Latest posts by Edd

Christmas decorations

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 01:48

Once again I was forced to decorate the tree.

Have you seen the price of LED bulbs!!!!!

I think it survived the wet spring we had

PS. Great compost. 


Last edited: 06 December 2016 01:52:58

Minimum temperature for a frost-free greenhouse

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 01:33


Try and direct any heat you have under the benches/staging. Remember that water will reduce the temperature 20 times faster than the air around it will.  

Your frost-free greenhouse should be fine if working properly 2-5 degrees is fine!

Your fridge should be doing the same ?

New allotment

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 01:03

Great results chris 172 your soil looks great.

Potatoes are a good first crop on new soil as they are cheap and break up the ground and attract pests, that you can pull up and get rid of. It's a good indication of any future problems that you might get.

Nematodes all round might be a good option. (not the cheapest option, now but I find it the only option unfortunately)

New allotment

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 00:51

I'd spread a few bales of straw over the top when it's dry enough then set light to it. This will kill any pathogens and weed seed and stop many problems that you might incur in the soil in the future. wakeshine instructions after that are sound and I would recommend doing this over the winter.

It will make it all easier in the spring.

You will never get away from weeds though. That is just part of gardening you will have to put up with. Try and get rid of the deep rooted perennials if you can.

Good luck and enjoy. 

Last edited: 06 December 2016 00:55:23

Search function

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 00:41

It asks for your keyword (search) and then you have the option of 'most relevant first' or ' most recent first'

Unfortunately. ' most recent first ' does not work. What do you expect from a free site?

Sorry wakeshine

Perhaps you could point this out to the management.

Hollyhock and rust

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 00:30

Rust disease is caused by a fungal parasite. Unfortunately, there is no easy treatment for rust.

Avoid wet areas and remove all infected parts and destroy them.

Dust your plants with sulfur early next season to prevent infection and keep mild infections from spreading.

Try any other methods that people on here provide. Garlic sprays with bicarbonate of soda will increase the alkalinity that will stop any fungal growth but too much will burn the plants.

Best to ask a professional about chemicals (if you need to use them. I'm out of touch with the new stuff but I doubt it has changed ) They will charge you Unfortunately.

Hayfever and gardening as a career

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 00:12

Do you have problems with dust mites/ pet hair/ or smoke, in the same way ?

A douche may be the answer. 

Do you know of the cold remedy bottles 30ml with a sprayer that goes up your nose. like this.


(Sorry can't link that one)

Use half teaspoon of salt, half teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda and added to a pint of lukewarm water and used it up your nose to stop the problem. it might not be lady like but it will solve the problem.

Edit: apparently I can

High street chemists will charge you a fortune for this.

Don't believe me? then go and ask them and just look at the ingredients on the side of the bottle.

Last edited: 06 December 2016 00:18:34

Nothing to do with gardening

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 23:49

Homemade air blast. (you will love it and it lasts f̶o̶r̶e̶v̶e̶r̶ ) Works for a long time.

2 Tbs baking soda or bicarbonate of soda (my favorite once again) 1/2  Tbs Downy/Lenor or pound shop equivalent (they are the same. just smell) Unstopables Scent Booster Fill spray bottle with hot water. Shake until it dissolves. This is my recipe and it works better than Febreze and lasts a lot longer. Great on carpets and smelly trainers.

it never says what is in on one of those spray bottles but it's not more than a liter and often less (about a pint or a bit more?) 

Bicarbonate of soda has so many uses.

Last edited: 05 December 2016 23:51:53

Cuprinol Ducksback paint

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 22:47

Try and/or borrow a KARCHER/ or other power washer and use hot water on the patio/deck attachment that this comes with and add caustic soda, granules to the mix. 

Veggies that are good for senior citizen

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 22:32
firsthomecareservices says:

Anyone knows how to cook veggies that's good as well as nutritious for senior citizen?

See original post

 Don't cook them.

Juice them all into a drink and if fruit and veg do not taste nice then add Stevia! Do not use any other fake Sweetener!!!!

It's not the best way to get 20 a day but it's better than trying to get them to eat 5 a day?

Everyone is diagnosed as being diabetic these days and i find it strange. It's just not right.

Who said 5 a day when you need 20 ???????

Look it it up??? 

Who said 8 glasses of water a day???

look it up.


I know you are not.

Last edited: 05 December 2016 22:33:57

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