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Posted: 05/12/2011 at 22:29

I've never really tried it, but I have read that attracting birds into your garden with feeders can reduce other pests such as caterpillars, that the extra birds you have attracted into your garden find these an extra bonus!

Seed buying

Posted: 05/12/2011 at 22:07

I'm a sucker for looking through seed catalogues and trying out new varieties (for me). This year I am trying purple carrots and golden beetroot.

Talkback: Growing onions: seeds versus sets

Posted: 05/12/2011 at 21:50
The other thing is of course that you get more varieties from seed.

I think that generally onions from seed also store better?


Posted: 05/12/2011 at 21:47

Over the years I have contiually come across Allium in plant borders and on my allotment. I don't like to use chemicals, so i'm sure that persistance in digging it out is probably the best way. Any other ideas?

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 05/12/2011 at 21:37

I have just found a really good book called the The Book Of Leaves. Really good pictures of six hundred leavesof trees from around the world. The potting shed is a great place for contemplation and I look forward to seeing what people have to say in this forum.

children and gardening

Posted: 04/12/2011 at 23:00

When my children were young, they always had a small area on my allotment, where they could grow their own things. Usually things that grew quickly, like radish and lettuce so that they could see results within a few weeks and keep them interested.

They also loved to help harvesting, especially strawberries!

lawn edging shears

Posted: 04/12/2011 at 22:53

One of my favorite jobs in my garden and my allotment is pruning. I find it very satisfying. I love to stand back at the end and see the difference I have made,

sweet peas

Posted: 04/12/2011 at 22:36

I agree. I prefer to grow my sweet peas and garden peas in pots or trays in the spring and then plant them out late spring. I find these do just as well as autumn sowings and you don,t have to protect them from mice!

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