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Tap water

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 16:43

Kevin I think if you left tap water in a container of some sort for a few days it would be ok to use. I haven't tried it on plants but have topped up my pond in the past with no ill effects on the fish. The chemicals go in a day or too. My acid loving plants like cold tea now and again!  

Growing Potatoes

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 15:45

I always chit my potatoes as that is the advice most experts give You could always do your own trials, chitting some and not others. Good luck with yours Alan.

Fellow hayfever sufferers

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 08:09

As an asthma sufferer most pollens affect me. I don't let it stop me gardening though I can't bring some flowers into the house,particularly sweet peas, which I adore. I do grow the perennial ones though which don't have a smell. No way could I work in flower shop.

I hope you find a way of dealing with your problem RubyLeaf

unwanted leaflet

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 16:44

Obelixx is quite right stating that advertising subsidises the magazines. I once worked in the industry many years ago and I was told that the cost of producing magazines was more than we pay for them and that the adverts keep the price down. I'm afraid that we have to put up with them and be grateful!

Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 20:30

Thanks all for your comments and thanks Verdun for a laugh!  I guess I'll just carry on with my compost heap and not get too hung up on this conundrum.

Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 17:58

I think you are right.   What do other people think about it I wonder?

Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 17:37

I like to be organic and make good use of the compost in my compost bin, however I put peelings from my supermarket bought fruit and vegetables, which are usually not organic. Can I  describe my compost as being organic in this case?

Fertilising the Veg Garden

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 17:30

I'm glad I'm not your mother-in-law Brian!

Greenhouse cleaning

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 17:21

I have read somewhere,( probably my last issue of Gardeners' World magazine) that it is a good idea to steam clean your greenhouse if you have a small appliance. I am going to try this.  I have used Jeyes Fluid before and this has worked very successfully for me but you have to remove all the plants from the area for a little while until the fumes have disappeared, which is inconvenient if the weather is bad.

New to gardening and forum

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 15:43

Hello Wendy   

Discussions started by daydaisy

Can anyone identify this plant for me?

This little plant has appeared in an unloved part of my garden. 
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Composting moss

Is it OK to compost moss or should it be put in the green bin? 
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Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 17:49

Goldfish and tadpoles

Will my goldfish eat the tadpoles? 
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Last Post: 28/03/2015 at 18:10

Gardener's World programme

seeds or Is it legal to bring seeds back from abroad to UK?i 
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Last Post: 23/03/2015 at 18:00

What is in my compost heap?

What is this ash like substance in the compost? 
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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 09:52

Skinny leeks

My leeks won't grow! 
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Last Post: 14/03/2015 at 17:27

Scented Pelagoniums

Can anyone advise me  
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Last Post: 16/01/2015 at 14:52

Plum tree infestation

Can I replace with a cherry tree? 
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Last Post: 12/08/2014 at 16:27

Houdini mice

How do mice do it? 
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Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 20:11

Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

supermarket veggie peelings added 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 15:00

Can anyone identify these worms?

insect larva inquiry 
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Last Post: 16/01/2014 at 08:00

A lone goldfish

Do goldfish ostracize one another? 
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Last Post: 01/11/2013 at 19:08

My orchid has finished flowering

Can I make it bloom again? 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 17:18

Oak tree seedling

Is it ok to plant it in a wild wood? 
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Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 20:19

Could I propagate a Rosemary?

I think I may well lose my Rosemary plant over winter. 
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