Busy-Lizzie


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Why doesn't my blackthorn produce sloes?

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 21:59

It grows like mad here in SW France too. It's native to Europe.

Growing Blueberries In Car Tyres.

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 21:47

I think 3 tyres would be best, one is too shallow for anything much.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 21:44

Started off sunny, we went shopping. Came back, it was raining. Stopped raining so we went out to attack the Felicité Perpetué rambling rose which had grown too big for it's boots and had lots of dead wood in it, prickly. But found a blackbird's nest with warm eggs in it so had to stop. Prunings everywhere but they will have to wait.

Diasica

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 18:27

I use them as annuals too.

a plant for all seasons

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 18:01

Or Thuja occidentalis ‘Emerald’, or Nandina Domestica.

Rambling Rector

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 17:45

My brother in law had one that he planted to grow into a big tree (forgotten what sort of tree). In a few years it was sticking out of the top. Don't think he ever pruned it.

spades

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 17:39

Make sure it has a flat top to put your boot on when digging, not sharp shoulders. I like stainless steel as it slides through the earth better. And it needs a decent length of metal up the handle to strengthen it.

Manure for beds and pots

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 17:36

If it's dark and crumbly and doesn't smell you can use it now.

Diasica

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 17:32

I just buy new plug plants each year, mail order, they arrive end of March.

First time allotment owner in need of advise :)

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 17:31

The best and most ecological way is to dig all the weeds out, just hard graft. The other way is to use a weedkiller, such as glyphosate, unless your allotment rules forbid it.

First things I would sow, and can be done now, are broad beans, peas and onions or onion sets. Then potatoes. Later, when the ground warms up you can try anything really that takes your fancy. Read the seed packets. After the frosts have finished you can plant out tomatoes, courgettes, cucumbers and peppers. Build a frame for runner beans and sow them. They like manure and compost.

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