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Latest posts by Berghill

Wash for apple trees

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 15:36

And have the advantage of being organic as they are both made from plant material.

Blossom

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 15:10

The double Saponaria officinalis is one of the worst thugs going. We have been trying to get rid of it for the last 18 years and it still comes up everywhere.

Fruit flies or what?

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 15:08

More likely fungus gnats than fruit flies. These live on the surface of potting compost and the larva eat the roots. There are insecticides which deal with them.

Also helps if you can scrape off the top inch or so of the compost and replace it with grit (the stuff they ell for the bottom of aquaria is ideal.).

Not a gardening question, need help with a radiator

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 17:59

Try draining one from the bottom. You need to catch the 'liquid' which comes out as it is usually extremely filthy and will stain carpets (Found that out the hard way). Then bleed the system through.

Also try bleeding the pump itself. there is usually a valve on it somewhere. Different places for different pumps so cannot help with location.

Talkback: Growing your own Christmas dinner

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 17:57

Been growing  our own veg at Christmas for nearly 40 years. (And for much of the rest of the year too!).

What is this ornamental tree please?

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 17:55

Definitely one of the Malus persuasion. Only a few hundred to choose from!

Initial Seed Planting & Potting Up

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 17:53

And there is a danger that the compost which is not in use by the plants roots becomes waterlogged.

What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 19:54

For Heleniums look here

www.specialperennials.com

 

I intend getting more Geums if I can.

Leeks

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 12:32

Sorry, was in a hurry.

Plant the leeks in a hole as described above. Then as the stem elongates out of the soil wrap cardboard round the stem and pile earth round it. That way you get the length of stem below ground and in the cardboard to be blanched and reasonably soil free.

OR. Plant the leeks as you would any plant and put a cardboard tube round and earth up. Keep adding cardboard tubes as the plant elongates until it is as long as you want it to be.

Not that easy to describe in words. Bet there is a Video of doing in somewhere on the Interweb thingy.

Leeks

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 21:04

It all depends on how big a leek stem you want. Dibber and hole method produces a reasonable length, but Dibber, hole and cardboard tube produces a huge length of Leek, if that is what you want.

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