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Aww man! Seedlings...

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 19:01

ph2 love wonderful cleaning lady in London used to bag up her snails and take them to the BBC park (that's probably why they moved their operations to Salford) I believe that snails will return from a fair old distance...I'm hoping that the hurling well...kind of...KILLS THEM!

Plant IDs Please

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:57

3....yes, angellica, lovage, umbellifera (?) spectrum...

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:52

Pure joy, an old friend has just sent me a card to say she has moved to Bristol

Haven't phoned her yet, but it would be great if I could stay there when bringing plants down; how fortuitous would that be?

Aww man! Seedlings...

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:49

Something was starting on some seedlings in the conservatory, I poked around and found a small snail clinging to the side of a pot... bas...rd, he became a flying the field next door

Snail hurling is quite a sport in these here parts

Need advice on very small, boring garden!

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:45

Yes, but isn't there a horse race called that?

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:38

Ryan, bless you, have just looked at your profile and I am sure you will succeed, but which area are you in? and does your wonderful mother (what DID you get her for mother's Sunday?) mind helping out?

ph2, can you pm me on your post code so I can try to co-ordinate things?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:00

OH, ph2 I did not realise what you are up against! All I can suggest is weed suppressing membrane over the whole lot; cut an X for where you are planting, and then pea shingle the rest. That is what I had to do here for a large area that had just been field before, but then I made slightly raised veg beds and because the weeds had been suppressed for a year or 3, it seems to have worked.

Pinching out

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 17:55

Let us hope they are not 'moneymaker' Bob Flowerdew, I think, said recently on GQT that they are pretty tasteless.

Bamboo canes

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 17:42

Mad51, I am really puzzled by this; some of my bamboo canes are 8 years old and not one has rotted! The 8' long ones are still 8' long Where are you keeping them in the winter?

Do my grape hyacinths have to go?

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 17:38

Oh Tonks... I think we have all done that...and not just once

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Rubbish really 
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More good guys

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Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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How to empty a bin 
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Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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what is the worst mis-information you have been given? 
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