Latest posts by bookmonster


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 09:17
we no longer grow salad for this reason


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 09:06
Sorry you're offended Wonkywomble, I have no desire to harm cats, I simply try to make the garden unappealing to them to minimise the health risk. It disappoints me that our son won't be able to play freely in the garden and made gardening really stressful when I was pregnant.
The best solution is undoubtedly to own a well trained cat, but that's not an option for us. The memory of the one that used to live here lasted a good year though!

Allium Rust

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 08:57
Orange rust like spots have appeared on my ornamental alliums but nearby chives, spring onions and shallots are unaffected. Any advice? I've dosed with seaweed.


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 08:54
I've noticed the bed they use is the only one that doesn't contain any sort of allium, so I've planted spring onions there, and I also use sticks as a deterrent so soil isn't bare. It's the long grass I struggle with now.

allium rust

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 20:25

Sorry, posted in the wrong section, should be problem solving, anyone know how I can move this?

allium rust

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 17:04


Orange rust-like spots have appeared on my ornamental alliums - the nearby chives, shallots and spring onions seem unaffected. Any tips?





Id please

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:38

Yes, the rest of our patio weeds are geraniums and geums for the most part...

Id please

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:32


Id please

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:18

That's the bed that needs more perennials too. I wonder why they've not flowered the past 2 years, my weeding's not that efficient!

Id please

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:09

I was wondering if it was an aquilegia, I've eyed them up many a time in national trust shops and now they've turned up by themselves! Do they self seed readily? Sorry for the pic delay, the pic was on my phone and I couldn't seem to upload it from there.

Discussions started by bookmonster

first apple harvest!

Storage advice needed 
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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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What to do with the results 
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Plant Ideas Needed

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Allium questions

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Last Post: 13/09/2015 at 10:42

any other arachnaphobes out there?

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Last Post: 15/09/2015 at 12:35

shallot harvest

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Last Post: 31/08/2015 at 16:00

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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