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Latest posts by GWRS


Posted: 20/12/2013 at 22:47

I put the seeds in toilet roll holders and plant the lot in the soil and so far they produce an excellent crop , I do protect them  when small , seed germination is 100 percent in the greenhouse , then hard them off

keep it simple , I say

Gardeners' World Live 2014

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 22:36

A great show , I have been several times over the years would really recommend it 

Last time I went it was combined with The Good Food Show , a long day if you are to do it justice

It is close to Birmingham Airport so there are lots of a Hotels and a really good train link to the centre of Birmingham  , also huge car parks

willow tree

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 20:56

Yes , best of luck but why not take a cutting just in case ?

Quickest growing fruit tree?

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 20:49

I have just planted a crab apple on my allotment , they seem to grow quick

At home I have planted "osiers" part to the willow family , definitely a quick grower , however , they do need to be kept trimmed but I coppice them for bean stick , every other year a great tree in my option 

Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 20:38

I hope that the stuff is not Japanese Knotweed , I would send some to the RHS , if it is then please don't let this go 

Everything you read on the Internet is true , this stuff is Herendous , I'm on a Housing Ass Board and a couple of years go we spent thousands to get rid of this stuff from a site 

Advice on small plant for our bathroom please?

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 21:31

Rather than a bathroom what about a kitchen plant ?

In the summer I put some herds from the greenhouse on the window sill

Rotting Onions

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 21:13

We grew some Winter onions and they where well and truly dry , however , some didn't last this year , perhaps one of those things but some people reckon these don't store so well but have been OK before . Trying a different variety this year

Talkback: Carrot fly

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 20:59

I read about planting carrots between rows of onion and garlic and it worked - no carrot fly - where as the allotments around me suffered

I have also been told that you can hoe carrots up but not tried this

Talkback: Moles

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 20:51
I have them on my allotment , live and let I say
However I press the mole hills down and I have found if there are tunnelling where you don't want them to I just keep pushing stones in the ground and they tunnel some where else

Winter pansies

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 23:16
I personally like violas better than pansies , surprised that they have sold out , I was at our local B & Q on Wednesday and they had plenty

Discussions started by GWRS

Build a new fruit cage

Fruit cages 
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Brassica collars

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Last Post: 16/03/2014 at 21:31

Gooseberry Bushes

New bare rooted gooseberry bushes 
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Last Post: 08/03/2014 at 10:00

Blue berry bushes

New blue berry bushes for planting  
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 13:40

Fig trees

Planting and care 
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Last Post: 09/02/2014 at 15:20

Green house heaters

Paraffin v Electric 
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Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 15:01

Cold frames

Tips on using and making cold frames 
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Last Post: 16/01/2014 at 13:50
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