Busy-Lizzie


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Fruit Cage

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 23:08

I take it all off in the spring to add manure and dig or rotovate. You have to put goodness back into the soil after growing crops. Also need to rotate the fabric for the sort of crops the holes were cut in it for.

Fruit Cage

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 22:12

When I remove it to dig over there are worms.

Fruit Cage

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 21:34

I have loads of worms in my living soil under my permeable fabric. Tomatoes and peppers, even runner beans do well surrounded by it. But then I live in SW France and it can get very hot here and dries the surface to a hard crust. The fabric helps to keep the moisture in.

I had mice eating strawberries when I used straw.

Virtual Valentine Party

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 21:29

Course you can Panda. KEF said all posters welcome

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 21:22

Gardengirl, you mentioned those RHS flower shows in London. When I was a nurse years ago at the old Westminster Hospital I used to walk past those RHS Halls often when I worked at the Westminster Children's Hospital or the Gordon in Vincent Square. Just looked at the Google maps, brought back memories.

Virtual Valentine Party

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 18:26

 - a smile for each of you. Or is that three?

Virtual Valentine Party

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 18:01

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That's so pretty, Dove. Would this coat be OK?

 

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 17:55

Bumping up again.

Fruit Cage

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 17:50

Strawberries don't always do well when planted again in the same place, but it helps to dig in some compost and manure.

I find that fabric very useful in the veg garden, it lets in water and air keeps in the warmth for early crops, stops the soil drying out in high summer and keeps down weeds. But I hate it in flower beds. The one not to use is sheets of black plastic.

Virtual Valentine Party

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 17:38

Like Philippa's theme.

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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