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Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:49

Bumperana

Eggs, and cooking with them

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:35

Oh Lordy, I remember isinglass; it was in a bucket in the shed, and my father said 'that is how we preserve the eggs'. This would have been about 1954, so it was used long after the end of the 2nd World War.(also in the film Oklahoma, they sing about 'isinglass curtains you can roll right down in case there's a change in the weather')

Remember that most people would not have had refrigeration; though even now I don't keep eggs in the fridge, but I DO know when they are past their sell by date, which they would not have known then.

Does anyone talk to their plants?

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:26

inspiration

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:25

I didn't get even remotely interested in growing things until I was about 35. My father and my brother were keen and semi-professional gardeners (in that they wrote about it) and as a child I felt bullied into helping, but I loathed worms and other creepy crawlies. So the ONLY job I would do in the garden was trim the edges of the lawn with a long handled clipper. That kept me a safe distance from the 'nasties'.

Miserable Gypsophilla

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:05

I have a few gyp in the garden; they never appear till much later in the spring, rather like teenagers who don't get up till lunch time

Raised veg beds - how to build?

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:02

Melanie hope you are not too confused now

Please ask us if you need more info.

If you need raised beds because of a disability, it may be that there are other options to explore.

How do I get rid of it

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:58

Hosta, I was simply trying to show how precise one has to be to deal with this plant

Raised veg beds - how to build?

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:53

Dear melanie, wood has a tendency to rot when it is outside, so I made my raised beds from 'pressure treated timber' this is unplaned timber suitable for using out of doors. I used 6 or 7inch wide planks (these are called gravel boards) with 2"x2" posts at the corners. So you hammer the posts into the ground, 4 inches or so, then you drill and screw the gravel board into the little post.

If you want the raised beds to be higher then simply attach another layer of gravel board, but please be aware that it will take an awful lot of compost/topsoil/well rotted manure to fill such a high bed.

How do I get rid of it

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:44

I did a little gardening job for someone and dealt with the ground elder surrounding a peony by digging it up, washing the roots to get rid of any ground elder, planting the peony temporarily in a bucket. Then going through the soil thoroughly using a sieve to remove any hint of Ground Elder roots.

Does anyone talk to their plants?

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:35

B-L. the border collie may need the odd Welsh word, are you up for that?

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