Latest posts by bookmonster

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?


Seaside grass

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 12:52
Wow, lots of options, thanks. What's in the picture?


Posted: 22/08/2015 at 11:11
If I had loads of time and skill i'd make something as anything I can afford will no doubt be overpriced and on the flimsier side.

Seaside grass

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 10:51
Looking for a grass species to use in a seashore themed container garden, ideally good for wildlife and providing year round interest of some sort. Any ideas?


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 14:57
Thanks! Is yours real glass? It's a relatively sheltered garden though the fence panels can move a bit when it's really windy.

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