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Latest posts by Bookertoo

Strong Tub Trugs

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 12:16

I think it is when they get left out of doors in sun (!!) and frost, the weaker areas do deteriorate - like brittle watering cans and so on.  The ones that have remained in the shed holding things, and thus have not not exposed to so much to light and cold, have kept their handles.  Last year when I 'did' my hosta pots, I filled a large bright pink tub trug with grit and top of the pots discard for disposal, but the handles came off as you said, and now I am going to have to empty it small jar by small jar full  - grrrrr!

Unexpected notifications

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 12:13

If that's the worst you do when the brain is disengaged you will be fine !!  With you I do find the notifications a pain in the left nostril - though I can see how people would find them useful.

Garden Achievement

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 23:06

Indeed Artjak, I go along with Joan Rivers with that comment, also the one that the wonderful late Quentin Crisp made, 'if you don't dust, after 4 years it doesn't get any worse anyway ......'   However, the garden does not allow that sort of neglect, and I would not want to allow that anyway - never mind the windows, lets prune the dogwoods. 

Slugs

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 15:20

Oh dear, that has quite put me off my afternoon tea!!  My mother used to tell about me, aged around 2, coming in delighted with the 'currants' I had found, we lived in the country and there were rabbits about ................!! Not as bad as slugs thiugh - yucky yucky

late start,more advice please!!

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 15:17

Tnanks MMP, have been growing various types of plants that would hate it here otherwise, gives you the freedom to do what you like!  Can't yet alter the weather here, but am working on it!!

Glad of the info re compost bins, will look into that as well. 

DOG WOODS

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 12:55

If you want to do this, and indeed it can be quite effective, you can always put the cuttings in the ground upside down, it solves the rooting problem!

Ideas wanted for feature pot.....

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 12:30

Big pot do not always need big plants - I have several enormous pots in the garden and often fill them with numerous little plants, the sheet effect can be very effective too.  It must be said I also have a very large indeed pot with an oak tree in it, but that is a whole 'nother story!

Garden Achievement

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 12:28

indeed Saltski, fresh produce from your own efforts beats just abut anything doesn't it.  We have a new baby cherry tree in the fruit cage, it looks very good with healthy buds - just one cherry this year would be a wonderful achievement.

late start,more advice please!!

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 12:23

Raised beds on the tarmac area seems a good idea, and alot less work than pickaxing it out!

Raised beds and pots will do well, they will have extra drainage and you can make them as deep as you like, with varying kinds of compost/soil to grow whatever it is that you want - blueberries for example. 

Slugs

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 12:19

I do hate slugs too, especially as I grow arge numbers of hostas, but I could no more chop them in half than fly!  I have found copper collars on pots helpful, some of the dry granular things help a bit, but grease on pots just doesn't do it - there is a wild life friendly slug pellet that works and doesn't seem to harm anything else.

Nematodea do work, are very expensive and such hard work to use, besides which, once your patch is clear, all the neighbours slugs move in so it doesn't last long as nature abhors a vaccuum!   I have been known to use them on a small area of ground I wanted clear for a while for a special reason, not tried them in my many pots yet, might consider that as the work in dilution and washing in may be slightly less - not at all sure about it though. 

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