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Horticultural Films

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:05

Sleeping with the Anemone 

snails and slugs

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 11:59

At the moment, when I cut a couple of lettuces for supper I chop up the outside leaves and put them in a heap on the edge of the purple sprouting broccoli bed - the slugs seem to prefer the lettuce to the broccoli .............. so far 

Scarifying

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 08:40

If it's not been treated with a Moss Killer then pop it somewhere dry, and in the spring bundle it up or put it in a wire mesh cage like you get to put bird fat cakes in and hang in your garden in the very early spring  - the birds will come and get it to build their nests 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 08:37

Has anyone spotted this?  Really good article and recipes  http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jul/19/yotam-ottolenghi-vegetable-recipes-alys-fowler 

Very yummy indeed! 

 

anaemic cabbages

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 08:23

It's probably down to variety.  Which cabbage are you growing?

I'm digging a pond by hand...

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 08:21

You're getting there Steve 

Road building anyone?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 08:12

I agree with Joe - dig out and compact base then fill with crushed concrete/rubble/hardcore and compact again (or get tractor to drive back and forth over it lots of times) and then top off with a finer grade hardcore type stuff.

It may be worthwhile letting local farmers/builders know that you have a need for broken up hardcore as they sometimes have to get rid of it and would have to pay to take it to a tip.  

But make sure they know it must be broken up (or rather down) to a size that can be compacted before they deliver it, as otherwise you'll get chunks the size of half a house tipped up on your driveway. 

Scarifying

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 08:03
Clarington wrote (see)
Mike - I do our lawn twice a year but never really know when is best to do it. Do you think there are good and bad times?

I do ours in the late autumn and early spring - well, that's the plan anyway 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 08:02
Pauline 7 wrote (see)

Morning all didn't realize woody' s garden had been open to the public and therefore his address was known. Just being over cautious. Sorry if I upset anyone...........

Of course you haven't   It's good that we all watch out for each other 

Viewing hibernating and breeding animals?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 07:43

I think one of the most important skills a child can learn is how to sit still quietly and watch - it's then that things start to become interesting 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 08:23

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 21:07

Caterpillar ID

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 17:27

ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 14:09

Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:54

Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 11:28

Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02
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