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Professional Soil Testing Kit.

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 16:43

I've not used this, but it appears to be very reasonable 

Blood Fish and Bone

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 15:50

I've never found it a problem to scatter it on the soil and as I've said 'tickle' it in with a hoe or rake and water it in or let the rain do it.

 I've had many dogs in the past and they've never been interested in the flower beds when I've used it - I only use a light sprinkling and ensure it's watered in - and I've kept notoriously greedy labradors amongst other breeds.  

Of course, it's important that quantities should be stored in a dog-proof/vermin proof container in a locked shed - as with all fertilisers. 


Posted: 15/02/2014 at 15:32

Well, 'it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good' .... I got a line of towels and  jeans and thick shirts etc dry on the line and ready to air today.  Thought they might blow over to Alan 4711 on the coast.  Now it's looking pretty black in the western sky ..............

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 15:27

Very likely Nut 

Digging beds from scratch - how deep and what soil?

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 14:47

Very likely Edd 

Blood Fish and Bone

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 14:31

I use it and 'tickle' it into the ground with a hoe or rake - rain soon dissolves it and it loses any smell - we get the occasional visit from the neighbours' cats but there's no difference in the number of cats or visits whether I've used FB&B recently or not. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 14:27

Not kite flying today KEF? 

Talkback: Fig trees

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 14:26

Gardeners Question Time has been a fixture in my life ever since I was a child - I went to a recording at Debenham WI with my mother in the 60s.  My gardening heroes have all been regular panellists on there'_Question_Time .

Every few weeks they have an edition of questions that have been sent in so, if we can't come up with the answer you can write or email GQT and see what they have to say 

Digging beds from scratch - how deep and what soil?

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 14:19


Edd wrote (see)

................ dig a few pest pits........

Pest pits are always useful  and serve many purposes - one on the front drive for unwanted callers, chuggers, baliffs etc - one in the back garden for vine weevils, New Zealand flatworms etc .

However, my guess is that Edd means you to dig 'a test pit' 

  I'll get my coat ............................ 

Talkback: Fig trees

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 13:26

Here you are Alan - it's the most recent episode, the Lowestoft one 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

Decision of the day

..... 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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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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