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LorraineP


Latest posts by LorraineP

Don't Panic.

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 11:11

We have a frogs residing in our garden, no doubt eating all those pesky slugs and snails.  We very often some across one in our out-house when we have have a spring tidy out.  My neighbours got a cat last summer and this spring we have had to rescue a frog from its clutches about half a dozen time.  As a reward for their loyalty and good work in our garden I'm planning a wildlife pond for them - I just need to work out how to keep the dog out of it.  

New Veg Bed

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 09:51

Hi all,  I have just made a new raised bed for veg on part of my lawn.  I had put weed, feed & moss killer granules on the lawn about a month ago, before deciding to cut a veg patch out.  I cut grass sods off the top, dug out some of the soil from, placed the sods upside down in the bed and covered with the soil.  Now I'm wondering if the granules will affect the soil making it unsuitable for veg? and if so, for how long? Thanks for any advice.

New Veg Bed

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 09:50

oops! hit the wrong button.

Foxes

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 23:56

Oh yes, obviously.    I should have thought about it longer.  I guess it'll have to be a fence.   

 

blackfly

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 23:50

Thanks for the info & link, Bob.     Will commence battle with them tomorrow.

What veg are you growing this year?

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 23:39

Oh I forgot my rhubarb too - probs because I've not had a crop from it yet.  Early days for me with fruit & veg.

JUST FOR MIKE

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 22:37

Good to hear you're home, Mike.  Wishing you a speedy recovery. x

Foxes

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 22:17

Does it work for dogs too?

blackfly

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 22:13

Am I right in thinking, as we have had quite a mild winter there will be more bugs than usual?  The greenfly on my lupins are enoumous and prolific!  

What veg are you growing this year?

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 21:48

This year I'm mainly growing onions!  I do have some raspberries in but they are letting me know they don't like where they are - too wet over the winter. For the last few years I have wanted to try growing some veg but it just didn't happen for various reasons.  So this year I decided no matter what I would grow something, so onions it is . . . . and rescuing raspberries.  At least its a start.  I' m still in the process of digging new veg beds, so I'll be pleased if I manage to get them done ready for next year.

Discussions started by LorraineP

Onion advice

Onion growing advice for newbie veg gardener 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 16:04

New Veg Bed

Is soil affected by lawn teatment? 
Replies: 4    Views: 176
Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 00:15

New Veg Bed

Is soil affected by lawn teatment? 
Replies: 0    Views: 81
Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 09:50

Strawberry Plants

Should I expect fruit this summer? 
Replies: 9    Views: 366
Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 09:31

MPC & Growbags

What's the difference? 
Replies: 8    Views: 325
Last Post: 04/05/2014 at 19:45

Greenhouse Advice

Advice on what to consider before buying a greenhouse 
Replies: 38    Views: 3463
Last Post: 03/04/2014 at 08:28

Nesting Doves

Unusual nesting site? 
Replies: 12    Views: 509
Last Post: 17/05/2013 at 06:40

Egg idenification

Difference between earthworm eggs and slug eggs 
Replies: 7    Views: 535
Last Post: 03/05/2013 at 17:47

Raised beds with decking boards

Is pressure treated wood bad for the garden? 
Replies: 4    Views: 4364
Last Post: 14/04/2013 at 10:55

Seed germination

Should I cover seeds with compost/vermiculite/perlite? 
Replies: 5    Views: 481
Last Post: 12/04/2013 at 23:13

Advice on growing Raspberries

Replies: 6    Views: 719
Last Post: 22/04/2013 at 17:32

Advice on garden improvements

Replies: 5    Views: 762
Last Post: 23/02/2013 at 12:33
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