Latest posts by figrat

May In Your Garden

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 12:58
Just planted out more French and runner beans, found another overwintered survivor. Can't remember if it's Moonlight ( White) or scarlet runner, but should fit in with jubilee bean planting scheme.

Weed identification help!

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 11:36
You're welcome!

Weed identification help!

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 10:40
Enchanter's nightshade?

Roses growing through Hazle mounds at Chelsea

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 07:45

Here's a link that shows how to make them. A friend of mine makes all of hers, mostly for herbaceous perennials, in early spring. They look lovely through the whole season. I've made a few, really should do more!

Secateurs and Hand Sizes

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 18:31

I don't really think there's a better way than try them yourself. As that doesn't seem possible, is there any chance that your mother's hands are of a similar size to yours and maybe she could try them to see how they feel?

compost and earth

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 15:54

Doesn't quite answer the question, but interesting reading in a boring sort of way!

compost and earth

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 15:04
Just out of interest, I've always understood that green manures are cut down and hoed directly into the soil. Does this have a detrimental effect in terms of nitrogen depletion/ excess heat?

Seven year old tomato plant

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 11:36

If anyone knows it'll be Italophile!

broad beans

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 21:24
I think that pinching out the tops is recommended when the first pods are forming. And if they're not plastered with blackfly already, can be eaten.

how to plant

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 19:22
This sounds very well thought out and I can't think of anything else that you should or could do. Hopefully you'll put this Amazonian giant in its new home and stand back...

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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