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Latest posts by fidgetbones

We're to buy JARDIN DE FRANCE cutters

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 14:56

I bought some secateurs from Lidl last week. £299. Brilliant. Very sharp.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 07:29

I love your garden, lillypilly.


Posted: 26/08/2015 at 07:00

We have finally got proper rain. Its not very warm. I put a jumper on last night, then I gave up and put the heating on for an hour. Have a good day folks.


To move, or not to move

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 23:47

Fertilisers are ok. Its the weedkillers you have to be careful of. Some of the weedkillers can persist in manure from horses fed on the hay.


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 23:46

Sweetcorn are best grown in a block, it helps with the pollination. With only 9plants I would do a 3rows of 3.

Being greedy, I put in two packets of seed and have 7rows of 10, planted about 15 inch apart. Even then , I sometimes find the ones on the outside edge do not get 100% pollination.


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 21:49

How are you growing them, horseygirl? How many?

are they in a line or a block. ?

They have to be wind pollinated, tapping the stems to disperse pollen on the air helps.


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 08:00

I think we had ten drops of rain yesterd a y. Too damp to put washing out, but not enough to wet the soil. It seems to be going round us. I hope we get some today. I'm off to work all day. Have a good day folks.


Hedge/field Bibdweed

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 07:42

I spent years digging out bindweed from an area of the veg patch. I thought it would eventually give up. It didn't. When we took over next door, I gave the lot a spray of glyphosate in August. That cleared out all the thistles and bindweed in the main veg plot, but not in the hedges.  I left the worst area on my side fallow the following year and gave it two lots over the year. Bits still appear at the edge of paths, but it is more under control. I dont like using it, but I figure a one off for weedy ground full of perennial weeds is the way to go, to save years of battling it. Black plastic works well on less pernicious weeds.

Hedge/field Bibdweed

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 21:41

I'd nuke the lot with glyphosate now, to give you a clean area to start next spring.

Giant sunflowers

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 21:35

I think you need the BBC website, not the magazine.

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has anyone achieved this? 
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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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