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fig tree

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 18:25

The variety I have no idea, but I am in NL and it has always done well. It is planted in a tight little spot, I am thinking of putting it in a pot in the greenhouse for now.  We have had 2 days of minus temps but it is warming up again with possible double figure temps come the weekend. Eventually I want it to go back in the ground, but again restricting the roots.

Growing Leeks.

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 17:22

I try them every year but always a fantastic failure.  Here in NL everyone grows leeks, it must be that I am not Dutch.

fig tree

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 16:22

I have a fig that will very soon need moving to another plot, to make way for my workshop extension.  It will need to go in the next few weeks or so. Will it kill the little beast if I move it during this cold weather?

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.

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