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Allium Purple sensation

Posted: Yesterday at 19:51

You will need deep pots filled with gritty free draining compost.  Try and get them in the ground before the roots fill the pots.

Planting Blueberry Bushes

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 20:23

Acid soil needed. More than one variety for cross pollination. Nets to stop birds eating them before you do.


Posted: 30/07/2015 at 16:54

Steve, skin the broad beans and add to stews.

Sweetcorn advice

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 16:52

It doesnt need to be netted either. Its wind pollinated, so let the breezes get at it.

Yellow leafs

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 15:21

The bottom leaves yellow as the plant ages.cut them off to allow fruit to ripen. Keep feeding with a tomato fertiliser. If all the leaves yellow, give a teaspoon of epsom salts per plant and water in well.


The Arctic

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 20:31

What a wonderful experience.  Lovely photos .I'm really jealous. 

Did your A and E skills come back to you like riding a bike?

This morning's visitor........

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 11:52

Out during the day usually means a mother looking for food for cubs.  I started feeding mine(tin of dog food or bakers meaty chunks) at that point. We had cubs playing in the garden for quite a few years. My neighbours kids loved them.Some people dont and get upset by them. We thought they were very special, I had one cub that would take food from my hand.


Phormium advice please

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 11:47

It will form black seed pods. They are quite attractive, and I tend to leave them on over winter and then cut the flowered spike to the ground in Spring. If you dont like it you can cut it to the ground after flowering.

Insect infestation

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 11:42

cocoons  of the carpet moth. Pick up any you can see and destroy (best burnt).

Spray around with an insecticide. I have had a wool carpet ruined by these. I think the infestation came in a new sofa. Underneath the sofa and undisturbed areas like corners are worse hit. Areas that are vacuumed regularly are ok.

The larvae will eat any natural fibre.

i got insecticide from these people, also things to hang in wardrobes.

Very quick delivery service, and we seem to have cured the problem, although we are now much more vigilant.


Posted: 28/07/2015 at 13:54

Rain just stopped play. I cleared an area for replanting, tipped four bags of home made compost on, then it tipped it down. Coffee break now, then planting.

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