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Hester Scott

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Sweet William seedlings

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 06:49

Hope it's ok to butt in here.  Related question.  I bought some wallflower plants recently and have just planted them.  They were bare root and extremely leggy with no sign of branching lower down.  Should I cut them down a bit?  Pinching out does not seem applicable.

ash from wood burner

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 21:32

Think I heard the same, Hostafan.

Recycling Bin

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 14:38

I think the little red worms are the ones that started off very often in horse manure, maybe cattle or sheep too.  Starting a new heap a few shovelfuls from a wormy old heap will work as Artjak said or if a heap seems to have gone v slow I put some extra worms in.  It's a bit like making yogurt, and, no, I don't put wormy compost in my yogurt.

i put all weeds on the heap with the exception of couch grass, bishp's weed and bindweed.  Blood runs cold at the thought!  Box trimmings wont break down either.

ash from wood burner

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 14:22

Surprised by all the comments re treated wood.  This is not meant to be burnt at all, ever.

i put wood ash sparingly in the compost heap.  Sometimes wonder about the reaction of the worms as it is v strong burning.

How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 10:45

Interesting!!!!   wish they would ban Monsanto.

Get well soon Nigel!

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 13:48

Seems to be back now,  but I' m v worried about those tennis balls of his.  Wimbledon, product placement, kickbacks, dontcha know?????

Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 22:50

Happy cottontail.  From your picture I think it looks nicer untrimmed, overlapping the edging slightly.  More natural and integrated.   I bought one this year in Lidl, but haven't used it yet!  Surprised?

Monty's cat

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 09:53

Always wonder why cats can't be genetically modified to lose their terrible killing instincts so distressing to everyone not to mention the birds.  Jellyfishcan be crossed with carrots or some such for some good reason.

How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 09:44

That is truly terrible.  In what countries is it allowable tho as wheat is traded I dont suppose it matters.

How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:56

Outdoor girl.  I rather agree with you, tho I do use it occasionally.  I receive emails concerning monsanto's activities around the world, re seeds for small farmers, taking poor third world counties to court, suing defenceless states, mostly about their promoting of pesticides killing bees and other insects.  Totally frightening.

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What the experts get wrong

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Talkback: Garden pests

For the first time ever I'm considering giving up my allotment, as I have never had a year like it. I must have sown or transplanted peas a... 
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