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New to gardening need advice

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 14:05

cleverduck, welcome. As it is your first year, I would recommend buying small plants from a nursery to get you going; for example I don't think strawberries are normally grown from seed.

I get Verve compost from B&Q 125 litre bags; I get it 10% off with my 'wrinkly' card, so if you know a pensioner persuade them to come with you!

Very small seeds, it is worth seiving the compost that you cover the seeds with.

In the main, the instructions on the packet will tell you quite a lot of useful info.

Hope all this helps

Horse Manure - what to do with it

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:58

Do check about the herbicide; there is a wild plant that is poisonous for horse; I think it is Ragwort, some owners hand weed their fields, some use chemicals.

I keep my (single estate) horse manure in black rubble sacks with clothes pegs on top and so far my Jack Russell (who also is partial to horse manure) has not shown any interest in them.

I too put it fresh around the roses, not touching the stems and use a shovel in the compost bin every time it is turned; really speeds things up in the bin.

Morning Glory

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:50

Not only are they sensitive to cold but the slugs and snails love them, so provide really good protection from the minute they are planted. I often take the base and top off a plastic bottle and put that around them.

Help needed please

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:44

Genovese, I suggest you google how large it will grow and also if it is a very thirsty type of willow as some willows can take moisture from the foundations of your house, causing subsidence. I believe that a willow should be no closer than 85' from a building.

Human irrigation system

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:42

Dear Mike, I do hope your treatment works fast and well; please keep up your posts, even if you are feeling down or uncomfortable, we'll try to cheer you up.

All my best wishes go with you.

Problems with private messages

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:35

Daniel, will we ever get back the emails notifying us that a followed thread has a response?

red ants

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:33

My mother always used boiling water on ants in the garden, but I guess it would not be too good for the soil.

Pallets

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:32

No expert, did you have to plane the wood first to get that wonderful finish?

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:29

Nut, just had a look and I'm wondering if you could get the plants to either Northampton, Luton or even Oxford; but that last one is 85 miles from you.

Rosie, do you know anyone who does trips in that direction, I seem to remember that you travel a bit?

Last year we had a map showing where people were located, anyone remember the name of that thread?

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:23

Nut, I will be going down to Somerset in mid May; I know you said that you could manage about 70 miles, so will look on the map to see how far that would take you, and we'll see if anyone can help there.

If all your plants were transferred to bags, just for the journey, they would not take up much space and at a push I could take them.

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