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Latest posts by Edd

Apple trees

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 16:30

Is it grafted? Its not unusual to have different varieties grafted onto the same root stock.

Plant ID

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 16:24

I think 2 might be quince?

rhubarb gel

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 16:15

Have a look for "Rhubarb Curculio", (Lixus concavus) a yellowish member of the weevils. They might have tried to burrow into the crowns to lay eggs but i think it is too late in the season for them to do this.

rhubarb gel

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 16:08

It is the 'sap' from rhubarb and it sets to a jelly. If the stalks have been damaged by blowing in the wind and caused any cracks, you get this jelly-ish stuff. 

Its safe just wash it off and eat the rhubarb.


Posted: 19/11/2014 at 14:14

Good for you Matty2. gardening and general chat it is.

Chicky you must try Garten der Welt (garden of the world) in Berlin. Its only €2 to get in during the winter months and its not what you expect. Its in the neighborhood of East-Berlin- Marzahn.  I recommend it.


Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 12:41

Hello Hostafan1

You can use the worm compost for potting compost and i do use it. 

The worm compost is a bit rich to use neat so i do a mix of 1/3 vermicompost with 1/3 sieved topsoil and 1/3 river sand.

As i have so mush compost, i tend to use whole bags full of the stuff as a general fertilizer on all the beds and borders throughout the year. I never get chance to have a regular compost bin as there are so may worms roaming around that they all become worm bins.

The other main use that i use is 'worm tea' and i use this as a liquid feed and spray to prevent pests and Diseases. With excellent results.

Sparrowhawk dilemma

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 18:25

Perhaps if the Sparrowhawks changed their diet to a more feline variety then it would balance things out. I know which one i would prefer.

(tin hat on) 


Posted: 18/11/2014 at 17:54

Yes its broken, sorry. Try this.

Flowers to Grow in Allotment

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 17:05

Sorry Gardengirl...

I only have a couple of pics earlier in the year. The Sweet Peas (prince of orange) Came out all different colours and i only took them to complain with. 

The battery went on my camera in the summer so i could not get pics before i went away.



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No need for moss killer.

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Professional Soil Testing Kit.

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Not sure this is appropriate here, but you should all know!!!

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Can soot be used

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