Latest posts by bookmonster


Posted: 04/08/2017 at 08:31

I may have to try them then, though I wish there were smaller packs, my veg patch is only 6 foot by 3. 


Posted: 03/08/2017 at 20:51

They're getting nothing but cheap stuff here, the amount we're getting through... Do nematodes help!?

walking/tree onions

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 20:03

Wow, pretty!

disappearing carrot seadlings

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 19:42

Yeah, I grow stuff indoors 'til it's a decent size then plant out with copper tape and still gets eaten by the slugs...

Rocket seedlings

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 19:41

I'd suspect slugs, I don't find a trail, but my beer trap catches at least half a dozen a night...

walking/tree onions

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 19:38

Just got my first walking/tree onion bulbils to plant, well excited! Anyone else tried growing these?


Posted: 03/08/2017 at 19:37

Anyone else at war with the slimy ones? My dwarf runner beans are so rambling the copper tape is achieving nothing (I caught a pair climbing up a spring onion to get to the beans), the poor plants are nearly stripped of leaves.

I have started setting a beer trap in the middle of the bean patch - would several round the edges be better when I can collect more milk bottles? What's the cheapest thing to fill them with?

 Any assistance welcome! (don't really want to use chemicals).

Friend or foe?

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 21:11

Yay! I suspect the ants are out to protect the blackfly but hey, good luck ladybirds. Benefits of organic gardening...

Friend or foe?

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 20:51

The blackfly infestation on my apple tree has been joined by these caterpillars, can anyone ID them?


Posted: 08/06/2017 at 15:49

Interesting, I was told they were ready by someone else so pulled the ones that had keeled over naturally, I'll leave the rest til they are both keeled over and brown. Will the ones I've pulled be ok? They're in a cardboard box, foliage slowly going brown, and will be eaten over the next few eeks.

Discussions started by bookmonster

white flecks

Windowsill Herbs 
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Last Post: 17/08/2017 at 21:44

self watering herbs?

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Last Post: 12/08/2017 at 11:54

slug pubs

how not to catch spiders 
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Last Post: 12/08/2017 at 17:19

walking/tree onions

Well excited! 
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Last Post: 03/08/2017 at 20:03


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Last Post: 09/08/2017 at 20:04

Friend or foe?

What are these caterpillars? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2017 at 05:41


Are they nearly there? 
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Last Post: 10/06/2017 at 00:19


any tips? 
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Last Post: 14/05/2017 at 18:23


eating them green 
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Last Post: 13/05/2017 at 18:47

Pruning Winter Jasmine

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Last Post: 13/05/2017 at 09:47

Composting Cardboard

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Last Post: 06/03/2017 at 10:23

first apple harvest!

Storage advice needed 
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Last Post: 15/10/2016 at 17:50


you know what I'm going to say... 
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Last Post: 20/09/2016 at 08:58

Apple Harvesting

Howgate wonders 
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Last Post: 18/09/2016 at 14:13

What is this?

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