bookmonster


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cats!

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 08:43

Trying to stop the local moggy pooing on our lawn. Tried scattering orange peel which I thought was doing the trick but seemingly not effective enough. Don't really want to get an ultrasonic thing as I can hear them. ANy other ideas?

Apple Harvesting

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 14:13

Thanks, I'll save some egg boxes. I'm hoping they'll feature in Christmas dinner...

Apple Harvesting

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 12:55

We have a howgate wonder apple tree with some whoppers growing, the first year we've had apples. The nursery said harvest november, eat December. Do the apples need storing before eating or can they be eaten or cooked straight away?

What is this?

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 12:52

Thanks! Up to 4 metres tall and 4 metres spread - it's defninitely for the chop, much as it's a magnificent plant.

What is this?

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 08:41

What is this?

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 08:40

can anyone ID this shrub? It's taller than me, pollinators arent' too fussed about the flowers and it's only produced berries once.

Planting out veggie seedlings

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 18:29

My beetroot and chard have been out for a f ew weeks.  I harden them off over a week, first letting htem spend the day outside with some protection, then leaving them wedged between some pots with protection (coldframe is on my birthday list).

fruit tree protection

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 18:23

Thanks! It's a trellis fence, but same logic I guess.

Lawn to Wild Flowers

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 09:20

Read up on which are most suitable for your soil type, cut the grass short and get some plugs. Loads of useful websites out htere.

 

fruit tree protection

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 09:18

We have a u cordon pear and espalier apple - it's only their second year of being allowed to fruit, and last year was really mild. I fleeced them this week when the weather turned really cold. The pear has  blossom, the apple not yet. Now milder and sunny, but still frost risk at night. Would you fleece them at night, or would they be ok without? It's a pretty sheltered suburban garden.

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cats!

you know what I'm going to say... 
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Apple Harvesting

Howgate wonders 
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What is this?

 
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fruit tree protection

fruit tree novice! 
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Bokashi

What to do with the results 
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Plant Ideas Needed

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Allium questions

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any other arachnaphobes out there?

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shallot harvest

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Seaside grass

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Coldframe

Practical questions 
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Elder

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Bring out your planters!

Inspiration needeed! 
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Apple and Pear Blossom

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Allium Rust

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