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Ribes Berries

Posted: 12/10/2017 at 12:31
Further to this post there is another garden site that offers a "vitamin hedge "consisting of all safe  edible  bushes .both ribes are included,that's why I was checking and blueberry, also recurrent (the latter of which my 6 year old g.grandauvhter consumed straight from the bush once a week until they are all gone)No recurrent jelly this year ! 

 So it's useful to know that I can plant one of the ribes safely anyway. The birds have my small crab apples tree and surrounding dldsrbertues 


Posted: 09/10/2017 at 18:10

Thanks for that. It did seem a good idea but I wasn't sure . I too will keep mine for a couple more weeks at least...like your pictures!


Posted: 09/10/2017 at 01:15

I have managed to grow a decent size pumpkin from seeds saved last year from  shop bought one ,so I don't know what type it is or anything about it other than now it's about the size if a football,dark green in colour turning yellow,   I have rested it on a piece of wood as it's still attached to it's stem and covered it with fleece. My question is,  when should I lift it and should I let it 'rest' awhile till we eat it ? 

Cool Composting

Posted: 07/10/2017 at 21:21

Was the compost quick and good that's the real point  lol . I hastily was transferred from an allotment with a person on the next one to me not only painted the dividing wooden rail with engine oil which poisoned and killed all my raspberry plants,but was constantly offering and I wasn't too sure he didn't use it on my plot....his compost made with everything and more than just wee of his . (His cabbages grew enormous but I wouldn't want to eat them! )   I find Aldi do an excellent non peat compost  

Last edited: 07 October 2017 21:24:34

Cool Composting

Posted: 07/10/2017 at 19:59

I use bought  non peat compost and top it up with my own rather rough but sieved  compost. Then use time to feed with seaweed or if I can get  (the range stock it for £2/99)only seaweed . Brilliant results on flowers and vegetables.  I have a 4 square planting of veg and flower borders too 

Cool Composting

Posted: 07/10/2017 at 08:17

Can I butt in here please . I have this problem and  when I had an allotment there was always,according to the old hands there  one solution.  Wee!   I used to take my dog on a lead run  there and was always asked if I would let him wee on their piles of compost  It is a very old "starter"  the ammonia that you buy as a "starter" is called urea you will read on the packet.  Same thing !  Crude but very effective apparently, though I haven't tried  it myself   

Plant Identification

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 13:58

Thank you Victoria Sponge . I think I bought the seed and sowed it last year but for once hadn't kept the packetj. Thhis is a small border and they can be propped up on some   growing gladiolas but most are coming up near the front so I have had to stake them they are pretty amongst other flowers and have you noticed how cold the stems are?  

Plant Identification

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 00:05

Please can anyone tell me what this is  There is a row of them in my little flower garden .They're tall and spindly. I have had to support them on canes. 

Nikunj I have these balloon flowers ,they are a lovely blue ,yours look white though don`t they , They are a Chinese flower and very pretty

stagnant pond

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 01:35

Yes this is a great help thank you  .I did not manage to remove all the leaves at the bottom if the pond which i think you are right ,this is the main cause . I do have some barley straw so will use some of that when the rain stops.  Once more thank you for your suggestions 

stagnant pond

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 11:39

  My small pond has gone really  nasty and green ,although I have cleared it as much as I can it still seems whiffy and in the evening is attracting some nasty midges . I used to have bats around but some unmentionable person cut down the trees they inhabited "Because he could" so nothing to clear the air either.

So please can anyone suggest a way of clearing the pond and cleaning it ?

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