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French beans.

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 13:11

Am I correct in thinking that french beans are treated the same as runner beans regarding crop rotation? Bearing in mind runners are regularly planted in the same location year after year, I was wondering if it  applies to  french beans as well. I hope so!

Seed sowing.

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 21:15

I would be interested to know of anyone who uses those seed sowing devices. I guess there are a number of types, and one presumes, quality. I noticed recently, an advert in D. T. Browns catalogue one priced at over £12. I am sure it is advisable to chose one that can cope with various seed sizes. Would welcome any thoughts from anyone who has used these seemingly handy gadgets.

Weed killer.

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 18:25

Many thanks Dove. My reason was regarding a rather large patch of onion sets on land which has never been completely clear of weeds. Our fault of course! I was told that Totril was specifically used for weeding the allium family. Hence my interest. Now, thanks to the web site I realize It cannot be used by hand held sprayers. Oh! dear!

Weed killer.

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 20:29

Has anyone ever used a product called Totril. It is a selective weed killer. I have enquired at our local garden center today, and was told they had not heard of it. Maybe it is only available in commercial horticulture. Any help would be appreciated.

Birds.

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 18:05

Thrilled to bits, for at two twenty this afternoon there was a swallow on the wires, in the farm yard. Thank goodness we left the barn door open to make them welcome. For these parts they are early, usually late April.

Ponds.

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 21:28

My old pond sprung a leak a year or two ago, probably caused by plant roots piercing the liner. Hence no longer contains water. I would dearly love to have frogs again, and am wondering if there is a minimum size of "container" which would allow wildlife to live and thrive.

Dedicated to dogs

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 18:58

Lovely dogs, Blessed if I know how to submit photos. I know how to drag and drop, but that method doesn't seem to work. Oh dear!

aged manure advice?

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 21:22

I find it surprising that anyone needs to buy manure from a garden center. So much available from farms, most of it free I'm sure. Oh dear, how fortunate some of us are!

Precious site.

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 19:56

Goodness! So glad I posted. The two sites suggested by LucyL and GemmaJF have pleased me no end. I was unaware of their existence, but now I will be visiting often. Thank you.

Precious site.

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 19:24

This section of our gardening forum is, I feel, so valuable because as far as I know it seems to be the only one in regular use. I remember a few years ago, the RSPB ran a forum, but sadly no more. Also the BBC Autumnwatch and Springwatch allowed us to post our sightings and views. This one too came to an end. Such a shame, when one thinks of this massive subject.

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Discussions started by cowslip2

French beans.

crop rotation. 
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Last Post: 26/07/2015 at 17:55

Seed sowing.

Gadgets. 
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Last Post: 26/05/2015 at 22:03

Weed killer.

Totril. 
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Last Post: 14/05/2015 at 18:25

Birds.

Swallows. 
Replies: 14    Views: 352
Last Post: 13/04/2015 at 09:32

Ponds.

Size. 
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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 09:42

Precious site.

Replies: 5    Views: 449
Last Post: 03/03/2015 at 10:13

Regular contributers.

Every day. 
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Last Post: 24/01/2015 at 01:59

Feeding birds.

Fat balls. 
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Last Post: 23/01/2015 at 14:16

Bird Feeding.

Fat. 
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Last Post: 02/12/2014 at 21:00

Brassicas.

Caterpillars. 
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Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 20:29

Tender Perennial.

Convolvulus Altheoides. 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 20:55

Convolvulus Star of Yalta.

Mystery death. 
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Last Post: 30/04/2014 at 21:38

Spring soil.

Tilth. 
Replies: 12    Views: 648
Last Post: 19/03/2014 at 19:36

Carrots.

Sowing dates. 
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Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 09:00

Slugs.

 
Replies: 5    Views: 639
Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 07:58
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