bookmonster


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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?

 

Seaside grass

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

Coldframe

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.

Discussions started by bookmonster

white flecks

Windowsill Herbs 
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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

slugs...

 
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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

Onions

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

kohlrabi

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

onions

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

cats!

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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