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Raised bed / planters made of wood crates - what to line with

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 00:50

Weed suppressant fabric is fine and will last longer than the crates you have used. Use Copper staples when fitting the plastic and every thing will be fine. If you use thick black plastic or open fertilizer sacks then it will just hold too much water, even if you put loads of holes in it. The soil (and bacteria/bugs needs air) believe me the planter will rot well before liner dose. I think about 5-7 years with good upkeep.


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 00:34

I'm expecting 8 degrees down there Verdun so do not disappoint me as it's only 4 degrees up here and has been all spring!

Storing Onions

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 00:30


Air dry is best but do not box in dry garage before you have entered them into the local show!

It pays for next years seed.

Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 00:24

If the community found out I was trying a gorilla gardening Technic then it would be all over Face book!!!! and the council will be on to me again!!!!

I filled all the planters on High Row High street with herbs and small bush tomatoes last year. The council took it on as their own and invited everyone to come and take some as it was free. They used the Northern Echo paper and said it was done by them, using our council tax payer money!!!

What happen next was just just typical council hype.

Talk about taking the piss. Sorry

It has now become a ‘environmentally aware space’ and should be enjoyed by everyone. That is not what they said when I first started. I think the word 'vandalism' and 'prosecution' was used.


Storing Onions

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 23:25

Yes GWRS. Put them on a rack out side or better still inside with some air flow. They dry better.  Wash the dirt off when they dry.

You must wait until the shoots/leaves are dry and yellow ) like the colour of ripe corn  and falling off before trying to obtain. Perfect onion plates by hand. They look good but it only takes one to spoil the lot,so you do need to keep checking them, so they are all dry.

I use my old tights, socks, leggings, hosiery and bodysuits. Please do not tell the OH. The thing with my old tights is you can make a air gap between every onion and there will never be any gap to spread disease. (do you understand) Your onions and veg will last longer. 

Keep them dry and in the dark. This will help to make them last longer .

After that they will just rob you blind!??!!!!!!". LOL.



Posted: 20/11/2015 at 22:53

Well Steve 309 with Apropos.( with reference to; concerning.)

We are concerned. Did you brake a nail? Life would not be worth living after that.


Posted: 20/11/2015 at 22:45

Daniel Haynes wrote (see)

Hello everyone,

There wasn't any censorship involved here - the thread was deleted solely because it had degenerated into bickering. We haven't had to enforce the 'no bickering' policy for a while, I'm pleased to say, but we will continue to remove threads if we have another outbreak of negativity / personal attacks etc

As dovefromabove suggests, do please feel free to start another thread on this topic.



Apparently so!!!


I'm off down towards VERDUN. In the early hours of the morning for a few days off, with OH and if I actually get to verdun then OH has traveled down the A30 too far and the mad man in flip flops and a thong that you see, heading for the North East is me.

Please do not worry. ( I have a Gore-Tex bivvy bag from before I met her) 

I'm not a fully fledged nutter, I would have you know.

Any middle leg support then would be a bonus!

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Posted: 20/11/2015 at 22:19
Bee witched wrote (see)

Hi Edd,

Leaving the grass long will help the bees ... dandelion and clover are great bee plants.

For the flower bombs you might consider phacelia .... often grown as a green manure so you can get a nice big packet of seeds for not much money

Also poppies ... poppy pollen is very attractive to honey bees ... and poached egg plants (Limnanthes douglassii) provide both nectar and pollen over a long season and will happily grow almost anywhere.

Having a pond is really good for bees as they need access to water ..

Good luck with the hives ... it's a great hobby.

Thanks Bee witched. That is great and most informative. You might not know that before I went away I spent my own time and cut the ground in the same afre for free.

I also had grass gutting contracts for some grave yards and parks before I left to go away. (I have a good reputation with these things) 

Unfortunately leaving other people in charge has not worked out so good once I have got back.)  

That is another matter.

I would like some help with bee plant seed for this. Please You know me by now!!!

Ought for nought or reusable is my way of think especially if I can share the results with you and show the results that can be obtained from such a small gesture, Then I'm sure you will be more than impressed with the results that I will obtain. The thanks and smile is for you after, but I get that same smile after. Thanks


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Posted: 20/11/2015 at 21:49

Funny enough The clay I borrowed and dried came from that pond. The exact same area I want to put it back into. Any further wild seeds for bees would be a bonus.

 Please PM me if you have seed and would like to help expand the flora for bees in our area for with us. 

I promise pics of the change in the future

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Posted: 20/11/2015 at 21:36
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Larkspur is easy and bees love it Edd. Nigella as well  

Thanks Fairygirl. Larkspur would be nice but I do not have seed. As for Nigella!!!! Have they not put chemical controls on her before it snows out of her nose again!!! 

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