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Talkback: Of rats and tree rats

Posted: 01/01/2007 at 00:00

Talkback: Mulch, mulch, mulch

Posted: 01/01/2007 at 00:00
We have recently collected seaweed blown up in a storm and left above the usual high tide mark. We have just started growing vegetables this year in deep beds - not grown any before. Any comments as to how we can use the seaweed. We have put some in the bottom of the potato trench.

Talkback: Sowing broad beans

Posted: 01/01/2007 at 00:00

Talkback: Sieving compost

Posted: 01/01/2007 at 00:00
Pippa - where can I buy the sieve that you are using as mine is finer and takes ages to sieve anything? I agree with your comments about the seed compost. I also find large lumps in mine and will try B & Q as someone suggested.

Talkback: Growing broad beans

Posted: 01/01/2007 at 00:00

Talkback: Growing borage for Chelsea

Posted: 01/01/2007 at 00:00

Talkback: Glory be!

Posted: 01/01/2007 at 00:00
What a beautiful plant. I was wondering if anyone has experience of leaving their canna lillies outside over Winter? I live in Bucks and thought I would give it a go this year with the winters' seeming to be milder now. It's a Canna iridiflora that has flowered for 2 years running. I covered the crown with a good layer of straw and peat, and a big pot. Do you think it will bloom again this year or have I been foolhardy and lost the plant? I can't see any new shoots yet.

Talkback: Brussels sprouts

Posted: 01/01/2007 at 00:00
I love sprouts. They are my favourite veg. Xmas is not Xmas without them. My one problem is space. I have to cover all brassicas due to the plague proportions of cabbage white butterflys and other bugs that love them as much as me. Are there any "dwarf sprouts" in the pipeline, or at least some varieties that have much smaller leaves?

Talkback: Exotic winter bloomer

Posted: 01/01/2007 at 00:00
I too also have a fatsia to blend in with my tropical garden and in dec it always warms my heart to see so many of the evergreen plants still looking pristine, despite the weather!

I'am also an avid plant collector,and have simply bought plants because of that bewitching enchantment that totally beguiles me every time i set foot in a nursery or garden centre, to add to the eclectic mixture of of plants, that is my garden. For example i like black plants and couldn't help falling for two brand new black sedums called Sedum 'Xenox'& Sedum x 'Postman's Pride' respectivley, but don't care that they're not in the some designers concept of how a tropical garden should look, you should collect the plants you want, and plant them where you think they look best. Don't be a sheep, garden the way you want, after all you're the one who's got to look at it all year,enjoy.

p.s. happy new year to everyone, lets hope this year will be a little drier!

Talkback: My garden pond

Posted: 03/01/2003 at 12:21
Same here...hole in pond liner and badly needing to re-do. However, it looks ok at moment, as torrential rain filled it up and before it had a chance to drain away it froze over. Lulled into a false sense of security for now. We have constructed a larger pond in another site in garden so don't know whether or not to keep damaged one and re-do or just carefully empty it all and fill in the hole?
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