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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Is it too late to uproot my avocado plant?

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 16:24

I'd give it a go.  Dig it with a large rootball and treat it gently.  After all, if you leave it outside you're bound to lose it to the frost.  This way at least it has a chance.  Good luck

Can you help identify this plant ?

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 16:21

It does look lovely.

Repairing conifer soil damage

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 16:20

We had a similar lawn when we moved here 3 years ago (large ash trees at the end of the garden).  As well as scarifying, aerating and brushing in some compost as WW has described above, we've given a feed of  seaweed plant food in the spring and again in mid summer, and watered it in well.  We chose to use this rather than proprietary lawn feeds as we have lots of wildlife (including frogs, toads, hedgehogs, grass snakes etc) and didn't want to use anything that could affect them.  With regular mowing and continuing to scarify and aerate twice a year, the lawn has improved immeasurably.



brussel sprouts

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 13:55

Broccoli forms large plants like Brussels sprouts, so not really suitable for interplanting with them if you're looking to save space.

I've not tried it, but I think that Little Gem lettuces, sown at the same time that you plant out your Brussels sprouts plants next year, would reach maturity quickly and not impede the growth of the sprouts.

brussel sprouts

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 13:20

Hello Micheal

I would always stake Brussel's Sprouts growing in a raised bed - I've never found the soil in a raised to be firm emough for sprouts or broccoli without support.

Monty don new series

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 11:01

Lyn, I think you've misunderstood the premise of this programme - it is not about people buying 'ready made' gardens - they design and make their gardens themselves, over a 12 month period, with Monty giving some initial advice (which is not always taken) and popping in half-way through to lend a hand and answer any queries. 


Posted: 29/10/2014 at 09:18

Lily we moved in 3 years ago last August.

Verdun - thinking of you - hope all goes well.

Have a good day Panda - It's Wednesday, downhill from here onwards

Solution needed

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 09:15

My ten year old son pulled mine up - he thought he was weeding

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 09:13

That's nice Verdun   Apparently there was an earth tremor in the UK last night - although quite a way from you


Posted: 29/10/2014 at 07:42

Cut the greenery back to just above the top of the carrot.  Don't cut into the carrot.

Carrots can be left to overwinter in the ground - protect from hard frost with some straw under a net. 

Storing in sand can result in tough dry carrots. 

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