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Hidden Villages with Penelope Keith

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 13:25
1Runnybeak1 wrote (see)

DAVID.  Just watched your fred......I actually live in the village of Armitage with Handsacre.   It's getting to be of interest to planners for expansion .  I hope not in my lifetime. .   Why does everything have to be spoilt !!!!    I do know really, it's just sad. 

 

Oooooer......we live about 3 miles from each other, meet you at The Plum Pudding for a drink.

double helping of Monty

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 11:28

Not to mention his 'dishevelled' pond.......was willing him to take a dip again.

PS. Garden soil not good for aquatic plants in containers.

 

Hidden Villages with Penelope Keith

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 11:15

Sorite, pc......just thort there maybe feedback of interest on the previous fred.

Leaking connections on Hozelock watering system

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 11:11

I've found that the O-rings crack & need replacing every now & then, especially if they are left outside over winter.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 10:39

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/005_zpsvfzdltnl.jpg

 Golden Jubilee

Just watched Monty Tonight

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 09:27

Although this lawn thingy was a tad off the wall, surely this striving for perfection/obsession is fairly common amongst gardeners. Witness the Geordies with their enormous leek & onions. giant pumpkin contests etc.

Records  include, broccoli (35 lbs.), carrot (19 lbs), beet (43 lbs), celery (49 lbs), and red cabbage (45 lbs) to name a few. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 19:38
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/4e72d75f-088b-48f4-b6c3-bcd18e60e1be_zpsiisxt3lv.jpg

 

I've a  feeling there's going to be some nice sunsets over the next few days.

I took this one over our local reservoir.

Disaster

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 12:27

As far as I know there is no chemical control available to treat cabbage root fly. However, you may wish to try growing under fleece in future (it ain't going to go away) or use nematodes.......a species for use against cabbage root fly larvae and other pests, including the larvae of carrot fly, onion fly, leatherjackets, chafer grubs, sciarid flies, caterpillars, gooseberry sawfly, thrips and codling moth.

Will wood bark as a mulch cause nitrate deficiency?

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 09:33

As a gardener of many years I've also known this to be so (after all, it makes sense to be so) having said that, I never found it making any noticeable difference in my garden. I have two rose beds which are mulched with bark chippings and the roses themselves are very healthy.

I would just add that my source of supply is from my local Forestry Commission (I live on the edge of a pine forest) and find that due to the fact that my bark chippings contain pine needles, results in me having no problems with cat fouling.   

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