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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 

Thicker, heartier yews?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 07:41

Yew is perfectly happy being cut hard back - in fact this will make it grow thicker and stronger.  

Info on growing and maintaining a hedge here http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=353 

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