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Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 21:02

"Forget about the planet, save the garden". A brilliant quote from a novel by Colin Catterill.

In other words, do what you CAN DO; not what we would all WISH to do.

Gardenjeannie and Lizzie 27, you are doing such good work...I don't know what more I can say.

Tomatoes - in or out

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 20:44

Frank, so lovely to know that you are well and back on the forum

Your advice is always welcome.

Pallets

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 20:34

That is a very good cold frame

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 20:32

Mark1963, was 'Carry on bumping' a good film?

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 20:30

An 8.30 bump.

Spent the day on my own veg garden as it needed it!

big garden

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 20:28

Oh, and there are some roses which are semi-evergreen; any good rose seller will tell you which, I use rosebuddies.com

big garden

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 20:27

If the rhododendrons grow well, might that indicate that the soil is on the acid side? I'm wondering if some of the Heathers (I won't say which as I always get it wrong) camellias, ceonothus and cotoneaster, choisia, there is a winter flowering honeysuckle which I think retains it's leaves. Hope this gets you somewhere

Watercress

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 20:19

I bought some Johnson's watercress seeds (Nasturtium officinale, but not related to nasturtiums). When I googled growing them, an American site said to plant them in 1 gallon pots (figured out that is an 8" pot) and stand the pot in 3" of water.

Instructions on packet say plant as normal and keep moist.

Has anyone any experience of this?

I planted American land cress a few years ago, but it was much too peppery for my palette.

Hot composters

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 11:18

I took part in a Master Composters stand at The Norfolk Show last year. We had a hot composter; the chap from the Council set it up and within 24 hours it was operating at the correct temperature, we know this as he put temperature sensors into the middle of the container; the thermometer that comes with the system only really measures the temperature on the inside of the lid.

I was very impressed by the system, it is fairly new and they are making improvements to it all the time.

Some neighbours of mine were thinking of getting one as they don't feel the Council's system for collecting kitchen waste is very hygenic, but I had to advise them against it as they are away for 3 months each winter and they would probably have to start the system up again each time they come back and I can't see them being organised enough or having the time to do that.

But for anyone els, I would recommend it.

Complete beginner - confused

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 10:55

Welcome JDDB and Cathy

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Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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