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Wildflower turf

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 19:08

we could leave it for a week and use weed killer....is that what you think Sotongeoff?

Wildflower turf

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 18:11

well we received it on 28th June and its been laid out on the tarmac drive since then, its healthy and the flowers are growing but my husband wanted it for the bee hives to sit on, we are collecting the bees at 7.30pm tonight and although he can dig the turf up tomorrow he was just wondering if there was any need to as he thought the plastic netting might kill the grass anyway.

Wildflower turf

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 16:11


Has anybody laid wildflower turf? we are about to lay 3x2m strips that are very thin and have a plastic net underneath. If we dig up the grass the wildflower will sit below ground level so we were wondering if we could just lay it over the existing grass, hoping the grass will die

A few random questions :)

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 16:35

OMG!!!! I'm in Newtown Mid Wales and as we speak the heavens have opened!

I am so hating all this rain, its spoiling my first year of being a real gardener!

Roll on September, from past years, thats when our summer will start!

A few random questions :)

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 16:23

Thank you for all your advise, its very much appreciated and needed, theres a lot more to this gardening business then meets the eye.....good job I gave up work as this is a full time job in its self!!      To Phytographer...you say to sow more seeds with peas and beans, can I still do this because it says on the pack to sow till end of june. I do have spare seeds so could I  do them in the greenhouse and if so would I leave them in there?    To Green Magpie.... I planted my toms quite early indoors then moved them out to the greenhouse as directed, they seem quite healthy and have loads of flowers but absolutely no signs of fruit, is this normal? they are also looking a bit leggy. Should I nip them at the top and should I be feeding them now or wait for the fruits to appear first?

Apologies for all my question but I will warn you all....theres plenty more to ask!!

A few random questions :)

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 11:43

Ok, bear with me, I'm new to all this!

Raspberries...I planted autumn and summer varieties (the man at the garden centre said I could) in Feb/March, should they resemble raspberries this year or is it a next year thing? at the moment they are still just canes with the summer ones having a teeny weeny bit of foliage, they did start to get leaves earlier on but they died.

Potatoes.....Is there a knack to digging them up as I keep stabbing them and do I wait for the flowers to die before I dig them up. I have dug one bush up, early on tuesday morning and was so excited to see my spuddies, I cooked them and ate them for breakfast!!! yum yum!!! (they were very tiny though)

Finally beans and peas.....think mine are way behind! the beans are still only about 4" high and the slugs have attacked them, some are literally a 2" stalk...I take it this is fatal and they won't grow now?? I did put pellets down yesterday although I know I should of done it sooner and my peas are around 10" high but still very spindly. Is everything normal or have I got a lot to learn

Think I'll leave it there for now.....could go on for hours!

Delphinium & Lupin

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 11:23

Mine need cutting too, all the flowers are gone and the foiliage is in a very bad state....drooping and slug eaten, should I cut it right down to ground level or not so severe. The pods have turned brown, can I take seeds from these??

Rhubarb Leaves

Posted: 04/07/2012 at 19:49

Thanks Guys,

Pleased I asked now!!

Rhubarb Leaves

Posted: 04/07/2012 at 19:08

Hi, I thought someone once told me that rhubarb leaves are poisonous, is this true or can I feed them to my chickens?

Drooping Cucumber Plants

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 22:21

Oh dear....I may have put mine out a tad early too, they were grown from seed indoors, repotted and put into greenhouse, seemed to be doing fine and were about 3' high with around 4 leaves on so put the best ones...9 into a raised bed about 2 weeks ago. They now seem to have gone backwards and I think they are being nibbled by an intruder.....Help meeeee please!!!

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