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Greenhouse book

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 10:59

I use The Vegetable Expert. What can change, a bean is a bean whether it was then or now.

The very best one for me which I have found invaluable is the Garden Expert, which has all the info on compost making, fertilizers, what veg, flowers, lawns etc need what.

These little books are essential for the first time gardener, (or even expert gardeners).

I wonder if the covers change, I havent seen them for ages but this one of mine looks very old fashioned!


Making a wildlife pond

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 11:59

Ou garden is slopeyand we have a lot of rain, being on the edge of Dartmoor, the pond liner is sited at the bottom of the slope so all the water drains down there, the liner hadnt lifted yet, hopefully wont, I can understand the fibreglass ones lifting though, like a boat. 


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 11:47

Probably voles. Our garden is pickled with small holes, about an inch diameter.

Rats take the same run every night, the soil around will look smooth, their bellys almost polish it, and usually there will be a smattering of displaced soil. my OH is an expert rat trapper. He tracks the run, then either puts down bait or trap.

.If you choose to use bait, the only one that really works now and quickly is Neosorexa. They have become immune to most others.

Big Onions

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 11:36

I have never grown giant ones, I will sow Bedfordshire Champion beginning of March.

Like Baza, I wouldnt want to show, just use to cook with. I did try sets last year as well as seeds, even though dad said seeds are best, and of course, he was right again, why dont I listen!

Birdfood = worms = MOLES!

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 11:21
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Wikipedia says that moles will also eat 'a variety of nuts' - that might be your answer.

They will be well fed if they come to our house Dove, more than a few nuts here 

They are starting activity here, but they wont last long!

Is it OK to jet-wash a patio in Winter?

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 12:23

No point in doing it now, there will be a lot more cold damp weather, it will be green again by April.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 12:21

Pam and Kim, I do have a few left. Please PM me with your address's

Archie, seeds arrived safe today thank you so much.

The postman has just taken yours and the Derbyducks.


Posted: 02/02/2015 at 12:02

Have you had snow down there Verdun?

OH's bus. partner phoned to say dont come in as Launceston was having blizzards and it had settled. 

Battery Powered Lawn Mowers

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 11:57

What size cut are those battery mowers please?

I have a Wolf(I think) cordless strimmer, wont do the edges of the garden in one go, then not very good, cost well over £100.00 so I am put off by battery toys.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 23:52

Hostafan, tried to pm you, you switched off?

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conflicting info.

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Plant ID please

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would anyone know what this is please.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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This is what happens when.....

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