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Latest posts by ColinA

Creosote - Which one and the best technique?

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 15:47

I have heard that creosote cannot be purchased for domestic use now, there is a local farming supply company who sell it in 205Ltr drums but only for farm use.

Yet another ban by the EU i think


Posted: 24/02/2013 at 13:03

Hi Alan4711

You can get all the rates by typing in to google the title eg how to make nettle fertiliser etc


Colin A


Posted: 24/02/2013 at 12:45

I'm also going to try nettles this year as a result of a Gardeners world article last season showing someone growing tomato on nettle  liquid as a result the plants looked superb. I have also read that it is really good for leafy veg as it has a lot of nitrogen in it

Lets hope it works

potato problem

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 15:21

I have had this problem with wire worm also

They attacked the roots of all my brassicas last year as well. I have found that peircing a potato with a cane then burying it for a week will attract them, the potato and worms can be dispossed of safely and the trap can be reinstalled all over again.

bolting seedlings

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 15:15

One way to counter the light level problem is to put cooking foil upright and  shiney side to the plants to reflect the light back onto the plants

The uses of rainwater

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 11:33

All done and dusted


Posted: 13/01/2013 at 13:59

Thanks sotongeoff I will try that


Posted: 13/01/2013 at 13:33

I am going to try growing impatiens and begonia from my own seed this year has anybody got tips/ do's and dont's

What is wrong with my apple tree?

Posted: 11/01/2013 at 16:15

If Bordeaux Mixture is being taken off the market soon any ideas what the alternatives are ? as I use it religously for potato blight, Would Jeyes fluid do the same job on apple trees?

What is wrong with my apple tree?

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 15:26

It is possible to buy Copper Sulphate in garden centres. Its called Bordeaux Mixture I use it every year against potato blight as its recommende for  organic gardening'

Thanks for the tip Berghill I did not know about spraying the bark on apple trees against brown rot from which my tree suffers every year, Do I have to spray the whole tree, or the trunk,or just the branches?


Discussions started by ColinA

Wash for apple trees

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Last Post: 09/01/2014 at 18:03

Garden Bench

Wanting new slats 
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Last Post: 13/12/2013 at 12:17

Sweetcorn not Ripening

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Last Post: 21/10/2013 at 22:14

Maggots in Plums

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Last Post: 31/08/2013 at 13:44

Nettle Fertilizer

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Last Post: 29/08/2013 at 22:27

Potato Blight

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Last Post: 13/08/2012 at 15:28

soil pests

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Last Post: 25/06/2012 at 13:43

Cooking Oil as a greenhouse heating fuel

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Last Post: 11/06/2012 at 15:17

Strawberry protection

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Last Post: 22/06/2012 at 14:55
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