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Garlic

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 07:11

As long as it's only the tips and/or the oldest leaves it should be fine. 

Trailer of top soil

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 06:34

Surely bags of compost will be more expensive than topsoil   

Not sure what your project is, but for growing things my preferred route is to dig in lots of well rotted farmyard manure(bought in bags from the GC if not available direct) rather than bought compost. 

grass seed not germinating

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 06:17

With respect to other's experience - the Lawn UK website says this, stressing it in bold print " ....It is also worth noting, that there needs to be adequate warmth in the soil, 6-8 degrees Celsius is required for germination, and this is usually when the air temperature is above 10 degrees Celsius."

  https://www.lawnuk.com/faq/when-you-should-sow-grass-seed 

and the RHS website says ".... Seed germinates most readily in early autumn and mid-spring.  The soil is warm, there is plenty of moisture and the weather is neither too warm nor too cold......"  it goes on to say ".... germination should take between 7 and 10 days ...."

https://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=424 .

And indeed that is also my experience

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 06:01

Good morning Archiepem and any/everyone else up early on this lovely morning - Happy St George's Day to you 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43120.jpg?width=282&height=179&mode=max

 

Garlic

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 22:08

Ours looks similar - we're not worried about it 

What the best seeds for cut flowers

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 22:02

Sarah Raven specialises in seeds etc for cut flowers  http://www.sarahraven.com/shop/seeds.html  - a bit more expensive than some, but some special varieties that aren't available everywhere and lots of helpful info on the website. 

Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:35

What??? The RHS that might be "funded by Monsanto" ???

Crazy Paving Problem

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:32

This looks lovely 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43113.jpg?width=250&height=350&mode=max

 

Crazy Paving Problem

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:20

Crazy paving is often traditionally designed to have these gaps to allow small plants to grow in them - little creeping thymes which emit pleasant scents when you walk on them are favourites. 

Black beetles

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:18

I think it may be the Alder Leaf Beetle  https://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=768

Scroll down to the 'Are there other dark blue beetles?' section. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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ID please

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Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Yes, that soon!!! 
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Did you participate? 
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..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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