Latest posts by figrat

Solar Wind-up Radio

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 16:38
Mine went phut last year, after about 5 years. I kept it in the gh which probably wasn't a good idea. I should really replace it, and have been eyeing up the expensive DAB ones. Mind you, it's my birthday soon...

When do you buy your seeds?

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 13:45
As above, there are loads of good and economical sources of seed. I'd also like to add that how you store them can vastly improve how long they remain viable. I keep mine in airtight plastic containers in the fridge with those little packets of silica gel that seem to come with a lot of things these days. I also reseal the packets as tightly as I can with paperclips after I've sown what I need. At the very least, I'd advise you to keep seed in a cool, dark dry place. I do need to reorganise my collection though, so they are in some sort of calendar sequence.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 17:44

Been away for 4 days, have come back to green chaos here. Peony has finally started to flower, along with Albertine rose and honeysuckle. Some glorious foxgloves gpt hammered flat in the storm just before I left, others have survived. If it's not raining tomorrow, will try and get out do do some maintenance and repair. Lovely inspiring garden photos - love Salino's rose/clematis combo.

Fork Handles

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 11:19
He's made it to Devon...

What is horticultural grit?

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 19:39
Or even better, post above in Swedish...

What is horticultural grit?

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 19:36
You could repost...'Calling Swedboy'!

Fork Handles

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 19:34
Just been out to put cloches over courgettes and squash, they were being blown round in circles. But noticed first flower buds on peas...if they survive this!

Verbena plants stripped

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 19:14
Probably slugs/ snails. There are very effective wildlife friendly slug pellets available.

What is horticultural grit?

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 19:13
Let's hope Swedboy, one of our regular posters, picks this one up!

Fork Handles

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 18:10
It's OK. We're both sailors. We'll just tack down the motorway.

Discussions started by figrat

Bay tree root eradication

Best way to do it! 
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Last Post: 11/04/2013 at 14:17

Plan bee

One of the more uplifting news stories... 
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Last Post: 10/06/2012 at 22:13

Overwintered runner bans

Left the roots in after clearing last year's crop, they've survived the winter and putting up new growth. 
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Last Post: 27/06/2013 at 16:57

Red rhubarb leaves

I've got a bad feeling about this... 
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Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 07:08

What can I use as green manure?

Landcress just about to go to seed 
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Last Post: 19/04/2012 at 16:01
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