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Talkback: Fig trees

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 13:26

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


Posted: 15/02/2014 at 13:24

Chicky  - Simply gorgeous!!! 

Digging beds from scratch - how deep and what soil?

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 12:46

I've never worked out how much I use, but what I'd do is dig over the beds, then cover the beds with a two or three inches of your organic matter (manure/compost etc) and fork it in. 

This sounds a great project.  Hope you're going to show us some pictures as you go alone 

Hope someone's going to come along with advice re your lawn .... if they don't I'll give someone a nudge 



Posted: 15/02/2014 at 12:36

Glad to have you with us again BL.

Not dying down yet, and now it's clouding over - maybe I'll need to get the washing in.

Digging beds from scratch - how deep and what soil?

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 12:35

Dig your beds  over about two spades depth, break up any solid layer of clay underneath with your fork , and incorporate lots of well rotted farm yard manure and/or mushroom compost into the soil.  No need to buy topsoil - over the years add a good mulch of compost and/or well rotted FYM every autumn and that, combined with the clay, will give you a lovely fertile soil.  Roses in particular will absolutely love it. 


Posted: 15/02/2014 at 12:30

Shall I suggest a new training exercise for the footballers KEF? 

Camera Corner

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 12:15
Brumbull wrote (see)

More from the west country ... ........


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David, if you scroll down (quite a long way) on this site  . you'll find the second of the above pics. 

To discover whether a pic has been lifted from the internet, right click on the picture and then select option "Search Google for this image".  



Posted: 15/02/2014 at 12:06

Load of jeans hung out on the line - Alan4711 - if they come blowing past you, can you catch them for me please? 

Talkback: Fig trees

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 12:05


Talkback: Fig trees

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 11:57

Not really appropriate for the UK climate. 

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