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Allium questions

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 08:29

Clay holds nutrients well, so can make a good loam with lots of organic matter.

Allium questions

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 16:22
Perfect! Our clay is rapidly becoming beautiful soil with a bit of TLC.

Allium questions

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 16:08
Do allium neapolitanum attract bees? And does letting alliums seed mean the bulb isn't replenished?

any other arachnaphobes out there?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 16:05
I don't dislike them, they're fine at a distance standing still, just terrified. A harvest man or spider on my leg recently was one of the few occasions I've ever screamed

any other arachnaphobes out there?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 11:08

I try to garden in harmony with wildlife so I'm thrilled my plot is full of harvestmen and spiders, but on a moist September morn ing when it needs mostly clearning, weeding, and mulching ready for chard seeds and shallot sets my arachnophobia can be a bit of a hindrance. Any other sufferers out there? It's even harder now I can't just drag my husband out, he was being napped on by a teething/mmr'd toddler...

shallot harvest

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 08:24
Good advice, I've brushed the slugs off and will try and remove the mud when it's dried

Seaside grass

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 07:50
Can I ask if both sets of seed came from the same place?

shallot harvest

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 07:11
There were mice in the garage at one point and we don't want them back! I tend to use the pantry which is a little better. Thanks, I'll bring them in when I can.

Seaside grass

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:15

Thanks! The Leymus does look good, I may have a go at growing it from seed.


shallot harvest

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:10

The foliage is all laid down, mostly brown but some green remaining. The weather for the rest of the week is decidedly monsoon-like, and I won't be around to harvest next week. The only space I have for drying/storage is in the house. What would you do?


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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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Practical questions 
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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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allium rust

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Id please

pretty weed? 
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last frost

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Dividing Hellebores

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Poor Germination Rate

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Bee watering hole

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