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Billy Goat

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spring onion seeds

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 20:13

I had similar problem this year.  Direct sowings some in the garden and the allotment and nothing.

I've put it down to a bad batch and I will try again next year but will try them in modules to get them going first


Posted: 19/07/2014 at 22:57

Try to catch Beechgrove Garden on BBC Scotland (Sky Channel 951) on Wednesday at 7,.30pm or BBC 2 England early Sunday morning.  Jim McColl will be going through your very question

Lawn Care Query

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 22:46

Have a look on or 

To my knowledge it was always best to use individual treatments depending on what the lawn requires.

New Shed Advice

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 21:53

Hi All,

As per my previous post I have now planted my Hornbeam hedge and they are starting to bud nicely.

My attention has now turned to treating myself to a new shed. but I have a few questions.

I previously had a dog run in the corner and the area is paved over but the slabs are not 100% level.  Will this be a major issue?

What's everyone opinions on pent versus apex roofs?

Obviously I need to get in to maintain it, so how far away should I site it from my new hedge.

Many thanks

Hornbeam Hedging Question

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 22:39

Hi all,

I am planning to put a Hornbeam hedge round the perimeter of my back garden as it is against an old fence I want it to grow about 8 feet high to give me some privacy.  The ground is very heavy wet clay so I think this species is the best option.

My big question is should I plant a single row or a double staggered row?

Last Years Seeds

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 22:54

Thanks very much for the replies folks.

I'm pleased I asked as I will save a few quid this year, so my veg will taste even better!!

Last Years Seeds

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 22:36

Hi all,

A bobby basic question here, so please bear with me...I have some seeds left over from last year as I always order too many and I am keen to know if I should bin them or can I plant them?


Sorry if this has been asked before

Composter not composting!

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 22:26

As with the comments above turning is the secret and try to keep it moist.  I turn mine every 6 weeks and moisture with some booze via my

I also have a probe thermometer which is a good way of checking when your bin is working and when the temperature drops its time to turn.

Have a look on You Tube for some advice too

That's Monty done till March!

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 21:14

That's Monty done till March!

Hopefully there will be some repeats of some gardening programs on through the winter season

Leaf blower/vacuum/shredder

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 18:33

I have one of these machines and it has been excellent.  I now use it to collect all the leaves in my street and my neighbours gardens.  I get loads of leaf mould for the heavy clay soil in my garden and allotment, plus my neighbours ply me with booze for keeping the leaves tidy.  So it a win win for me.

They are expensive to buy new but you can pick them up off a certain online auction site for a fraction of the price.  But avoid buying at this time of year as everyone has the same idea.

Have a look at it in action..

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New Shed Advice

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Last Years Seeds

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That's Monty done till March!

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Raspberries In Compost

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Help....Leaf Roll On Potatoes

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