Barneyb


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Chrystlis

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 17:11

Can anyone identify this Chrystlis for me please? Sorry about the photo quality

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Is any one growing marrows

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 10:51

Swiss Sue is right. I let two courgettes grow into marrows. They are absolutly delicious when stuffed and baked. Yummmmm

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Onions from Seed

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 10:14

Thank you so much appreciated

Onions from Seed

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 09:42

I have some onion sets which seem to be performing well. I have also grown some onions from seed. They are now about the size of small spring onions.

I need to know what to do with the seedlings next. I can't plant them as I do the sets so how should I plant them so that the final grown onion bulbs are about half way into the ground at the time I want to harvest them. I have grown them in pots and now need to transplant them? Any advice appreciated. 

 

Slugs may destroy my life

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 09:35

Hi My solution is very simple and has proved to be effective. At between 2300 - 2330 every evening (especially if it has been a warm/wet day and the tempreature stays warm) I go out into the garden with a torch. The more powerful the better.

You will see slugs and slug trails which will enevitably lead you to the offender/s. Pick them up and and pop them into a container filled with heavily salted water. This will kill the slugs. Snails on the other hand need to be crushed. Don't know why but they seem to be able to survive for over two hours in salt water and in that time the slime their way up the side of the container and escape.

The following morning tip away the salt water and if you put the slugs in an area accessible then sometimes the birds/hedghogs will eat them. Good luck and good hunting. 

Slugs may destroy my life

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 09:32

Hi My solution is very simple and has proved to be effective. At between 2300 - 2330 every evening (especially if it has been a warm/wet day and the tempreature stays warm) I go out into the garden with a torch. The more powerful the better.

You will see slugs and slug trails which will enevitably lead you to the offender/s. Pick them up and and pop them into a container filled with heavily salted water. This will kill the slugs. Snails on the other hand heed to be crushed. Don't know why but they seem to be able to survive for over two hours in salt water and in that time the slime their way up the side of the container and escape.

The following morning tip away the salt water and if you put the slugs in an area accessible then sometimes the birds will eat them. Good luck and good hunting. 

SPROUT PLANTS

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 11:54

Very kind thank you

SPROUT PLANTS

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 11:21

I have grown some sprouts from seed. The plants grew well but when the sprouts formed they didn't stay nice and tight but opened up like a flower. Is there any way I could have prevented this?

STRAWBERRIES

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 17:28

What a fantastic response. Gives me plenty of confidence thank you

STRAWBERRIES

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 12:56

When is the right time to put straw around the strawberry plants. I have a small strawberry patch 40 plants in my allottment and I took up the old straw after I had harvested this years crop. I have now dug up and replanted the plants and they are looking very well so I think straw distribution timing is probably critical??

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