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Compost help

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:21

I don't put and food waste as in dinner left overs in the bin as this attracts vermin .I drown my  by putting them in  a bucket of water and making a feed .(the seeds and roots destroyed)for the flowers along with my seaweed and comfrey brew.

planting trees in clay soil

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:15

I have just moved my pear tree and it was in very wet soil ,so put it with a bit of mixture of gravel and soil(and compost) and  trod the soil well down and water each day for a while even thou the ground is sodden. you can grow fruit trees in pots as long as you remember to water well so they should be alright until if or when it dries out.

sunflowers planting out

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:10

here in the west ,that is my husband who grows them by the score, waits till they are inch high and stand a good chance against slugs and snails and when the frost looks like it wont be back, they are pretty tough thou, mind they drink  a lot of water, so don't plant near other veggie or flowers that need lots of water or walls.

Clematis advice

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 17:00

wait awhile until it growing well and after flowering either carefully in summer or early spring but be care full unless its a strong plant it will disappear.

Heron deterants

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 16:56

A,a plastic Heron (they don't like company) B,dead twigs of pyracanthia placed around the pool (if you have no children) or a c.d.disc you hate on hanging from  a branch.


Posted: 01/04/2014 at 16:54

you will have to feed (A) copper or (B) a dandelion solution made from the roots and soaked in  a bucket and then 50mls to a litre of water and just sometimes it works and keeps them blue.

Camelia Care

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 16:51

it should be in lime free soil, water well in autumn and now in spring .

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:48

I love cats as much as my garden and they do very little damage to anything.The pond I protect with dead pyracanthia and not even my husband will touch it and the bird food is above and out of their reach .I have to say they that they catch the rats and often sit staring and waiting to pounce on it.Also very good company alas my cat died some years ago but visiting cats and animals are welcome .

Rescued Plants

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:41

yes, I am a rescue planter ,I love the challenge of bring it back to life and my daughter who feels sorry for half dead plants keeps me supplied .I have had some wonderful bargains  that come back to life with a little T.L.C .(very  often its because they have not been watered).

Wildlife pond advice

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:37

I have a small wild life pond  that I have a water butt running clean rain water off the roof to a lower water butt  that then by a hose pipe at the few inches from the top of the butt. We let the water fill the top butt and the overflow water goes down the pipe to the bottom butt and overflows into the pond keeping it clear (after years of fighting dirty pond syndrome)I still use the water from the butts to water the garden but any heavy rain re-fills and excess runs in to the pond . I have frogs ,newts, water boat men and other insects and no longer have to use chemicals.

Discussions started by flowering rose

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garlic and its uses 
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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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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

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