Jigsaw Gill


Latest posts by Jigsaw Gill

Planting lily bulbs

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 20:54

I have received lily bulbs today with instructions to plant in horticultural sand. I have a bag of lawn sand and am wondering if this is same or if not, will it be ok to use?

Propogating monardia

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 17:43

Okay I'll leave them in peace then. Thank you both. I'm just chomping at the bit to fill all my borders!

Propogating monardia

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 22:55

I have grown monardia for the first time this year and noticed quite a few small new shoots at base. I'm wondering wether to divide some of these and plant elsewhere now or if this is wrong time?

How to clear field

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 18:37

Oh heck - the plot thickens! perhaps a good job the weather forecast not too good to give me time to debate how to tackle this. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone.

How to clear field

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 13:45

Thanks everyone. It's all very interesting and  a bit confusing. Alan, I like the idea of no weed killer and definately no digging, but how long would I need to keep covered and would it be ready to plant potatoes in spring?

How to clear field

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 08:00

Thank you all. Hoping for a decent weekend to get started then. Best stock up on the Weetabix!

How to clear field

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 21:20

Thank you both for help. WW,-field is too big to tackle all really , but thought I would try as you say a smallish area first. I was also wondering if when I've cleared an area wether to try planting a green manure for a few months or do you think farm yard manure would be better?

How to clear field

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 20:51

We have a small field behind our garden which is really overgrown with weeds , mainly nettle. I want to clear an area to start as a veg plot. I'm thinking to grow potatoes in the spring. Problem is I don't really know how to start to clear. Should I cut down weeds in the area and use weed killer? All advice gratefully received please.

Nettle Fertiliser

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 08:17

Oh okay - thank you Andrew, glad I asked that or would have got completely wrong then!

Nettle Fertiliser

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 19:12

I have both nettles and comfrey growing. Is it ok to mix them together in the brew?

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