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worms

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:19

Hello James

Incorporate as much organic matter as you can into the soil, farmyard manure, leaf mould, garden compost etc  - you'll find that worms will soon appear in your garden.

When we came here the soil was dry and thin and there were very few worms.  Three years of doing the above and whenever I turn any soil there are several worms to be seen. 

Whether your soil is thin and gritty or heavy clay, incorporating organic material will improve the fertility and drainage and increase the worm population.

Good luck 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:06

Chicky that looks lovely 

I love laying on my back in a field of long grass on a sunny day  

More worms

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 19:42

Interesting thread here http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/forums/general-wildlife/30539-garden-worm.html about knotted worms - it appears it's a reaction to hot dry weather. 

slug clear liquid metaldehyde

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 19:37
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Dove!!!!!!!!!!!

Broadside for slugs?

Aldi cheap and cheerful is for slugs.

Broadside is for us

I know - that's why I'm in trouble   I shall have to replace it 

Tomatoes

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 19:35

It won't be blight - that's horrid blotches on the stems and leaves.  

Can you post us a picture of them so we can see how they're curling ?

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 19:22
4thPanda wrote (see)

I've got 2 weeks off in July, and Dove and I were thinking East Rushton (?) but of that's too far I have trains, can travel  

Yes, we hope to go to The Old Vicarage at East Ruston 

http://www.e-ruston-oldvicaragegardens.co.uk/pages/view/564/home.htm

some time during the last two weeks of July - we'll organise it after next weekend. 

slug clear liquid metaldehyde

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 18:49

To return to slugs - I'm in OH's bad books now - I 'borrowed' half a pint of his best Adnams Broadside to fill three slugpubs - and managed to tip most of it over the carrots - he doesn't mind giving me beer to fill the slug pubs, but not to waste it 

I shall have to buy him some more 

Clearing a garden

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 18:45

Traditional occupation for children http://shropshire.gov.uk/acton-scott/schools-programme-at-acton-scott/living-history-(ks1-and-ks2)/the-victorian-child-at-school-and-work-(ks2)/ - mind you, you'd probably have to pay them nowadays, or at least bribe them 

Inarching update

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 17:42

I think that's brilliant Jim - thanks for updating us 

mis-shapen raspberries

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 17:35

They are fantastic aren't they Bob?  And they freeze better than any other raspberries I've ever frozen 

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