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Please help me identify these plants

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 18:22

Ayidas; I'm trying to guess where you are from the architecture; initially I thought Mexico, but then I thought Abu Dhabi? Am I right?

Runner Beans

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 18:18

Steve, I was just about to ask that! I have pinched out the Morning Glory as they were starting to flail around and I don't see why one could not do that with Runners.

plants

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 18:15

I would go for Mediteranean plants like Thyme, Lavender, a prostrate form of Rosemary, Sage etc. But still remember to water them as they may be protected from the rain by the building

Talkback: 100 hungry snails

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 18:12

A woman I used to know in West London would fill carrier bags with snails and take them to what she called the BBC park at White City...perhaps that's why they moved up North?

compost

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 18:10

I would think that the droppings from any animal that is strictly herbivore would be a good compost accelerator and would add some nutrients. Lyn is right that there isn't much nutrition in compost; it is a great soil conditioner and soil needs the right structure as much as it needs nutrition for good plant growth.

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 18:03

Friday evening bump; hope you all have a frabgous weekend

Emptying a compost bin

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 17:59

Steve, I am just contemplating a 3rd bin

May I suggest that you do a sign with images of plastic bags and tins, with big red crosses on them and images of plant material, t-bags, cardboard etc with a big green tick on them? You could make it amusing too, (images of sofas/ legs of lamb/ cars)...so that your 'helpers' get the picture It could be done on cardboard and then laminated.

Failed Sweetcorn

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 17:53

First lot I sowed in heated propagator; 8/10 germinated, 2 died after potting on. Planted a different variety; same method - 6/8 germinated, but are looking pretty weak. I don't regard this as disappointing, for me that is fairly normal with sweet corn. The first batch are now about 30cm high and are being hardened off (outside during the day and inside at night) they won't be planted outside until mid-May and only if the forecast is good.

Emptying a compost bin

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 17:30

Mandicore; I am not a techy so cannot help with 'html'.

Have a look at compost turners; the 2 I've seen are either auger in shape or arrow. I have an arrow one but I am pretty strong in my arms (years of being up a ladder/scaffold tower and painting with my arms up in the air!) depending on how your strength is working you may prefer the auger.

Shed - man or womans world?

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 11:26

My shed is MINE! Which means that when it is a mess, I have no one else to blame

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: 13/07/2014 at 17:26

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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Last Post: 27/03/2014 at 20:57
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