LeadFarmer


Latest posts by LeadFarmer

Alliums In A Pot

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 11:48

I have alliums in pots on my patio every year, plant the bulbs into pots on the patio in autumn, and left on the patio over winter, and they have always performed well.

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps9bc0e353.jpg

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zpse36dd5e1.jpg

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 11:42

Found somewhere selling these Box column plants for £39 each so snapped up a couple and planted them to frame my front door..

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/House/P1020696_zps5vusqb7i.jpg

Safe place for planting pot grown oak trees

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 17:44

Im looking for suggestions on where I could plant out a few oak tree saplings please?

When my son was born I collected the acorns for him from Parliament Oak in Nottinghamshire where King John supposedly held emergency parliaments under the tree. I've kept potting the saplings on over the years with the intention of planting them out somewhere where he can see them during his life. Maybe a park, or a woodland somewhere?

The saplings are now 9yrs old and have been living in pots on my patio, but they are now of a size where they really need planting out.

Heres a photo of myself and my baby son back in 2006 stood next to Parliament Oak having collected the acorns..


 

And heres a photo taken a few weeks ago by the same tree..


 And heres a photo of the oak saplings on my patio, though you can only make out two of the taller ones 


 

     

 

 

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 17:33

Be sure to post photos of the new pond build please Paula.

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 17:31

Id say theres no perfect time to disturb or empty a wildlife pond, but probably best done early spring or late autumn when theres less activity?

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 16:05

So are you intending on building the new one first, then filling in the current one?

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 13:38

Id say you can create a new one at any time of the year. The question should be 'when is the best time to empty/disturb the current one'.

Are you building a new one elsewhere in the garden, and then filling in the current one, or are you ripping out the current one and rebuilding it in the same location?

Compost babies

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 19:44
If just google images of baby mice, rats & hedgehogs. If you believe they are either of the first two then I'd be 'destroying' them. Or maybe observe the compost for a few hours one evening with a bottle of something nice, and see what comes and goes.

Compost babies

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 19:36

I had rats on my patio earlier in the year and saw them going in my garage. I bought a few bait stations and poison from eBay, along with a few rat traps. I caught half a dozen in the traps and found a couple that had been poisoned. Haven't seen any since.

Compost babies

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 23:50
Kana, could you try switching to a type of feeder that has a tray attached to the bottom, to collect fallen seed?

RSPB online bird food shop has them.

Discussions started by LeadFarmer

Labrador rescues

 
Replies: 25    Views: 1133
Last Post: 02/07/2016 at 20:58

Love Your Garden ITV 28th June

 
Replies: 2    Views: 478
Last Post: 28/06/2016 at 21:35

Is this comfrey?

 
Replies: 4    Views: 345
Last Post: 25/06/2016 at 20:33

Where do you buy your plants?

 
Replies: 14    Views: 555
Last Post: 19/06/2016 at 19:25

Leggy Magnolia Susan

 
Replies: 2    Views: 344
Last Post: 16/05/2016 at 18:20

Beechgrove returns 31st March 2016

Replies: 10    Views: 1256
Last Post: 20/03/2016 at 12:48

GW magazine subscription

12 months £25 
Replies: 18    Views: 1030
Last Post: 04/03/2016 at 14:00

Barnsdale Gardens

Replies: 11    Views: 585
Last Post: 18/02/2016 at 21:41

Time for a new garden design?

Replies: 15    Views: 725
Last Post: 11/02/2016 at 20:08

Gardeners World returns 4th March 2016

Replies: 79    Views: 11349
Last Post: 02/03/2016 at 17:16

Monty Don talk @ Preston Guild Hall Nov 2016

Replies: 6    Views: 650
Last Post: 07/02/2016 at 00:03

Garden visits in New Forest?

Replies: 15    Views: 1077
Last Post: 03/01/2016 at 19:26

Removing mould on plant pots?

Replies: 16    Views: 1223
Last Post: 18/11/2015 at 15:58

Where are we ordering our summer bulbs from?

Replies: 25    Views: 1890
Last Post: 29/09/2015 at 19:33

Safe place for planting pot grown oak trees

Replies: 1    Views: 527
Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 21:50
1 to 15 of 67 threads