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Latest posts by Jigsaw Gill

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?

Poorly hebe

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 22:49

Pleased to report my hebe is looking pretty good now. Amazing what a bit of TLC can do.

whats-your-favourite-green-bean

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 18:56

I'm growing veg for first time this year and grown cobra french beans. I've been delighted with the result. In fact just had dinner including home grown beans and Charlotte potatoes and courgettes. From garden to plate- fantastic! Addicted to veg growing now

 

winter-sowing---anyone-tried

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 22:34

Thank you Bob. That is very interesting and I will try soon. 

winter-sowing---anyone-tried

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 21:00

Keen to try this by sowing and leaving in trays in a cold frame. I want to try nicotiniana and echinacea.. Do I have to keep watering them throughout winter or just leave alone?

non-flowering-geranium

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:44

Never seen any rabbits around the garden Verdun And all leaves look pretty intact ,so will try the feed thank you . They had been in partial shade, but cut back a lot of branches end of last summer and now in sun for quite a lot of day. 

non-flowering-geranium

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:16

I have a geranium which used to flower well, but I don't think has flowered for a couple of years. I don't know what geranium it is but used to have blue flowers.  until last year it had got quite smothered by I think vinca,but I have cleared around it and it has looked healthy this summer, but not one flower. Anything I can do please?

Clay soil and boggy lawn

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 21:55

Whoops, sorry didn't think had posted first time!

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