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Talkback: Building a leaf heap

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 16:27

I've also used one for the last three years - when I need it for this years leaves, I put the old leaves in the compost bin. I also put the blossom from my ornamental cherry in it.

Digging fork

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 17:38

The "Dobbies" fork is also stainless steel, with an ash handle. Comes clean easily when you have used it - I just wiped it with some paper towel ( and I've got clay soil)

Digging fork

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 12:01

I have recently bought a "Dobbies" garden fork from the supermarket that is having the voucher exchange. Should have been twelve pounds odd but I used the vouchers and got it for about £6!!!! I also got some Sankey propagators for less than £3 each which I had paid over £7 for, earlier in the year. I think the offers end soon (may have even finished by now - sorry) The fork was easy and comfortable  to use.

netting brassicas

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 13:13

If you haven't got yoghurt pots,how about small water bottles? I've been saving mine to use near tomato plants for watering. Now I am waiting for some fine weather to put up my netting for my Pak Choi.

Baby lettuce plants

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 17:26

Thanks Lalat.

Baby lettuce plants

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 17:25

Thanks figrat.I was thinking of separating a few from round the edges of the tray to plant out and using the rest as "cut & come again" (hopefully) There seem to be at least 30 in the small tray but will need care when separating.

I suppose it's worth a try as the whole tray only cost £1 and that's cheaper than a bag of leaves!

Baby lettuce plants

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 17:09

I've just bought a tray of growing baby lettuce leaves from the (blue and white) supermarket salad section. You are supposed to cut as you need them.

As my own lettuce seed only went in on Wednesday, could I successfully plant some of these seedlings in the garden to grow on or are they doomed to failure?

I'm sure someone out there has tried this before and could give me advice.

Thanks, Kathy

Secateurs and Hand Sizes

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 20:22

My hand is 17cm long, 8.5 wide and 18cm span. I have Felco 2 secateurs and they are fine. My daughter has similar sized hands and she also loves her Felco 2's. Hope this helps.  

getting rid of slugs

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 12:41

I got this from the closed down site a couple of years ago, but haven't tried it yet.

Lots of interest about the garlic wash. Thought you may want the recipe which was featured in Friday's Gardeners' World. Una Dunnett's Garlic Wash recipe for Hostas: Crush 2 bulbs of garlic. Steam or boil in 2 pints of water for 3 to 4 minutes until blanched. Strain mixture and make back up to 2 pints. Leave to cool. When ready to use mix one tablespoon into a gallon (3.8 litres) of water Sprinkle on to leaves in late afternoon (in dry weather) The mixture will apparently dry on the leaves making them rather unappealing to slugs and snails!"

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 13/04/2012 at 22:02

I've come over as well - was Kathy on the other site. Hopefully we can get the same kind of help with our gardening questions. 

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