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David K

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Surprise garden visitor this morning

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 11:31

Keep chickens - gotta gun! 

Home made organic way to kill aphids

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 19:17
aym280 wrote (see)

David K: clever man. I will have a butch too. 


Not clever was the way of things in my granddad's day, when poisons off the shelf were a rarity.  

Home made organic way to kill aphids

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 16:30
philippa smith2 wrote (see)

David......I've thought about the Rhubarb leaf solution and want to try it this year.  Do you chop the leaves and how long do you steep it for ?  Thanks

Here we go:

Lazy old me, Googling for it to save typing.

Home made organic way to kill aphids

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 14:59

Rhubarb leaf pesticide, using the plants naturally occurring poisonous oxalic acid is the best organic insecticide I know.

tomato plants

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 13:26
KevT wrote (see)
is t too early for tomato plants to go outdoors in a cold frame


Unless you live in Jamaica, I would say, here in the UK probably around the second week in June for outdoor plants and the second week in May for those grown a cold greenhouse....soil temperature of at least 10c (50f) for outdoor ones.

I believe there is a variety called Sub-Arctic that fairs better  in cooler climes, but I've never grown it, so can't pass an opinion.

Camera Talk

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 12:52

Oh dear....stand by for a disappointment.   It's a wild honeysuckle, I just took the shot for its colour & form appeal....sorry about that.

Camera Talk

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 20:02


Razor Hoe

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 16:42

Please watch, I'm on commission.

Razor Hoe

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 08:54
punkdoc wrote (see)

Looked at that last night David, I am tempted.


Promise you won't regret it, doc.....I've cleared a patch of creeping buttercup with mine that would have been a real pain without it.

Mine is a right-handed version, so I imagine they make left-handed versions too...given the blade action it would be important to choose the right one. 

Razor Hoe

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 08:05
BobTheGardener wrote (see)

Those are used widely in Japan and the design is probably thousands of years old, so I wouldn't consider it gimmicky at all David.  Good price too. 


Yes, I knew that, Bob.....perhaps I didn't phrase my message very good.

Discussions started by David K

Giant Pumpkin Seed.....

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New Forum

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Razor Hoe

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RIP Ronnie Corbett

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RIP Cliff Michelmore & Paul Daniels

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Turkeys that didn't make it past Christmas

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RIP Terry Wogan....

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Any tips for growing rice?

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Hosepipe ban

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