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Ditch bushes

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 11:07

The police recommended that we grew Berberis around our oil tank, they grew very quickly and very prickly, nice flowers then berries. The bees seem to like it and it's a nice red colour. . 

basic-secateur-information

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 00:20

I can't imagine any shop, garden centre, online retail, letting you remove them from the bubble wrap,, a job in itself, then cutting a stout stem, Oh! Don't like those, let's put them back, I don't think so. 


Ive just bought a pair from Amazon with a roll handle, good for arthritic hands. 

How to dry sea holly

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 11:24

You may like to leave a flower head on, it self seeds very easily, they look nice in groups rather than just one plant. 

Plastic compost bin

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 11:22

That's a great idea, you need two, one to add fresh stuff to, then when it's nearly full, turn it into the other one, keep it forked over a bit, that will let air in and rats out, when the second one is is ready you can store it in the black plastic one, when you need that again for storing, shovel it into compost bags and keep somewhere out of the way. 


Its a good idea to put a close mesh chicken wire on the ground first, that stops burrowing rodents. 


Have you got some old carpet to use as a lid, it will get much warmer then.

Last edited: 04 July 2017 11:23:26

Need ideas/advice

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 13:43

Bumping up to the front page for you, I'd love to answer but just haven't got the time today. 🙂

Disappointments....

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 00:06

I was very dissapointed with Tithonia seeds, I grow thousands of seeds every year, would these grow for me, would they hell, they all germinated, got to the pricking out stage, then to the potting on stage, then one after the other died. 


Maybe they don't like being potted on, i don't know, never have seed growing disasters. 

Badgers?

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 00:00

I can't see photos, but you'd know if it was badgers, your garden would look like you've just dug it over ready for spud planting, their holes are about a 30 cms across or even bigger, there's loads of them around here, they pull a tremendous amount of bank soil out into the road with their digging.

Planning ahead

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 14:59

I still it too late to start those onions off as seeds? 

Tree/bush identification

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 11:58

I love the smell of it,  It reminds me of when we lived in London and every house had it for a front hedge.


Don't see it so much down here but I've grown a hedge of it just to screen of the area of garden that  has become a bit of dumping ground. 

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