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Bees in my compost

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 21:10

Bee hives, all our bees are in bee hives, on combs, which are cells in wax.

Bees in my compost

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 20:41

Honey bees do not make nests. Guess they are bumble bees, they most likely will raise their young, as birds do , then leave.

Morning glory seedlings dying

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 13:56

I had the same problem in a warm kitchen. Lost count of the numbers I have germinated only for them to die. Mystery deepens.

Convolvulus Star of Yalta.

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 21:38

Multi purpose compost was Evergreen, fidgetbones. Still a mystery to me. Thank you both.

Convolvulus Star of Yalta.

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 20:50

In previous years I have been so taken with this variety, which provides us with daytime flowers rather than the more usual early morning types. This spring I soaked the seeds as I always have done, sowed them in multi purpose compost, kept them in warm kitchen, germination fine, but within three days or so  they give up and die. I am mystified. 

Spring soil.

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 21:29

Have other gardeners noticed the state of the soil which was dug in the autumn? This practice is usually guaranteed to give us a most marvellous fine tilth come the spring. Not this year sadly, we have missed the frosts haven't we? It is going to be difficult to have fine soil for seed sowing.

garden centres vs garden nursery's

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 21:17

No contest! Nurseries without a doubt. Plant knowledge, is so valuable.

Carrots.

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 20:03

Can anyone advise me on sowing late carrot seeds, so as to avoid carrot root fly? I am particularly thinking of the open ground, where it wouldn't be practical to use fleece.I am aware that later sowings are usually ok, but last year I sowed on June 2nd and they were riddled with tunnels. Would late June be a safer bet, I wonder?  I might add my main spring and summer crops I grow in boxes, where I use fleece most successfully. 

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 18:27

Oh please! Nigel is an utter delight. Such a gentle disposition, with his waggy tail,and general countenance. Monty is superb too. How can anyone not like him?

Slugs.

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 14:16

Do other gardeners remember us all being told during those many months of persistent rain, that we would have a great problem with slugs this year. Strangely, I have never had less trouble from them. No sign of them on the strawberries,or any freshly planted young plants, such as runner beans and brassicas. I know it it hot, but surprised not to see any.

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Discussions started by cowslip2

Convolvulus Star of Yalta.

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

Spring soil.

Tilth. 
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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: 410
Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 07:58

Capillary Matting.

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Last Post: 22/06/2013 at 17:58

Carrots.

Sowing dates. 
Replies: 11    Views: 584
Last Post: 21/06/2013 at 17:18

Runner Beans.

Supports. 
Replies: 14    Views: 1033
Last Post: 30/05/2013 at 22:21

Spring visitors.

Swallows. 
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Last Post: 15/04/2013 at 20:47

Birds.

Nesting Material. 
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Last Post: 06/05/2013 at 06:29

Birds.

Robins. 
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Last Post: 23/03/2013 at 14:29

The Potting Shed.

Garden Gnomes. 
Replies: 41    Views: 1406
Last Post: 19/02/2013 at 15:58

Hot Beds.

Replies: 1    Views: 584
Last Post: 25/01/2013 at 22:59

Birds.

Bird Feeders. 
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Last Post: 23/12/2012 at 22:07

Birds

Gold Finches. 
Replies: 20    Views: 1091
Last Post: 30/12/2012 at 09:17

Runner beans.

Growing Runner Beans in pots. 
Replies: 14    Views: 2914
Last Post: 19/08/2013 at 20:26
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