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Planning for ground frosts

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 13:39

I have heard that as well but its not exactly reliable. 2 days ago we had a ground frost with no prior warning on the national or local weather reports. Perhaps they didn't know it was coming, perhaps its not always mentioned. I would prefer to check out these things myself instead of leaving it upto chance.

I would have thought with the internet as powerful as it is there would be some form of site with filters to set for such things.

Planning for ground frosts

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 13:26

Hi all 

With this changeable weather I often watch the TV weather forecasets to see what will happen to the temperatures over night. However, its actually quite rare for the bulletin to actually warn of ground frost. 

Does anyone know of any websites where you can focuss on the loacl area for frost warning?


Compost course

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 13:23

Getting back to the plastic bag debate, when I was growing up (over 20 years ago now....) supermarkets in my town has cordened off areas with boxs for you to pack up your shopping. I never seen anything like this now. Maybe the occasional banana box at the end of a till, but nothing of the scale that it was. It strikes me that they now either recycle the cardboard themselves or bin it. 

I would like to see a return to the days of cardboard box areas which my stop some of the overuse of dreadful plastic bags.

Growing Eryngium

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 12:44


I am thinking about growing some Eryngium, like Blue sea holly. I have a south facing garden and would like to place them in a border. Has anyone else grown these and what were your experinces of the height and width?

I was inspired by seeing them in a florist and they really do look fantastic.

Sharpening tools

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 16:45

Thanks for your suggestions and replies. 

Sharpening tools

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 15:37

What sharpening equipment do the forum folk recommend? I am looking to sharpen my spade, hoe, etc but dont want to use my wetstone which I have for kitchen knives (although I may use it for my secateurs). 

Any advice or recomendations?

Veg Growing Plan

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 14:40

Hi Brycey. I'm Glasgow as well. I'm on my 4th year growing veg and it certainly has been a steep learning curve. I plant out my garlic in October and it did very well last year. This year it looks quite well at this stage. I also have some more to put in the ground which will be the latest I have tried it so the results should be good to compare. I would say we are fortunate to have frost till later in the year as far as garlic goes as it really does need some to spllit into cloves.

I would suggest that planting out anything else might be a bit early yet. Frist is great for the garlic but will kill off the others. The ground is too cold for onions I think and the parsnips wont germinate yet even in containers. 

Last year we had late frosts till May which killed off a few of my early sowing. Doesn't stop me from itching to get sowing again this year! Just trying some self restraint!!

Pots , planters and compost

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 14:22

Mo - Another suggestion, if you have the room (you say the garden space is limited but maybe you could sqeeze one in) a compost bin would be good. You can stick the used compost in that and add peelings etc to it to feed new life into the spend stuff.

Anyone used Jeyes Fluid?

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 14:14

I use Jeyes to clean pots also as well as my potato planters. I think its cleaned more as a disinfectant than a bleach but maybe wrong. Personnaly I like the smell and much prefer it to bleach! 

I agree with post saying it is quite expensive now. Garden centres mark up the price way too hihg but supermarkets aren't too bad.

Lawn Funghi

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 11:54


I had the same issue last weekend. It seems almost overnight that my lawn grew 100 odd toadstools/mushrooms in 20ish clumps. I think that the weather conmditions being mild yet damp over the last few weeks has providfed the ideal conditions for them to grow, as last year I had none but the year before some.

I just tried to pick them out the best I could then scarified the lawn and forked it to try and help drainage as much as possible. They are so unsightly and not in the least magic! I doubt that they wont come back but at least for now it looks better.


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