LeadFarmer


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garden ivory

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 00:44

Personally I would consider keeping it as its great for wildlife, I'm lead to believe that moths love it? But if you really must get rid of it then cut it at its base and leave the ivy a couple of months or more to naturally die. It will then be easier to pull away from any wall/tree that its growing against. 

Ivy gets a bad name as people think it damages walls, but often the reality is that it only does damage when people yank it off the wall whilst its still alive.

I wished I never seen it

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 21:19
I suffered severe withdrawal symptoms after finishing The Wire, I felt like I'd lost a limb. A friend prescribed the Sopranos boxset which did the trick, but I then developed Soprano withdrawal symptoms. This was cured by watching Breaking Bad, but when Id finished that I didn't feel the need to live anymore.

Good box sets should come with a government health warning!

30 year old sheep manure?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:37
How did the farmer train his sheep to do their 'business' in the same place for 30 years?

Bird feeder video

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 23:27

What food did you have in the feeder please steephill?

sunflowers

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 22:55

I think I'm correct in saying that sunflowers rely on heat, rather than daylight to grow and flower.

sunflowers

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 22:53

On that particular year I was growing the taller varieties as a bit of fun for my son. I think some of them were Mongolia which had massive heads. A kind member of this forum also provided me with some of the seeds. I grow them every year, and I need to get some seeds for this year.

sunflowers

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 20:36

I always start in small pots in the greenhouse, then pot on and move outside when they are a foot tall approx. They ended up looking like this the other year..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps51d25923.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps7bff85e6.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/IMG_2599_zpsg7bswtha.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zpsfeb9a958.jpg

 

3 yrs of Gardeners World recordings

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 13:26

Its Monty that I enjoy the most on GW. I often fast forward through some of the other sections if they are talking about things that dont interest me, such as Rhododendrons .

3 yrs of Gardeners World recordings

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 23:33

Yes, Ive watched most of them more than once since Ive had them recorded. I usually watch them after Friday nights GW, I search for the equivalent episode from previous years, its like getting double/triple dose of GW.

3 yrs of Gardeners World recordings

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 22:13

Im just in the process of copying over 3 years worth of GW recordings from my Sky box onto an external hard drive to free up some space. I have so many that I didn't know whether to just delete them as its going to take me days and days to copy them over, convert the files if required and then organise them in date order.

I decided to keep them, and as Im going through them I'm decided to document what each episode includes, so I can access that particular segment in the future.

Eventually it will mean I have them preserved and can watch them in the future, and free up some space on my Sky box. It will also be useful to be able play previous episodes from the current time of year. Just a shame the wife has zero interest!!!

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GW magazine subscription

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Monty Don talk @ Preston Guild Hall Nov 2016

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Garden visits in New Forest?

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Removing mould on plant pots?

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Where are we ordering our summer bulbs from?

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Safe place for planting pot grown oak trees

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