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Help – how do I stop insects biting me?

Posted: Yesterday at 20:26

Apparently avon skin so soft repels them but marmite as suggested by panda, it's the vitamin B12 that makes you smell funny to bity little buggers.


Posted: Yesterday at 20:02

I have pallets. I am overly excited. I will have a compost bin by the end of tomorrow or I'm a Dutchman.

potatoes ...

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 23:05

I put well rotted horse muck in the bottom of the trench then a bit of soil over it so the seed tatties aren't in direct contact but only because my granddad used to.


Posted: 18/04/2014 at 23:01

I've noticed that flumpy1. Most of Marions tulips are up and gone and mine are just up now, some only just showing colour in the buds. North Yorkshire sometimes seems to be in a different country to Bristol.


Posted: 18/04/2014 at 21:42

Wow, they are stunning, this one was an impulse buy about a month ago, so I think it's probably been brought on somehow. The one I got last year is nowhere near as far on but looks like it has buds, am so relieved it came back this year. While I was taking the photo a rather large bee went into one of the flowers and had an awful job getting back out again. I wonder if the pitch of the buzz is an indicator of frustration levels?

Planting First Earley Potatoes

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 21:27

I put my Winston first earlies  and ramano main crop in today, nice and deep so the frosts wont make any difference, does look like I've buried the neighbours though. the potato graves are back.

Astrantia major

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 21:16

Mine seem to be well up, pink ones and red ones, I don't know names as they came with the garden, but they are prolific self seeders, not quite as bad as the hellibores though.

potatoes ...

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 20:18

Put my potato's in today. It looks like a burial plot.


Posted: 18/04/2014 at 20:09

 Had a full day out in the garden today and noticed the ladies slipper out in flower, isn't it lovely? Got potatoes planted and not much else. Lovely photo's as ever Marion. That heucera is a beauty.

New pear trees?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 22:08

 I was told that Williams pear is self fertile.

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Discussions started by lisa massey

Plant ID please

Large shrub 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:56

Peonies and iris

mixed up bed 
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Last Post: 12/04/2014 at 13:24

Lilly beetle

They're back!!!! 
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Last Post: 09/04/2014 at 12:08

old tights

plant pots 
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Last Post: 03/04/2014 at 21:34

magnolia stellata

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 19:00


another flower stalk 
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Last Post: 17/03/2014 at 21:00

hot composting

building a hot composter 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 18:50


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Last Post: 12/03/2014 at 20:15


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Last Post: 09/03/2014 at 19:03


will they do well in pots? 
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Last Post: 16/06/2013 at 09:38

wisest use of space

walled area 
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