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Posted: 22/08/2013 at 21:12

I want to make a wildlife pond in the garden before the summer is over.

I have a butyl liner I can use which is not quite big enough, but I have the opportunity of another, which if combined would be about what I want. What can anyone suggest is the best way of utilising both.

Can they be joined or linked in some way? Both are about 6x4m and just buying one big one is not really an option.

We have quite a large area backing on to open fields. The ground is only very slightly sloping, maybe 25cm in 5m.


Any tips would be very helpful. Thanks

growing mushrooms

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 07:48

Thanks to you both.

I don't hold out much hope with my method but the mushroom compost or transporting a piece of turf seem like good ideas. I will get back to you in a year....or two!

growing mushrooms

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 12:55

Hello. I just wondered if it was possible to encourage and grow wild mushrooms in the lawn or in a rough grass area I have.

I have picked a lot in the fields just recently, and have actually had too many to cope with. Some that were going past their best I have put under the turf in different areas around the garden and wondered if there was anything above a zero chance this might result in mushrooms growing another day

Beef tomatoes

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 12:47

I grew Brandywine in the greenhouse for the 1st time this year. Although they were very late, I had some corkers. Some were as big as my hand and tasted wonderful. I still have some in a drawer with a banana, only recently picked, and they are slowly ripening.

Begonias and Pelargoniums (geraniums)

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 21:38

Early in the spring I bought several trays of plugs of begonias (normal and trailing) and geraniums.

After filling all my baskets and troughs I had quite a lot left over which have spent the summer in small (3") pots where they havent grown very much mainly due to lack of attention. They have suffered from either too much water or too little, most are about 3" tall now and look OK.

Will I  be able to overwinter these in the greenhouse, should I pot them on and will these types of begonias develop tubers that I can use year on year.


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