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Leaf mould

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 08:39

I find all sorts of insects and snails in the bin where I put my leaf mould and wonder where have they come from and how do they survive.. Like the pond creatures they seem to just arrive

Tonight DIY... gt Ormond St Hospital

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 08:26

I tuned into this programme but found I couldn't watch after very sick children were featured with their brave parents. It was all too sad for me so I didn't get to see how the garden was transported. This was a lovely idea though and  I do hope people can enjoy it.

Frog spawn at last.

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 18:21
Frogs reign! Bring them on, good slug eaters ????

Frog spawn at last.

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 16:56
I've been training them!
Where do you live Pansy? I'm in Cheshire so perhaps if you are a bit north of me you will have to wait a bit longer.

Frog spawn at last.

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 15:57
I was pleasantly surprised yesterday to see frog spawn in my pond at last. The heron took my goldfish apart from one last year so I bought a net and covered most of the pond leaving a section for frogs to access it and give other wildlife a chance to drink. The frogspawn has been deposited on top of the net which dips in the water,so my one remaining fish cannot eat it. Are't my frogs clever?!

Grow bags, where are they?

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 15:34

I might try sowing directly into a compost bag and thanks Biofreak and Dave for the suggestion. I don't know why I haven't thought of it myself! 

Grow bags, where are they?

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 16:37

I am sorry to say that you are probably right about grow bags not being environmentally friendly as they seem to be very peaty. I do find they are OK to put on the garden though as they add bulk to my sandy soil. But yes, they are not green and now I'm feeling guilty for liking them! The cheaper ones are thinner but if you pay a little bit more they are better. Perhaps a peat free version will soon be available.

Grow bags, where are they?

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 16:03

Thanks for your replies. I can see I will have to wait a bit longer. I use a grow bag for salad crops as it is more flexible and when the weather warms up I put the grow bag on my little wall. I will put some lettuces in the garden later on in the season. My soil is very sandy and I often use one on the soil to grow courgettes, making a hole or two in the bottom of the bag. I do put some in the veg patch but the ones in the grow bag do much better, honest!

Grow bags, where are they?

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 07:22

I have been looking around for a grow bag as I would like to start some salad stuff off in my greenhouse. I have tried my local garden centre, Aldi's, Wilkinson's and other outlets without success. Has anyone spotted any?

Plastic containers

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 07:16

I put ordinary plastic pots inside attractive ceramic or terracotta ones so I don't need to water so often and the plants look much better in the attractive pots. 

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