Janet Rodway

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Bees and more bees!

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 13:27

I have a group on Facebook Gardening for the Honey Bees, Bumblebee. Butterfly if anyone is interested. I have added birds, Produce garden, & Recipes You are more than welcome to view & join if you wish.  

Help needed

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 10:24

Maybe a weed to some but it is food to the Honeybees, Bumblebees & Butterflies and they need all the help they can get. If they go so do we.

Yellow flower id

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 18:27

They are Welsh Poppies come in Yellow and Oranges they like to grow where they want to. Shade they prefer they will grow in the most unlikely places popping their head up between other plants. I have move them successfully on wet days when I find them before flowering. But have not got them to come from the thousands of seeds I have thrown around or have I without realizing it.

Shrub id please

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 18:13

I think it is Carpenteria Californica

Clematis ID

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 18:07

It is Ville de Lyon ( Entered in the old Green fingers book )

Market Stall/Polytunnel

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 14:29

We did a market stall for 20years started small and worked our way up I still think of our first day. On a Farmers Market the rule is that you have produced it yourself. We started with bunch carrots & bunched  beetroot did 50 bunches of each and sold them all in 2 hours. The week after we double up and still sold out. It all went well until the winter when vegetable are not so plentiful, To keep the good position with the stall I started cooking cakes. You have to have a Hygiene Certificate for this and a kitchen inspection. but I still did it. It got busier and I cooked more grew more vegetable added on more cake and then bread. we Weighed everything before leaving so you could serve quicker no weighing on the stall. Yes it paid. but the hour went up to 3 of us doing 120 hour a week each. it paid off the farm and now I can relax. Remember you have to take enough money to pay for the stall, Public liability insurance, Fuel, Ingredients, Seeds etc.,  

Planting under yew tree

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 14:11

Myself I would fence a yew tree off  it is poisonous, one mouthful to an animal and it dead. We have lost cows from it. We found one by the fence of our fields and cut it down making sure we picked up every last piece, But one dogs walked on where the tree fell and then licked her paws and she was very ill only just saved her, So I wouldn't even consider having one anywhere near our farm and certainly not in the garden.

ID please

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 16:21

Agree with fidgetbones

Which Root Killer Really works

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 13:56

We got these plugs from www.prag.ltd.uk  You can only ask I don't know if they supply everyone or not. All I can tell you is from November 2015 we will have to have a certificate to use any chemicals on the farm. ( Pass a test )


Early flowering plants for butterflies?

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 18:20

I have a group on Facebook. ( Gardening for the Honey Bee, Bumblebees, & Butterflies.) You are welcome to have a look and join if you want. I am going through a year of what flowers are needed in the garden to supply the Bees & Butterflies with the food they need throughout the year. This does include Hovers, Wild Bees & Birds 

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