Latest posts by Edd

Compost or Manure?

Posted: 20/10/2017 at 15:47

Manure will do the job. It will break down over winter and is cheap if not free!

If you make your own compost then use that as it will be Ideal. 

bought compost is just too expensive.

Is it too late to sow a new lawn?

Posted: 20/10/2017 at 15:22

Things have moved on in leaps and bounds when it comes to new lawn seed mixes and when to sow. Lawn companys produce a fast growing seed mix that will grow 'anytime' as long as the ground temps are about +3-5 degrees. There is a reason we set our fridges to this temp as it stops things growing. 

Try Johnsons lawn seed ' Any Time ' or at least contact them and see what they say.

Topdressing a lawn

Posted: 19/10/2017 at 15:56

Any compost will be good as long as it has been fully "cooked" so seeds that are left in it will not grow.

Hang metal garden gate on metal post

Posted: 19/10/2017 at 15:44

I come across this problem alot with these gates. You need to go to the your ironmongers and ask for a J hinge bolt then drill a hole through the post or use a bolt-on square gate clamp

Take the measurments for the post with you. The first method is much stronger and cheaper.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 05:18

You have a solar powered washing machine that trips when the kettle is switched on Pat E!!!

I will be round tomorrow to fix it. That might be 24 hrs or 3 weeks depending on British Airways.

Our electrician take the same time (forever as well) and they only have to travel for 2 mins.Trying to fix a burst boiler on a bank holiday, Is another matter! it takes no time at all but costs £180/hr but they can fix it cheaper and properly (off the books the next day for £175). They are not f*****g Daft are they.

So glad we can relate to your weather now Pat E.

Have you tried 1 hour delivery from ASDA?   

I understand as the delivery fee is nearly £5 ($8.59 to you) and the eggs are always cracked.

PS. Is it true you see the moon upside down or do we???  I have a i̶d̶i̶o̶t̶  relative staying and she is a flat earther. You can't imagine how much fun I'm having. Believe me I'm taking my time with her.

Hope you are well.

Last edited: 08 June 2017 05:20:35

Oversoaked anemone de Caen bulbs

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 04:39


Don't give up.

How mouldy were they. Were they soft and mushy or still firm. 

What is the worst you can do???

Stick them outside and forget about them. Nature is very forgiving when it comes to survival.

You may have just discovered a new germination method!!!!

(don't hold your breath) But I bet they will survive until next year. 


Shove them in a shed and look next year (a bit water will be needed) 

You might be surprised.

Black spots on under side of leaves

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 04:22

You can jennyporche 

But if you take care of your plants like you are doing then there will be no need for expensive neem oil?? Why do you have it or have you just bought it, before you wrote this?

 If you ever chop fresh garlic then it will be left on your fingers and that will be just as good to your plants as neem oil (in tests) apparently.

I prefer test results myself.

Forgive me but I picture you cutting garlic with gloves on. Am I wrong? (or perverted

You obviously have neem oil beforehand and it is good so use it but it is no better than Garlic (in tests) and will not help BLACK SPOT that is a systemic fungal disease similar to cancer in a way,  that needs a alkaline  treatment that has been tested and works on plants. (I do not mean for Cancer in humans that is still under observation and has no base in human medicine) This method is only proven to work on plants. 

Its one of my favorites alkaline based cures for plants. It helps with mildew on sweet pea at this time of year and stops damping off. 

Sodium bicarbonate / baking soda. (NOT baking powder!)

1 teaspoon to 1 ltr.water spray  (you can try 2-1 for Black spot if you like. Please let us know the results.)) 

Do you have to use earth to earth up potatoes?

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 02:44


Knows his stuff Stephanie newish gardener.

Straw is the best stuff or dry leaf mould to mound up potatoes (preferably fern mould). I grow for show and believe me the top growth can get over 9 feet tall with Cara. I always train them up with wires. If you do not believe me then leave them and when ready, drag them out over the ground  before you dig them up, they provide their own cover this way, but they will be long. Just measure them.

Mounding up produces bigger/better pots, but they need feed and water every other day.

A bit of a drainage problem

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 02:21


No offence, Hun.

Last edited: 08 June 2017 02:23:57

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