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Horse manure

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 18:27

I have some horse manure which has been in bags for about 5 months. I would like to use it as a mulch with the broad beans and later the runner beans. Can i have some opinions please as to whether it is still to new and could burn the plants. 


Posted: 12/04/2017 at 18:32

I have just bought some sarah raven seedlings.

My previous plants have always become leggyand i have to stake them.

What do other gardeners do with there seedlings?

Climbing Rose

Posted: 16/01/2017 at 15:56

Advice please.

I have a MADAME ALDRED CARRIERE rose which has not been pruned for a couple of years.At the moment it is a big MESS.

I am confused at how much to remove.I have read in the Dr.DG Hessayon.The rose expert just to remove dead and exhausted wood.

I am in the south west the climate is mild not cold. 


Posted: 15/11/2016 at 17:16

I have a 10 year old tree.The branches have grown to tall for me to reach the fruit without the step ladder.

At present next year fruit is at the top of the branches..

I am wondering what would happen if i cut the branches down to say half the length.

Would i destroy the tree?Stop any more fruit from growing

Or just stop any fruit for next year only.

Can anyone help please.


Posted: 21/09/2016 at 19:31

For anyone who missed it. Monty & Nigel were on the One show. If you are a Nigel fan it is a watch. Catch up on the I player

Lily bulbs

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 13:03

Which is the best way to storage lily bulbs in the winter. I have grown this years in a large pot,but like to replant with tulips in November. Any ideas please


Posted: 20/09/2016 at 17:41

This week it is as someone has thrown a switch and everything in the veggie garden has come to an end all at once. Runner beans,cucumbers tomatoes beetroot. Also the sweetpeas have finished and cleared ready to plant again next year. 

There is a reason for it, the weather in north cornwall has turned cold during the nights. Very heavy rain for 24 hours yesterday( i had the job of walking the dog twice and got soaked). Not wonder the plants have given up.

I cant complain has i have had a very good crop this year. 

How are you getting on with the close of season.????????


Posted: 17/09/2016 at 22:09

Yes it does. Not a plant to fall out with. Very sharp points. My friend wont have one in her garden because of the dog chasing around. Fortunately mine is in the front garden  when the dog is on the lead


Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:11

My story of the agave plant. It was here when i bought the house 10 years ago.The age is about 15 years old. It has never flowered. I dont do anything with it.The height of the tallest leave is 3ft. It is very dangerous as each leave has really Sharp points all the way around. Fortunately it is in the front garden away from any children and dogs. I live in north cornwall, where the climate is wet and not very cold in the winter.


Posted: 16/09/2016 at 18:55

Fingers crossed.I have just been told that an over sized agave in my front garden will be on tonights programme.

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