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Posted: 18/09/2012 at 17:28
Hi there
Thanks for the feedback. I'll give the bin bag a try first and see what comes up. I'll let you know what happens.

bolting leeks

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 00:47
My dad used to grow show leeks in Tyneside. Actually won one year.
Make a leek bed, at least 2 feet deep, filled with WELL rotted horse manure, this should be made and completed by november, with 6 inches of good top soil on the top.
Set your special leek seed on boxing day and grow on. You will pay a lot of money for good seed from past winners. Get in touch with them, they want to sell.
Leeks are GROSS feeders, protect from the elements either by a poly tunnel, preferably a plastic mesh tunnel , a solid top with open sides that you can adjust the temperature/air.
To keep them clean, water with feed every night. A sudden deluge of rain can make them burst open. Keep the flags/leaves laid out and not rip or tear.
My dad also used chempack, also a bag of manure in the water butt.
Place funnels /drain pipes into the soil to direct the water/feed directly into the roots.
Do not go away on holiday and leave them without being watered/fed daily.
Grow many, not just the half dozen. Choose the best

Talkback: Moss

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 00:25
I had a Major problem with moss in my front lawn, chemical treating just did NOT work in the long term.
Bought an electric scarifier, Fantastic. Took me days of walking up and down and emptying the collection box. Have had great succes and have now very little moss in the lawn that I can find. Grass grew back quickly too. Then I gave it a feed once a month for two months.
Lifted out all the old thatch in the lawn too. can really recommend a scarifier. That's my answer, and no chemicals.


Posted: 18/09/2012 at 00:14
This last week holes have appeared in my front lawn. No soil on top of the holes, just the grass being tufted out and what looks like someone's finger has scooped out underneath. I must have over a hundred plus of these now. At first Imthought that it was a hedgehog looking for food, but now it may be birds looking for leather jackets, although I really don't have any evidence of either. Anyone got any ideas?

Talkback: Beekeeping

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 00:04
Polystyrene hives, hmmmm, how do you clean them? All hives need cleaning.

Talkback: Beekeeping

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 00:01
I think that you are on the right track when you say that you should go on a course for bee keeping.
My sister helps train new people in Durham. People new to bee keeping, some I gather, place the bees in an area where there is NO food for the bees and they begin to starve, needing a top up with prepared food by the bee keeper.
Seemingly, you have to RUB OUT the Queen cells or the bees will swarm if another Queen is in the hive. A common problem to new bee keepers as they do not recognise the new queen cells.
A cousce is recommended and on-going support from the bee keepers society.
Good luck.
I have made a hive in my garden for Bumble Bees, got the plan from the Internet.
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