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Entomosporium leaf spot

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 23:26

I  have tried a garlic water  on roses with blight and it has cured it and it seems to have good result on plants and trees.fill a 6 litres of water with a clove of garlic leave for a week then pour on plant ,keep clove as it gets stronger in re fill


Posted: 17/11/2014 at 13:58

when the first frost comes or before,I have just lifted mine ,shaken the earth off and put in tray to dry and labeled,and put in shed or greenhouse,when dry cover with dry peat and leave until spring when if you wish you can divide.

First greenhouse - advice?

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 18:06

make sure the floor is level, you will need to have good shelves and a place to pot your plants ,you may prefer to have just beds (wooden beds) . you will need to clean it out twice a year and tidy up(wash the glass and sweep up the soil  and remove any weeds and moss.  Pests will come if you leave any seeds or food and snails can be discouraged by letting a toad take up residence and mind those gaps that let that mouse in .

Talkback: Magpies

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 19:05
we have a family that come to nest in our neighbours garden and I watch them build a nest which could of been in a better place as the crow came and took the eggs .they are fun to watch as they seem to be up to allsorts . a chatter of magpies.

Talkback: Harvesting apples

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 18:59
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 apples from the tree as they have scent and flavour that shop ones rarely have. I make pies and allsorts and jams and jam cheeses. keep cooking with apples!


Posted: 09/10/2014 at 13:40

well if it has been out side all year that is surprising as they don't do cold very well,but if it has been in  a pot for sometime it will need replacement soil as it needs nutrients and the soil may well be lacking this if you have not been feeding it ,either with  a tomato feed or spray foliage feed and I myself feed my plants now with garlic water feed as this seems to help  a lot in prevention and healing properties .

Rose bush help!

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:46

buy a new one but see what happens ,sometimes you might find that little sucker that might be hiding there ,only I think it is a lost cause but no loss to try ,I have had one two I thought had gone and ......

Blue fingers definetly not Green

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:41

Keep it green,no gravel ,plenty of flowers and shrubs  and just like everyone else you will learn as you go and just remember to love the job you do.

Supermarket fruit and veg

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:38

But the Question still is how you feed 63 million people plus in this country with fresh food if not food it s self ,the logistics of it alone for a city is massive. I agree its nice to eat home grown food nothing better,but it would not feed us all and other countries need our trade too,not as simple as it sounds to feed a hungry world.

GW Last week

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:29

I love to think I would be like that at that age! she has the right attitude  and love of gardening.Happy birthday to  a special lady.

Discussions started by flowering rose

the use of garlic

garlic and its uses 
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Last Post: 24/04/2015 at 13:20

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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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 20:11

Ford Abbey

Garden of delight! 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:31

summer flowering ?

daffs are blooming in amongst the cosmos and sweetpeas 
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Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 20:14

spring bulbs in summer

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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 20:54

wild flowers

in the verges 
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Last Post: 14/05/2014 at 19:17

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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Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 03:25

next season

those basement bargains 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 22:12

parks and commons

a haven for everyone 
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Last Post: 05/12/2013 at 20:47

The demise of the front garden.

have we fall out of love with the front garden? 
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Last Post: 10/01/2014 at 11:45

getting those plants in before the storm

wallflowers,persian carpet. 
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Last Post: 29/10/2013 at 21:43

the best buy

a bay tree 
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Last Post: 16/09/2013 at 17:31

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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Last Post: 28/12/2014 at 21:28

perparing for next year

from planting to choosing the bulbs 
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Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 22:23

roundabouts and flowering baskets

the council have done a good job 
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Last Post: 31/08/2013 at 23:11
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