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Storing onions

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 14:10
Thanks Philippa I am trying to use them up quickly as there never seems to be a day that passes without using an onion. But I still have had to compost quite a lot so they are eventually going back into the soil.

Storing onions

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 13:50
Help. Can anyone give me advice concerning storing onions? My crop are laid out on my greenhouse shelves as I don't have a shed and some especially the red onions have turned mouldy and are starting to rot.

Lifted onion sets

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 09:15
Thanks all for your suggestions I will do the cane and string idea now and start them off in modules next year.

Lifted onion sets

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 14:13
Has anyone got a solution to prevent birds lifting my onion sets?

Over wintered bugs

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 15:26
Any that may have over wintered.

Over wintered bugs

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 14:58
I read a tip on this site which suggested that hanging fatballs among roses will also encourage birds to eat bugs that have over wintered. The birds have certainly eaten the fatball but I cannot vouch for any decline in bugs.

No worms in my soil or compost bin

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 14:48
Thanks for all your advice and my bin is standing on soil which I fork over each time I empty the bin. The compost is quite damp as I do water it from time to time especially during hot weather, my soil is quite alkaline as I garden in the north pennines and according to local knowledge we have lime stone quarries around us which maybe worms don't like. But I have used a lot of composted stable manure on the garden.

No worms in my soil or compost bin

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 15:35
I know this subject has been approached before but I need a sensible and intelligent answer. Right, for many years now as I dig over my veg patches and empty the contents of my compost bin there are no worms. Can anyone tell me why and what can I do to remedy this problem? Thank you.

Snowdrops

Posted: 02/12/2012 at 15:39
Thanks everyone for your helpful replies, I have seen snowdrops in pots in garden centres but due to the cost of them I thought I would buy the bulbs this year and plant them in pots myself. I agree with the suggestions about planting them in the green after flowering and if successful I will buy a lot more bulbs next year as I have a large space to fill.

competition

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 16:36
Hi Lyn, I have won 3 items over about 3 years from gardening books to DVDs. But nothing big, I would like to hear from someone who has won something worth hundreds of pounds. Keep the faith Lyn.
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Storing onions

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Lifted onion sets

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Last Post: 30/04/2014 at 09:15

Over wintered bugs

Fatballs among roses 
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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 15:44

No worms in my soil or compost bin

Lack of worms 
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Last Post: 16/10/2013 at 14:48

Snowdrops

Starting in pots 
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Last Post: 02/12/2012 at 15:52

cats

cats messing on my garden 
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