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Guess the little tree

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 19:10

My first thought was 'ornamental quince' too, as mine was called. Bought it in Woolies as a twig and it soon outgrew its allotted space. Did produce lots of lovely red flowers and inedible fruit. Last year went to plant heaven as I really couldn't find anywhere suitable to plant it on

Root trainers

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 19:58

I use loo rolls successfully for lots of things. My OH wanted root trainers as a pressie last year and I got these "ROOTRAINER GROWING SYSTEM - SHERWOOD KIT - 32 x 12cm CELLS" and they worked very well for sweet peas tho' not sure what it is you are planning to grow.

Disintegration may be a problem but the 'mould' is usually not


Posted: 21/01/2013 at 19:45

That is so  fab! I tried the same thing as you but as yet nothing!  Big kisses to you  and your companion!

Design of my wood greenhouse

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 15:47

What an awesome project! As previously mentioned what attention to detail! I must share this with my OH who also does not do things by half

Two years down the road it would be good to here of your growing successes - I seriously admire anyone who has to grow in the conditions you have. Thanks for sharing, Janet

Has anyone got any snow yet?

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 15:24

We've has about 4" in our part of Hampshire which is pretty unusual!

Allotment Wars- BBC1 Tuesday 22nd January

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 20:05

With iPlayer what does it matter what time it goes out if it's any good?

Best tasting cherry tomatoes

Posted: 16/01/2013 at 19:58

Thanks too from me


840 m squared of all types of weeds.

Posted: 16/01/2013 at 19:54

I agree with Lyon and Berghill to an extent but the OP has 840 m2 which has been 'neglected' for over 10 years and I'm sure you would agree that that should not all be left to nature if it is to become a garden eventually? I deliberately let certain 'weeds' grow (always pick fresh young nettles 'around' Good Friday for nettle soup for examlpe) . If the main gardening project is not to take place for a while then there needs to be an ongoing control/maintenance of the 'weeds'.

Laurel plants

Posted: 16/01/2013 at 19:43

Ours is in a dip in the land, bordering a stream, running north/south and gets next to no sunshine except the rising and setting sun and it has no problems flourishing!

840 m squared of all types of weeds.

Posted: 15/01/2013 at 19:40

We had serious amounts of horsetail in a part of our meadow but constant mowing is definitely wearing it down, Try crushing it with a roller before applying glyphosate to make application more effective. Good luck! Janet

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