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Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:32



Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:31

You ask how often to water them, do you mean when they are actually in their final growing situation? I would just make sure they don't dry out if there has been no rain.

Soil quality and safety

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 11:46

Dove, that sounds so sensible and I bet a lot of people will have had that problem. The only thing I would add is to wear rubber gloves when cultivating the soil for the first year or so at least and to always wash your hands well after gardening; this applies especially to pregnant women.


Posted: 06/04/2014 at 11:43

Hello marlene, welcome; Does this area get any sun at all?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 11:41

gardenjeannie, we can only do what we can do. I hate the thought of you worrying about this. Perhaps we should all put on our thinking caps and try to improve the situation.

When it comes to plants though, as they are a perishable item if not nurtured, it may be as well if the gardeners down in Somerset are not inundated with too many plants all at once.

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 11:37

gardenjeannie, it would be great if more people responded but I think starting yet another thread may irritate/confuse people. The truth is that in any situation there are a finite amount of people who will help; there are many many causes that I have a vague sympathy for, but I DON'T help as I have more pressing interests elsewhere.

Also, because we are not a formal set-up, it is not just a question of growing some plants and delivering them to a collection point down the road; it requires a bit more input than that and lots of people don't have the time.

The seed thing which you are doing is great as it is very easy to pop some packets in the post; then you have to do all the hard work at the other end for which I am truly grateful

With the transport, I am sure it will figure itself out and I don't mind doing a few round trips.

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 22:13

The advantage to the non-brassicas is that the dreaded cabbage white is not interested.

Look what I found under alkanet.

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:46

I have wild garlic growing at the shady end of the garden, there is weed suppressing membrane and pea shingle there, so far, after 2 or 3 years they have not spread.

Seed Suppliers

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:20

Yes, seedaholic are great, but for germination rates I would go for D T Brown

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