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Allotment Heavy clay heavy mud

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 15:52

you never stop learning so join the club!

Beetroot and Water Voles--Keeping them away!

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 15:50

yes ,I think your right Linda -Joe,more likely to be also pigeons as they love tearing leaves and eating them(as in my lilac)and you don't need to be an expert to read the signs,droppings,footprints,kind of damage ,e.t.c..

Has anyone got any snow yet?

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 15:39

if you could try and keep the snow up your end till at least Saturday.

How to rejuvenate soil in large pot?

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 11:04

To revitalize your plot ,you need to dig some compost in ,Test soil to see what type it is ,and collect some seaweed (a little at a time) make a liquid fertilizer and the waste seaweed dig into the ground,dig comfrey into the soil too!

Seed Sowing Calander

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 10:56

sounds a good idea will click on it!

Allotment Heavy clay heavy mud

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 10:55

we have heavy clay soil and we do not touch it til spring now as it as water logged as can be and will only stick to the spade and leave great chunks of soil .You will need to lime it once every 3 years and put a lot of compost  into make it break down and become a useful plot.I have had a clay sodden garden for 34 + years and it took some effort to produce but it yields well when the weather is right.

what do you think is the best make of bird food you have bought?

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 10:49

The one in tesco,the big bag 2.95 .

Beetroot and Water Voles--Keeping them away!

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 10:47

Water voles are very shy and small rare mammals (at Cheddar you can see them if your patient) and I doubt very much that they would of munched through your Beetroot,a much larger animal is likely ,one is my favorite culprit ,Rat,yes he loves veg and fruit and he is a lot bigger than a water vole,2nd culprit if its just tops is deer if your near open land,it could be anything from rabbit to fox,have a look at the signs about ,claw marks,foot prints etc and if there is evidence of stool markings or entry to garden,it is easy to blame the wrong culprit.

My Robin!!

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 10:36

oh I do feel for you losing your horse,over the years I have had to say goodbye to many (horse mates).lena looks a little bit like Misty That I ride .I have known her for years and it will break my heart when she goes.Do get back on horse back and hack out ,its such a joy to ride and see the countryside and be in contact with a horse,its therapy for the soul.

Has anyone got any snow yet?

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 10:28

no we have icy rain and threat of snow!

Discussions started by flowering rose

the use of garlic

garlic and its uses 
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Talkback: Harvesting apples

I have grown apple trees from sticks stuck in the ground ,hoping to see apples next year and what kind.They are a couple of feet now .Love... 
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Ford Abbey

Garden of delight! 
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summer flowering ?

daffs are blooming in amongst the cosmos and sweetpeas 
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spring bulbs in summer

daffodils 
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wild flowers

in the verges 
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Talkback: Fruit trees in spring

I agree ,fruit trees bring a lot of joy to a garden. The blossom is beautiful and looks confetti and the seeing the fruit on trees looks mar... 
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next season

those basement bargains 
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parks and commons

a haven for everyone 
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The demise of the front garden.

have we fall out of love with the front garden? 
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getting those plants in before the storm

wallflowers,persian carpet. 
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the best buy

a bay tree 
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Talkback: How to tackle house plant flies

sounds good advice about watering less and covering with gravel.I had noticed it was better when I did this so good to confirm. 
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perparing for next year

from planting to choosing the bulbs 
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roundabouts and flowering baskets

the council have done a good job 
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