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2nd earlys

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 19:16

hi  when should i start to chit 2nd early potatos the verity is british queens.

my allotment is just outside Drogheda Louth , Ireland.


Weeds vs an old rickety back

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 19:05

you could also spray the mypex with simazine and then cover with chippings ,

regards Derek

Weeds vs an old rickety back

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 16:50

re-read  your right

Weeds vs an old rickety back

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 16:30

Was my comment not up to your standards . no rain forecast for 24 hrs and no Gale blowing  

Can I train a rambling rose over an arch?

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 16:17

Hello Gardening Grandma, How much shade is it total or dappled shade ,the cheep arch may not be able to support the rose as it gets more mature .


moving fuschia

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 15:39

Sorry forgot to mention give it lots of water to settle it in and then every other day


moving fuschia

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 15:37

I would cut it back to 3 -4 in from the base new shoots will appear through out the year


moving fuschia

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 15:25

Hi Delores2 get as much of the root ball as you can ,and dig a similar hole as the root ball in the  right place sprinkle some general fertiliser and back fill removing any air pockets as you go ,and be careful of your back it will be quite heavy .


Weeds vs an old rickety back

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 15:00

wait until you have a very still day with rain forecast in the next 24 hrs, and spray with a systemic can then cover the area with a sheet of mypex fabric and bark chippings on top of it ,or you could ask a kind neighbour to help you .


squirrel shot for coming to the table.

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 10:27

yep your right the magpie is native , but was nearly made extinct in the 19 century in Ireland that's( what I get for listening to folklore)(anti British education)  the Gray squirrel was introduced into Ireland in 1911 at a wedding party in county Longford.

Sorry Derek

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