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Water Butt Cleaning

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 10:47

I have 2 , I wait till they are nearly empty ,then disconnect , take them off stands and give them a good flush out with the hose, does the trick .

Water Butt Issues

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 15:20

I agree with Dove it sounds as if the height/level of the butt has changed and the overflow is not going back to the down pipe.

Need help with Kale problem

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 12:03

I use netting bought from Wilko on a roll , it is more than ample and cheap . I push some canes in the ground around the perrimeter of the kale patch , at an angle pointing away from the plants and stretch the netting over the canes, secure the netting on the ground with shorter cane  ' pegs ' or simply large stones.  Seems to be working so far .


Posted: 10/08/2015 at 11:40

Yes the spring dead heading seems to work for me , Just the old flower head just above the first swelling buds .  Enjoy the changing colours as they fade as removing will not produce new blooms..

Talkback: How to harvest cucumbers

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 10:13
Casenna , there are numerous female only plants/seeds available , you might like to try those next time. Saves a lot of fiddling about. Enjoy your cues.

Off with their heads! Runner beans

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 10:48

You do of course need the bees to pollinate the flowers , ,no pollination no beans.

Problems with French marigolds

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 14:31

Your description sound like the work of slugs/snails, they have stripped some of mine a few pellets got rid of the pests.


Posted: 12/07/2015 at 10:39

Thanks Dove , that was my first thoiught , have tried removing the spent flowers but seems not to be making any difference..  Have same problem with a lot of the cues in greenhouse ,although I realise there are always a number of casualties, it would seem that the flowers shelltered under the leaves have a better success rate, the ghouse is protected with coolglas white anti uv.. A mystery I would like to solve..


Posted: 11/07/2015 at 10:37

I have the same problem , early ones were fine , now they get about 10 cm long and start going soft and yellow at the blossom end. I have heard of blossom end rot on tomatos does anybody know if it affects cues and courgettes. There is no problem with fertilisation and the plants are fed and well watered daily. Advise me oh wise ones..

Cleaning patio and paths.

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 16:29

pressure weasher with a patio cleaner attachment , work very well .Its a rotary brush attacment and does not make a lot of mess.

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