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Posted: 11/03/2016 at 18:40


Things changed and I broke a arm so could not roll seed balls for 6 week.

The pot is off and the joy is back.

 Here is some criminal helpers I got to join in.

 The council is going to close this down as 99.99% increase in council tax each year is not enough to cover it. They have to close the indoor market and close all the public loos but there is new parking spaces (at a price) Don't ask about Libraries. 

Unfortunately the businesses have left now, but you can look round while you get a guaranteed parking ticket.

Welcome to Darlington.






Rust-resistant leeks

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 17:55

I use about 1 clove of garlic and one teaspoon of Bicarb and one of Epsom salt in a four pint/half Gallon spray bottle, under pressure if I have a large area.

I also do the same mix in a Liter hand spray bottle so that it is concentrated. (obviously) to help with mildew and sucker pests like aphids and the OH.

I've had only good results.

It does work on the OH but you need to top up every 2 days and they tend to get immune to it like the garlic and chicken/ mushroom, purchases that showed up on my credit card! I only went to the loo.

My1st garden!

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 15:19

You put it better than I can. Hun.

I'm as blunt as a brick and it sometimes offends.  That is not the intention from me,but it is the truth. 

If they don't like it then there is always the "ignore button"

Temperature for grass seed

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 15:15

You should always keep some seed back for areas that do not work.

Buying new seed after will cause different colour patches and that is very annoying.

Epsom salt works well to get a even all over colour. But if the seed is different then it will look patchy. 

My1st garden!

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 15:10

Thanks Fairygirl

You are better with words than me. 

1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 15:03

I remember that Fallopia japonica was popular in the 60s and 70s and to this day. Currently "there is not a single 1,500-ha patch of ground in the entire U.K. that is not rooted with at least one Japanese knotweed!  The RHS recommended It!!! as one of the best new plants!!!!

What ever next Buddleia!

My1st garden!

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 14:46

Ponds can be very informative for kids but they have to be secure so I understand your concern. They do not have to be ground level. You can raise them up so that that they are safe and out of reach. 

I even think a small pond will improve the wildlife. It does not have to be deep.

You have a great garden, for all to go at.

Temperature for grass seed

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 14:39

Just Verdun. Your not far off us, temp wise, from up north. Verdun!

But if you hold your breath it will change back, very soon.

Lucky you.

Rust-resistant leeks

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 20:55

Bicarb of soda and Garlic drench and spray from start to finnish.

I grow for show so I know it works!

I also have never won with my leeks but I did come second many years ago. 

They all use steroids these days.

How to rejuvenate this

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 20:47

Time out now valerieroberts. I got your PM and gave temp email to you but it has timed out as well.

Better luck next time. We did try.


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