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Posted: Today at 14:09

Hi, I was going to make a vertical strawberry planter from a pallet, there isn't any markings on it to say how it was treated so I thought it was safe to use but I've just read on a link on here to avoid unmarked pallets. Had I better get rid of it? I don't like the idea that it could be treated with toxic chemicals, I've stained it with fence paint. I've read that every pallet has to b treated with chemicals or heat, does anyone on here use the pallets that have been treated with chemicals? 

Thoughts please

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 21:00

I've also got an old fork of my dads that's 50yr old r more, I'll use that meanwhile. Yeah, Lidl have garden tools in but for about £10 more I can get one with a lifetime guarantee. I read some reviews on BQ website that said their new spades soon snapped so with my OH 'helping me' in the garden think it may be worth me getting one with the lifetime guarantee.

Thoughts please

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 20:07

Hi, can i just add my bit James whilst its about spades? My partner has broken my 24yr old spade yesterday, great! The shaft of it has snapped inside the metal bit, he probably put all his 17stone weight on it whilst digging a shrub out, it has been well used though. It has been lovely to use just the right size for me. I thought of mending it, if there's a strong glue for sticking wood together but just seen some new replacement shafts/handles on internet but don't know if it would be a good fit, I can always shave a bit off it if too big. Does anyone know of any shops that sell replacement handles then I'll know if it fits? R I may buy a new spade that has a lifetime guarantee saw some on BQ website.


Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 11:16

Will do that Dove.

Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 11:02

Gillian, cats do not just go where there is freshly dug soil! I've had loads of cat poo on my back and front lawns in the 24yrs that I've lived here, and I mean loads! I often see cats in my garden and roaming the streets day and night. The cats are probably doing more in my soil the last couple of years as I haven't had much poo on my lawn. I try and wear gloves every time I garden now.

Plum Codling Moth battle

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 17:20

Sorry for hijacking your post Robert, thanks for the info from everyone, going to send for some Winter Wash and look up worm tea spray. I know more about the life cycle of the codling moth now. I can spend ages looking for info on internet, it's so much quicker getting the correct info from u all on here, thank you. Think its important to keep ground clear of leaves, isn't it? Got few to pick up when weather bit milder next few days.

Plum Codling Moth battle

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 22:11

I have some grubs eating into my apples, don't know which grub, I've just read a bit about Nemesys Grow Your Own after reading this thread, it says to apply in September/October but the damage to the apples has already happened by then. Is there anything I can apply before then to help next years crop? l also have a new Victoria Plum tree so that will probably become affected as well. Thought nematodes would be more expensive than what I have just found on internet, I'll be sending for some.


Posted: 17/12/2014 at 09:58

I have had cats pooing on my back lawn for many years, a friend who had cats kept telling me they bury it, no they don't! One morning after working a night duty I cleaned up 8 deposits of it, the smell of it made me wretch, good job I had an empty stomach. I hardly get any now on my lawn, but keep finding it in my soil. The dog poo on pavement at front of my house is another subject! 

Can I grow more raspberry canes from the seeds from my raspberries?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 19:00

I thought perhaps the autumn raspberries may reproduce less than the summer ones

Can I grow more raspberry canes from the seeds from my raspberries?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 18:51

Great thanks, looking forward to a good crop nxt few years then, i'll try find out how I can encourage them.

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Can I grow more raspberry canes from the seeds from my raspberries?

I have some lovely big autumn fruiting raspberries but need more 
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Last years fuchsias and bizzie lizzies

Whats the best thing to do with last years giant fuschias? 
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Yellowing lawn

Lawn sown last year going very yellow 
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