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Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 18:47

I've got loads of Aubergines and peppers already germinating; will now cosset them to deliver to Somerset; they can all be grown in containers.

Garlic Planting

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 18:44

Andrew, I can't see where you are located; if you are not in the far North or in a flooded area, I would plant them outside, or hedge your bets and plant some in large cheap plastic pots. Your local garden centre may have some 2nd hand that you could use.

Lidl

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 18:42

Bought some seeds at Lidl today; cheapest packet was 29p I think; brill

Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 18:40

Misselong, I always assume that the last frost could be as late as May18th. Having said that I always put my Pelagoniums from last year outside at the beginning of April (after hardening them off for about 5 minutes) as by that time I think of them adult enough to look after themselves. Besides I need the room in the green house for newbies.

Anyone have a garden blackbird?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 18:34

Lisa, FG, I love the idea of a tipsy blackbird trying to woo his mate.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 18:31

Dove, Verdun, Panda all wonderful suggestions All my fingers crossed for you Panda to get to see these gardening professionals.

Rosie, is the soil affected by sewerage (foul water) or sea water? Or what? Once the land has drained, how toxic will it be?

I know when I was involved in a flood in London In 1976, caused by amazing amounts of rainwater and hailstones with storm drains blocked by Autumn leaves, the loos in basement flats were backing up, causing 'foul water' to contaminate people's flats and gardens. I don't know how long it took for the ground to be safe for growing veg.

I'm happy to make a trip in my car, with as many plants packed in as poss.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 21:52

bump

Anyone have a garden blackbird?

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 21:52

I love the songs 'my' blackbird sings, summer would not be the same without him.

Where have the birds gone!!!

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 21:48

I'm re-filling the sunflower heart container nearly every day and the niger seed feeder every 2 days. No starlings, so the fat balls aren't being eaten, except a little by a robin.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 21:46

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38556.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 A weird and wonderful Amarylis that I was given for Christmas. It produces huge drops of sticky nectar.

Discussions started by artjak

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What is this stuff? 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Any suggestions welcome 
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Best crop ever 
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More good guys

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bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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