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what will you do to deal with the drought

Posted: 15/03/2012 at 22:17
When planting up pots,planters and hanging baskets,i always use water retaining granuals mixed into compost-- dont just sprinkle-- mix ,because sprinkled, it can form a mass of jelly, no good to plant or soil. Something else to try, moss mixed in to compost, really holds the moisture, also blotting paper at the bottom of basket etc, talking of bottoms,try disposable nappies, these really soak up fluid. one last thing ! water little and often, to much water on dry compost is useless and wastes water and time,and if you can make it luke warm water just to start WOW

Talkback: How to clean bird feeders

Posted: 12/02/2012 at 01:00
Cleaning is important!! i do mine about once a month, hot soapy water a bottle brush, and dry properly, because if you don't! the seed will stick and sprout. My problem is PIGEONS and how,!!!! only had them for about a year,the damage they cause is very visible, also taking the smaller birds feed ,The mess really does need to be cleaned up often. So i am asking ,how to persuade them to go elsewhere???


Posted: 12/02/2012 at 00:32
Dont think you will gain anything by going wild with secateurs, except cold hands and plants that wont thank you! If you leave it a little later the shrubs will soon catch up.


Posted: 12/02/2012 at 00:22
I dont have a lawn,to much like hard work, to get it to look as i wanted. I have heard, that when gardeners need to get rid of grubs, that eat grass roots eg Leather Jackets, gardener lays black Plastic on lawn so that grubs raise to the top, plastic taken off, Breakfast for the birds, not sure if that would work for worms.

Talkback: Hedgehogs in the garden

Posted: 28/01/2012 at 00:43
Put out dog or cat food, even some fruit and mealworms the dry kind you can buy to feed the birds please dont forget the water. NO MILK AND BREAD ----------DEADLY

Slug invasion

Posted: 14/01/2012 at 23:45
Oh slugs! my nemesis, the one thing they do for me, is an excuse to slug hunt, along with a torch and bucket, what a way to spend a wonderful hour or so picking over the leaves,taking in what is or not a good bit of planting,also condition of plants. One product i have used is a liquid called Slugclear not bad .

Talkback: Growing hebes

Posted: 14/01/2012 at 23:19
What a pleasure Hebes are, Plants in all sizes, a lot of different flowers and leaf colour, and WOW!! when you see the bees and butterflies taking nectar and the sun, that is something to smile about, and feel good. They are such an easy plant to propogate,


Posted: 14/01/2012 at 23:00
Sorry cant make any comments about veg as the only one i grow are Tomatoes, these Tumblers both Red and Yellow look quite something in hanging baskets.

Winter Pansies

Posted: 25/12/2011 at 23:44
First things first! give your plants a once over, looking under the leaves,cast your eyes over the soil,you never know what has taken up home there.sometimes birds can take a liking to what may be hiding under leaves, so may be the ones doing the damage.


Posted: 25/12/2011 at 23:30
I know when i get mildew on plants,and this can be caused by a few things eg poor ventilation, poor watering, feeding and hygiene,so i take the leaves off and dispose of them in rubbish bin not compost bin and wash hands so not to pass problems on
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