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Posted: 02/04/2014 at 14:39

a weed yet to be identified. what sort of compost are you using?


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 14:31

Clarington, you could always put him on rabbit food as well. Caring and sharing...

Compost help

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 14:25

If you have grass to mow, you could mix the entire contents of the heap with an equal quantity of grass and let it heat up and "cook" again. My kitchen waste never composts well over winter, and I always do this with the first cut of grass. I did it last weekend and the entire heap is now cooking nicely.

As Dave says. Dont put perennial weed roots (dandelion, docks, ) or seed heads(dandelion) in.

Conjoined Daffodils

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 13:59

Brilliant,Thomas. If I can find the ones I had last year, I will post them later.

Beetroot - Choggia Pink

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 13:53

Were they old seeds?


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 11:44

Oh, Punkdoc. Hope you are well soon.  Gardens are good for looking at. I often give my garden a good looking at.

 The vibrations are coming from across the road. They are removing leylandii and bamboo and putting it through a very noisy vibrating shredder.

The leylandii won't come back, but the bamboo will be back  up to 10ft in no time at all.

Indoor stylish hydroponics?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 11:36

Hydroponics has its uses. I know two people using it. One on Christmas Island has  shade tunnels full. They are raised off the ground because anything growing at ground level is eaten by the red crabs They grow tomatoes and other salad veg, because flying in fresh fruit and veg adds ten australian dollars per kilo to the cost. Same cost on Cocos Keeling island (same plane!!!) and so  one of the islanders is starting to do it for the same reason.  Fruit and veg sent by ship can be rotten before they get it.

However if you live in a city, with truckloads coming in to the supermarkets daily, its just not cost effective.

...and nothing beats the taste of just picked home grown(in soil in your own back garden or allotment)


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 11:24

Someone wanted some different daffs. have a look at Ron Scamps site here

I love the new split coronas he's got coming on.

Poddington, if you are near Harrogate, get thissen up to Harlow Carr. RHS members go in free, there's a Bettys Tea room inside, and if you don't want tp pay to go in the gardens, theres a fantastic plant house/nursery sales bit attached. I've never managed to get out without a trolleyful.   The blue poppies and candelabra primulas in May are wonderful.


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 10:42

I note they didn't apologise about my pathetic rozanne. Good morning everyone. I must just go and see what the builders next door are up to. The whole house is shaking . Again.

Major boo boo!

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 10:31

0'5 ml is a few drops.  10 x dose probably won't hurt the plant, but as it's systemic it will persist for at least  four weeks. Give it a drench of clear water(probably too late), cut it down for fresh growth. Advise not to eat. If it flowers in the next six weeks, cut the flowers off as they will be fatal to bees.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

bluebells at Felley priory.

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The glory of Daffodils

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Talkback: Growing kale

This year I have sown seaweed kale,cavolo nero, and brukale. I sow one seed to a module in the polytunnel, then plant out 30cm or a foot apa... 
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I am a sniffer.

What leaves do you like to smell? 
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For hellebore enthusiasts.

John Masseys garden is open this Saturday behind Ashwood Nursery. 
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intended trip on Wednesday 12th February 
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unusual bird nest

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Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

magazine/newspaper offers of plants or seeds for the cost of postage. 
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Bug id please.

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odd aquilegias.

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tree bumblebees in a bird box

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Oxygenating sprinklers.

Pure rain v ordinary sprinkler. 
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How would you describe your garden?

typesof garden 
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solitary bees

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