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Kathy 2

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Organic slug control

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 10:46

I think I read somewhere that sheep's wool was a deterent - or was I dreaming???

I have unearthed an old sheepskin rug from the loft which needs throwing out. Could I pull the wool of it and use round my seedling and plants I don't want my cougettes going the same way as my daughter's. 

Where are YOU?

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 09:11

Atherton, Greater Mancheter. Dull and rainy here today.  

Egg Shells

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 13:05

My dad used to put his eggshells in the microwave. I put mine in for 1 to 2 minutes depending on how many there are, then put them in a pot or plastic bag to crush them. Mind you, I don't know how much good they do as I still find the little blighters eating my plants.  


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 09:40

Hi Mobro,

GW magazine did an article on crop rotation in the January issue. According to that - sweetcorn is in the grass group, courgettes in the cucurbit with cucumber, melon & pumpkin, spinich is in the beet group with beetroot and chard. It also showed how to double crop over a three year cycle. I could take a photo of the relevant bits and post on here but don't know if it would be allowed.

GW on iPad

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 11:54

Hi M Fent. I've just imported this from my iPad bought in November 2012. I used the tree icon in the reply box. I usually use my laptop to view GW because it's a bigger screen.

We take our iPad on holidays abroad as we can skype family without having to pay exorbitant phone bills - as long as you have free wifi where you are staying.  


The blue tits are house hunting!

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:20

I forgot to empty my box in the autumn - is it too late now??  I've got an old sheepskin rug which is about to be thrown out - could I put tufts of that out for them?

Don't forget the Big Garden Birdwatch in a couple of weeks' time.  

Gardening Clubs

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 09:55

When we lived overseas many years ago, we had a lending library as well as the tea and cakes. This was very useful for new gardeners and I learned a lot from borrowing the books. We also had gardening quizes. I can't remember if there was a prize for the winner or if it was just most points.

Merry Christmas

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 13:16

Thanks Mark.   

Best wishes to everyone and may you all have a peaceful New Year.


Posted: 16/09/2013 at 10:37

I wonder why you can't buy them in the shops? Glad you enjoyed them. We live west of Manchester so probably not warm or sheltered enough. 


Posted: 14/09/2013 at 10:18

My blue ones (don't know the name) have been in the ground since I got them about 8 or 9 years ago - clay soil. They started flowering a few years ago, first 1 stalk then more - the last couple of years I have had 5 flowers. I don't do anything to them for winter and they come up every year. I have never divided them (not sure if I'm supposed to do so). We live near Manchester.

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wasps nest

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seed packet template

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