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CM Pellets

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 20:05

Only outdoor action was to prepare ground for Broad Beans, using Wilco CM pellets. Seed is started in troughs in unheated greenhouse as defence against pigeons, slugs, cats & jackdaws!!

Hello fellow gardeners :)

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 19:07

Hello/ Croeso, THG: welcome back! * Whereabouts are you gardening? 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 20:55

Re-covered frame over one of my (smaller) raised beds after Storm Imogen 'visited' coastal Pembrokeshire. Topped up compost over first new shoots of 'bucketed' potatoes inside greenhouse. *[Air temp inside gh 20c in full sun early pm, BUT 5c minimum recorded over past week though!!].

Used Tea Bags

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 21:15

Hola/ Croeso Androo!! As Steve 309 mentions, the pyramidal teabags survive intact through several composting cycles with me too! Standard paper bags are 'no problemo'. Admiring your 'cage' structure - it should stop most fruit predators & allow for good pollination/ light & airflow. [btw: ?where in Spain are you?].

Camera Talk

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 21:00

Thankyou both, Fairygirl & Lesley: I'm drooling over the mountain pic even more than the Squ. Nutkin & Mr Bumble/ knapweed shots - well spotted, both of you!

*I'm rather like DavidK; simple cropping & 'tidying' where necessary, but avoid overPShopping et al like the plagues that they represent. Rant over...

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 More 'Undergardening Crew' - youth wing ready for compost rotovation duties!!

 

Camera Talk

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 18:11

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 Here's a recent shot of one of my 'under gardeners' reporting for slug erradication duty! *She was a late 2015 nestling & has 'adopted' my back shrubbery as her favourite 'scruffling' area!  Currently checking out the overwintered windowboxes for any tasty morsels....

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 18:02

Few weeks to go before mine - BUT it's a 'double-header' as it's my wife's birthday too!! [Easy to remember; so no nasty slipups, eh??]. [Just after the Ides of March].

rats

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 15:37

I favour a 'defensive' approach similar to Pansyface's: invert a largish (8" or 10") plastic flowerpot and then add the inverted drip tray on top before reaffixing the table - this 'belt & braces' construction has worked for me!

Iris flowering - is this a problem

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 21:02

I've had several clumps of Dwarf Iris flowering in a sheltered, shady border for about two weeks now. I doubt whether they'll 'recur' later in the spring, so I'll just enjoy them as they are brightening up an otherwise dull area right now! * It's raining heavily today, pic may follow - when it improves.....??

HELP.......?

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 18:10

Here's hoping you can stay strong, Verdun: the truth will out - no doubt your existing plant stock will prove worthy in the long run!!

Discussions started by David Matthews2

I've got a luverly bunch of ? Definitely not coconuts!

So I've grown gourds this season & needing to know whether these are edible, or merely ornamental?? Positive information would be most welcome - before I poison aybody!! 
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Last Post: 19/10/2015 at 19:03

What shall i do with a 'Hairy Onion'?

Head of bolting onion has grown 4 feet, then sprouted 'hair' 
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Last Post: 10/08/2014 at 19:47

Please help to identify this miniature shrub

Small evergreen shrub withsharply-pointed glossy leaves and white 'malteser-sized' bobbles supported on short stems. 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 18:17

Gardening featuring in Seasonal Greetings...??

Do other 'forkers' know of examples of gardening techniques and practices being featured? ing in  
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Last Post: 26/12/2013 at 06:47

Getting Crafty in my old age...

Planting and discussing spring bulbs with my grand-daughters prompted an ad hoc craft session with them the playroom 
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Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 21:26

Huge Bee on Winter Clematis "Freckles"

Sighted this afternoon in my sheltered courtyard....can anyone identify the bee species? 
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Last Post: 21/12/2013 at 06:56
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