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Soil Improvement for 2015

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:35

I agree with Dove. Aim for good soil structure and good nutrition. I would spread horse manure (from a source where no weed killer is used) and let the worms take it down into the soil also as much homemade compost as you can.

When I plant, I sprinkle organic chicken manure pellets a week or so before and gently fork them in.

The fact that things did well the first year and not now could indicate lack of nutrition, do you feed the plants while they are growing. Also have you checked for vine weevil in the raised bed?

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:29

...um, actually I think Dame artjak has a nice ring to it

Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:28

I think what I thought were harvest mice must be baby mice; used to get loads of dead ones in my London garden; there were many cats in the area. The one my dog caught is just greyish brown all over, no light colour on the belly.

short sweetcorn

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 08:27

I have got cobs forming, but on strangely short plants. I did get them going quite early and they were hit by a bit of cold. Someone down the road started his later and his plants are much taller.

Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 08:22

Just looked it up in Thorburn's Mammals and it must be either wood or house mouse. The ones I sometimes see dead when out for a walk must be harvest mice.

Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 08:11

I thought field mice were tiny; just been out to measure this creature and it is 16/17 cm nose to tail.

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 08:08

Hi Rosie, hope you are well

Now there's irony

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 21:34

There is a lovely line in the Blackadder series, when he asks his servant; 'Do you know what irony is?' and the servant replies, 'Yes, it's like coppery and silvery'.

Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 21:31

Bumping this in hope of an identification.

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 21:29

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Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

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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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Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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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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Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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