Latest posts by figrat


Posted: 02/05/2012 at 17:41
Are you looking for an organic or proprietary chemical fertiliser?

May In Your Garden

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 16:43
There are a couple that visit the garden sometimes, but I haven't found them to be a problem- or maybe they just haven't found the psb.

We've found the nest thief

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 16:33
How very upsetting. My neighbour's cat goes after my slow worms, but that's another story. I don't know if you're talking about a laurel hedge or a single specimen, but might it be feasible to put up some sort of prickly barrier (even barbed wire!) to stop the cat getting access to the nest? Shouldn't bother the blackbirds, they can fly!

Talkback: Plant supports

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 16:27
On. The subject of supports, I read a very sensible idea- if you're using a wigwam type structure, don't close the whole circle, leave a cane out to make a 'C' shape. That way it's a lot easier to get in and pick the beans that have formed inside.

Talkback: Plant supports

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 16:24
Don't keep the sowing medium too wet, or the seeds may rot before germination. I find a bit of bottom heat helps, but it isn't a prerequisite.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 15:19
Bed cluck mucked, forked over and mulched with 2 big trugs of compost. I want to lie down now!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 14:41
Right now... Devon is heaven

savingfrost damaged old roses

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 14:32
It might indeed shoot from the base, but either way she should really get rid of the dead stuff.

savingfrost damaged old roses

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 14:06
Pruning back to see if there is any healthy wood is probably her only option I would think. When I visited Sweden a few years ago, I was struck by how much Rosa Rugosa was grown there - that must be a tough plant!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 14:01
Psb needs to be started off about now! Already got some coming on in modules.

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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