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Advice for Bind Weed

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 11:25

It was the first thing that I tackled when we moved to our current house, bite the bullet and use the dreaded killer, it is the only way.  I still have little visits now and again, so it is not completely gone but manageable.  It took a whole season for me because there were good and established plants that needed negotiation.  I followed the advice from this forum and planted bamboo for the shoots to climb then I bagged each plant then sprayed inside the bag, tied it off and left for some time, everyone in the village thought I was crazy with little plastic bags all over the garden.

Yellow lawn

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 16:15

For future reference, re dog urine on lawns; some give the dog tomato ketchup / juice in their meal to counter the effect of the high nitrogen and other wastes in the urine, Dog Rocks in the water of your dog may also help.

However it looks like you have to repair the current lawn somewhat. 



Never buying anything off this website again

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 20:34

There are new distance selling regulations effective across the EU. You have 14 days for complete refund if not satisfied. I am pretty sure plants don't come under exemptions. 

of to move squash plants?

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 13:27

Thanks Bob, they have been in the ground some time, so I'll leave them and work around them. I'll know next year to set them further apart. I have trained the pumpkins away and maybe train the squashes up as the fruit will be lighter. They are in light sandy soil so they get a good feed regularly. Thanks for the information.  

of to move squash plants?

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 12:31

I mistakenly planted my squashes too close to my pumpkins. I have flowers already on the pumpkins but not yet on the squash. Could I move the squash plants and still get fruit, or leave them now?

Growing Mushrooms

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 12:24

When back in the UK this year I purchased some seeds. When I came home I got a load of manure from my friend mixed it with straw as per directions on the packet, but still waiting for the manure to rot down enough...

Money saving and recycling tips

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 20:35

I save everything plastic for upcycling in the garden but plastic drinks bottles have to be returned to the supermarket; we pay a 25 cent deposit on those.

Problem with Onion Seeds

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 13:08

The seeds are new this year, as I read somewhere that old onion seeds may fail...I sit with breath abated...thanks.

Problem with Onion Seeds

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 13:27

Following on from advice on this forum last year I opted for onion sets this year. I found Snowall and put them outside under plastic about 4 weeks ago.  I have had to remove the plastic cover this weekend as the sets are all between 6 and 10 cm high, looking good, just a few lost to the birds from what I can tell.  I just don't understand why my onion seeds never take.

I always start my seeds off on a warm windowsill avge 18degrees day and night, then put them outside under plastic and when required, bring them into the porch overnight.

Please can someone outline what to do, how to do it and when, can I still try onion seeds this year. I am determined to set my own onions



Figs tree and fruit from last year

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 16:14

I have done it today...many thanks

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of to move squash plants?

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Problem with Onion Seeds

They just wont germinate... 
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Figs tree and fruit from last year

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Angry Birds

Cant believe what I am seeing... 
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My Best Ever Christmas Pressie

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Possible to sow more peas and beans

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Lavender from Seed

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Bind Weed

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Lilac shoots all over the place...

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