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Excessive cost of seeds

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 16:10 are excellent - many seeds under £1, great variety, 10% off for allotment holders...when you buy seeds from them, they email you full growing instructions and follow-up tips. The best.

what do you think is the best make of bird food you have bought?

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 21:36

Anything WITHOUT wheat or corn in - it all gets flung out - the birds don't want it. I suspect that birdfood manufacturers put them in to bulk out their mix


clean garden

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 18:52

Can you come and do mine?


Apple trees

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 18:50

swirly winds, exposed, 4-5 fooyt trees - stake until established I reckon! 45 degree stake against prevailing wind.....


But from personal experience, to avoid bark damage and subsequent canker problems, use a soft wrap between the stake/tie/tree


Plants for June Wedding

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 18:47

Roses do it every time...with some fernery - could even be asparagus at that time of year!


Advice on planting native hedgerow please

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 18:45

Go for it - most hedgerow plants are incredibly hardy - but I would water them regularly next year whilst they establish, and if it is really hot(!) erect some shade. Once established next year you have a hedge for life.


Red currant pruning

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 18:43

They need pruning after fruiting so I would leave them this year and look at them again next year. 

Protect Perennial Seedlings Over Winter

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 18:42

I agree, too small to plant out yet - if you can prick them out into individual pots, keep them in a reasonably (but not too) light frost-free place until spring, then grow them on until planting out you should be right! I envy you that amount of agapanthus plants...

Paul's Himalayan musk rambler/ Mme Alfred Carriere

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 18:39

I've grown both of these, and whilst lovely, they want to be huge!!! Much better grown up into a tall tree....

sweet peas in toilet roll inners

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 18:37

Don't bother - I don't think overwintering sweet peas does them any favours, and toilet roll inners once they get wet just delaminate. Try sowing seeds again in late February, several seeds in a large pot and transplant after frosts

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