Latest posts by Bluebaron

Driveway costs?

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 08:45
I had a large driveway done last June. He swept the whole drive about 570m2 and then laid about 3-5cm depth over entire surface cost was around ??15k.

Really pleased with result

Key out and prepare area for new surface.
Machine sweep.
Regulate low areas.
Supply tacking tar.
Supply and machine lay

Blackcurrent pruning

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 19:19


Cut out all the old stems so see what happens next year!

Blackcurrent pruning

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 09:46
I'm confused. According to the what to do now above. I should be pruneing my blackcurrants now, however the RHS website advises to prune when dormant in late autumn early winter. Also although I have approximately eight strongest stems I have about 15 smaller stems growing from the base. should I prune most of the smaller stems out leaving only two or three of the stronger ones to replace the original stems when mature.

spider MIte

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 11:11

I have an attack of spider mite on my cucumbers, They are currently 4-5 foot tall and every leaf is affected.

I have sprayed with a bug spray and am misting as often as possible but am i wasting my time?

Can they be saved? Its quite a heavy infestation.

My tomatoes seem to be unaffected.

Butternut squash

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 16:37
Must be the feed/water ratio then!

RHS Hampton court

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 11:24

Had a great time, weather was great. Its very similar to Chelsea with stall, show gardens etc.


Watched a good talk by Monty Don and others on career changes. Fireworks were probably the best i have ever seen. 


Traffic was bad leaving 45 mins to get out, poorly managed IMO. 

Butternut squash

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 11:22

you can get 10 small ones or four big ones!

RHS Hampton court

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:00
Thanks all can't wait!

RHS Hampton court

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 19:46
Anyone got any recommendations? It's my first time at this show. I'm going to preview evening on Monday. I have also managed to get tickets to the Monty Don talk about career change but it's 1:45 long and it's only a short evening. Should I go?

Red Thread Lawn

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 22:48

And this

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spider MIte

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