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Soil of the ancients

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 19:46

The worms may be stopped by the membrane. Busy L's advice is good. I had a problem area outside my fence, it was just weeds and I guess the land isn't really mine. The Council used to cut down the weeds once a year. So I dug out all the weeds, let it lie for a few weeks until more weeds came up and then sprayed with a not very nasty weedkiller that allows you to plant within a certain time. It has flourished with not much care; I tend to over - plant so that weeds do not get much space to thrive.

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 19:34

Steve, that's a lovely idea, but way beyond my technical skill Some friends have just given me a colour printer and I know it will take me a morning to set it up, with multiple use of rude words But give me an Ikea triple wardrobe to assemble and I'm in seventh heaven

Dove, the Robin has been following me around all day; getting to within 18" of me as I remove old pea and broad bean plants and hoe the soil. I really hope those robinettes have survived, but no one is returning to the nest, unless they get up earlier than I do

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 21:11

A little bump to keep everything lively...the weather here in the Fens has been pretty fab; both rain and sun. Rosie we await your facebook news

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 21:04

Dove, that is spot on; definitely a Robin's alarm call.

Soil of the ancients

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 11:15

What direction does it face? Will it get much sun? and does the rain ever fall there? There are loads of good plants for shade if necessary. If the building shelters it from the rain it will need lots of compost and manure to retain the water. I also would give it a good soak and then just try to break up the clumps as much as possible and get out any roots you find.

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 11:10

Dove, I went onto that site and so far cannot find the right sound. What I heard in the garden, was percussive rather than tuneful. The nearest so far is the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, but I heard this sound in groups of 5 or 6 notes, not as a long pattern of sound like the Woodpecker.

Alliums

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:10

Mine have been and gone also; I always think of them as spring flowers.

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:08

Dove

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:06

Hope it gets better soon

Discussions started by artjak

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 12:54

Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 03:25

bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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Last Post: 26/07/2014 at 18:50

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 22:32

Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:54

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 20:12

Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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Last Post: 21/07/2014 at 11:31

Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:17

Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 14:57

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 20:42

Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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