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Preparing bed for onions

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 23:31

My autumn onion sets were a disaster  last waste of space.

Aster novi-belgii 'Bahamas'

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 23:26

I would wait until it has finished flowering.

Aster novi-belgii 'Bahamas'

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 22:42

Asters are prone to mildew when they get too dry.   Keep it evenly watered and it should be ok next year.

Beech hedge

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 22:09

Ihave a patch like that. It is in the part of the hedge that is driest, due to the overhanging oak tree. I assume its because of the hot,dry summer.

Preparing bed for onions

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 21:57

I think a lot of people order   FYM and when it is delivered it is still too fresh and needs stacking and rotting down., But they put it on anyway and then have problems.


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 21:31

Haha, that reminds me of the time I asked the local newsagent to get me a DIVER magazine, for us rufty tufty lads and lasses that go swimming underwater with tanks of air on our backs.  The following week , I asked about it.   Its on the shelf..... the one with the two girls in bikinis holding hands on the front......NOOOO... Thats DIVA.   Not the same at all.

Whar makes me happy in the autumn?

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 21:26

I don't know whether I'm in squirrel or hedgehog mode.

 I've made jam, staceys mincemeat, chutney, xmas cake, and lots of  fruit in the freezer.

...but when its cold and wet I just want to hibernate.

To Manure or not to Manure

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 18:33

No , Broccoli will not need manure.  If you leave the runner bean roots  in, and just fork it over before you plant your broccoli, they will be fine. They will benefit from a high nitrogen feed such as nettle when they are growing.


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 18:30

Evening forkers,  Its been like c..mas    here today. Two parcels of bulbs arrived.

I spent some time tipping water out of trays and getting more stuff under cover.

Cream cakes this afternoon.... caramel doughnuts filled with cream. mmmm....

Now for a nice glass of wine.

Have a good evening everyone.

Preparing bed for onions

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 18:24

The manure has to be very well rotted. This had been stacked for over a year, and had the texture of peat.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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