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Latest posts by Leggi

Posting links and pictures from an iphone

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 17:13
As I'm usually posting from my phone is there a way of posting clickable links? I can copy and paste the link but can't figure out how to make it work. Also there is no function for posting images and you can't see the smilies list, which means I have to guess them. I guess being able to use the full reply option would fix all of those problems, but I'm not sure if that's possible.

plastic sheeting over raised beds

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 14:35
The ground doesn't really need to be covered for the whole winter as the weather will break up any large clods of soil for you. Black plastic is normally used for a couple of weeks prior to planting to ensure the soil is warm enough to plant out, although it's still a bit early for that yet.

slug pellets help

Posted: 05/02/2013 at 21:38
We all have our preferred ways, I use something sharp at night. It's quick, free and doesn't leave any possible risk to anything else (although obviously not very nice). Last year was an exceptionally good year for slugs, shame it wasn't great for the rest of us.


Posted: 04/02/2013 at 18:07
Having had a look around I think it might be a variety called 'Drama Queen,' although I can't say for sure as not all the images match the OP's photo.


Posted: 04/02/2013 at 16:04
It's probably something Fizz, although I can't find its exact botanical name.

samll tomato,s

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 10:34
It sounds like they're not getting enough light or warmth, but we really need a little more information. When are they planted out? What's the usual water/feed situation? Where are they planted and in what?

Bedding plants

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 20:29
I imagine you could mix the seeds with something like vermiculite (if you have any), although I haven't done it myself so you might want to wait for more replies.

Bone meal or Fish bone and blood??

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 19:49
What an excellent thread. I have used pelleted chicken manure for the last few years to give the soil a boost before planting. I was going to use Growmore when planting various fruit bushes out this spring but have changed my mind, I'll give fish bone and blood a go instead. We're very lucky to have such knowledgable people here, thanks for everyone's input.

Green Manure

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 15:05
I used buck wheat in July last year after doing the basic soil conditioning, it's a new plot so needed a lot of digging over and hard work. It was dug back in to the soil towards the end of last year, this year is our first growing season so we've yet to find out how well it's done. We chose to use it as we didn't want the beds sitting empty whilst we worked on other things and it can't have done any harm. Sorry I can't be more use than that.

Moving Raspberry canes

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 20:26
I'm confused by your question, you say the fruiting canes have been cut back, then ask if the fruiting canes should be cut back?

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