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Olive tree advice needed

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 13:51

I bought an olive tree 2 years ago from Suttons (I think) which was only 1-2 year old. I have left it out over the 2 winters we have had and it has been fine. Quite a suprise to me as I live in Glasgow and the first winter was quite rough. I am yet to get any havestable olives though, they did appear this year but are tiny. Fingers crossd for a better summer next year!


Posted: 03/10/2012 at 13:46

I had quite good results with garlic this year. I planted 'Marco' bought from the GC around end Sept early Oct last year. They over wintered well and I havested the first half around June when some of the leaves died off a bit. These were well split into cloves but not very big and quite mild so I think they might have been ideal for the 'deli garlic' you are asking about. The remaining bulbs I left for another 4-5 weeks and the swelled nicely to decent sized bulbs and cloves but again were quite mild.

I dont know if the mildness was due to the weather conditions or if the variety is actually like that tho.

Re-felting a shed

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 09:40

Thanks Marshmello, Sotongeoff and Tam B. All useful stuff. Think I might just build the door myself!  

Re-felting a shed

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 11:45

Hi all, I'm after any good tips or advice. I not too bad at DIY and such, although it does take forever it is usually a decent enough job. I think I have to refelt my shed though and hang a nrew door.

I inherited an amazing hand made shed made from reclaimed Canadian maple which is now 30 odd years old from the gent I bought our house from. Is refelting a big difficult job and does anyone have any tips before I start?

Also, where would I get a replacement door for a custom size shed?


strawberry runners

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 11:32

Does anyone know how would I go about planting on runners if my strawberrys are in a basket?

Strawberry protection

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 09:57

Thanks Froglet, ingenius!! I will give it a go.

Strawberry protection

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 11:44

Sorry to but into this thread but I was about to start one with the same title.

For the first time I am growing strawberries in baskets and wondered how best to protect them from birds. Do I just hang mesh over the basket? It seems to me that the wind might just dislodge it. Are there any tips from those that have tiried?

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