Kathy 2

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top of canes

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 15:11

I use corks from bottles of cava - they are fatter than normal corks and rounded at the top. You do need to drill a hole in them first though, so you can push them onto the canes.  

Good News for Mike

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 15:04

Glad to hear the good news Mike.  

I'll raise a glass to you.


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 12:45

Hi Katie.

just found this link for Monty's plant stakes - it seems to work, good luck.


Cane tops

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 14:54

I use old wine corks - cava ( or champagne ) ones are better as they are fatter and easier to drill into to make the hole for the cane. 

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.  

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