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Posted: Today at 11:32

thanks for that Verdun. I have the same banana which MD dug out on GW last week. I was planning  on sticking that in the tunnel too.



Posted: Yesterday at 19:41

thanks Verdun. The new tunnel is my "hot" tunnel. All polythene down to the ground and 48 feet by 21 feet so I reckon it shouldn't get too cold in there ,or do you think I should keep them in the garage as I've always done previously?


Posted: Yesterday at 19:37

if it composts properly, i.e. it's a fine crumbly unsmelly product, then I believe there should be no problem with weeds surviving.


Posted: Yesterday at 17:32

I have two wonderful specimens grown from tubers given to me by the owner of a holiday apartment in which we've stayed in Corfu. This year they grew to about 2m high and have had the most wonderful display of coral pink flowers all summer long.


Posted: Yesterday at 17:30

I'm in Devon too and I was wondering , now I have a nice new polytunnel with no netting which I reckon won't have much frost , if any, could I keep them growing over the winter months, or , is it best to have them " frosted" and leave them dormant?

along came a spider

Posted: Yesterday at 17:27

a friend of ours has a " burrowing tarantula "  . I asked him what was the point of a subterranean pet, why not keep earthworms?


Posted: Yesterday at 17:23

thanks to the chippings from my friendly tree surgeon, I reckon I've "made" almost 20, yes twenty, tons of compost this year. Can't wait to get using  it all up.


Posted: 20/10/2014 at 14:42

I generally leave them one season, if they're decent in season 2 , they can stay, if not dig them up and chuck them into the compost bin. 

Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 14:40

I've moved two specimens of S G , both died. Good luck.

not easy being wildlife friendly!

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 10:08

we have ( at least ) one fox family on our land, and they seem to keep the resident rabbits under control. I've not seen the deer lately ,so hopefully he / she has moved on. Slugs and snails have been bad this year. I reckon last year's mild winter helped more survive.

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