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frost free green house

Posted: 29/10/2012 at 19:56

Hi Mike

I use a fan heater connected to a thermostat set at 5C - works for me. I'm in Hampshire though so might be a bit more costlier for you! Good luck, Janet

Absolutely enormous slug

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 20:09

You put in yor hnand?????????????

Has anyone received their November 2012 issue yet?

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 20:07

Me too!

wild apples

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 18:00

You could try visiting one of the apple days which are taking place this weekend all over the country. We took a wilding along to be identified a couple of years ago. They weren't 100% sure  of ours but you may be luckier!

Use of mirrors?

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 19:40

Thanks for all the replies!

Gary - yes what you say makes perfect sense - I have never seen 2 birds collide!

I will keep the mirror - I have just the spot in mind (for now!). Thanks, Janet

Use of mirrors?

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 19:34

 Hi ,  I have a mirror that I can find no room/use for in our house (mirror size approx  50 X 70cm). My first thought was to freecycle it but then I thought maybe I could use it in the garden. The next, very immediate thought was, oh dear, what if the the birds get confused and fly into it and injure themselves!. So does anyone have any experience of safely and effectively using mirrors in a garden which doesn't harm our feathered friends? many  thanks, Janet

Killing Ivy in a Hedge

Posted: 09/10/2012 at 19:56

Sorry Gary - I was acually agreeing with your 3rd paragraph in principle! Just tried to explain how I do it!

Killing Ivy in a Hedge

Posted: 09/10/2012 at 19:46

Hi NewBoy

I don't paint the leaves. I cut the 'main' stalk to a couple of inches above the soil and apply neat glyphosate to the cut stem. Being cut, all the top growth dies back and you can keep re-applying to the 'growing' bit (ie the stump) until it gives up! Might take a couple of applications but it seems to work for me.

best , Janet


Fig tree maintainance?

Posted: 04/10/2012 at 20:08

Granted ours is a realtaively young tree but it does produce edible fruits! Pea sized ones should be kept and larger ones removed, The former will prodce the edible fruits.

I'm sure some more experienced growers will gve you the advice you are seeking!

best, Janet

plant name

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 13:34

Looks like vetch to me

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