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Talkback: Enjoy strawberries all summer

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 19:36

Try a few organic slug pellets

crop protection

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 19:32

I have used something similar, butterfly netting from Amazon, I made a big walk in frame, it worked perfectly, but you do need to pin down the edges well the little watsits will get in the smallest gaps.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 11:53
Berghill wrote (see)

Still quite a bit of colour for November.

That is absolutely fantastic, I have never seen a garden as beautiful and interesting as yours, I have bookmarked you blog pages, I am going to spend the evening being nosey and walking around. 

You are one marvelous gardener, I am stunned by the beauty and work that you have put into that.

And cats as well!

If I could get mine just a fraction like that I would be happy.

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 20:49

Dream on Tootles. My OH is a stomemason, a cremation tablet would you cost you that.   a headstone double that. Cornish granite is like gold dust..If you can buy stone from India or China, it will be far less than English stone, its cheaper to import from there than here! Sad about the air miles but they do buy them in unless someone specifies Cornish or Darmoor.


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 20:36

In March, I get a seed tray with some compost and just lay the corms on top, burying them slightly, about half way up the corm, I am fortunate to have a warmish conservatory, but you can put them on a window sill.

Keep fairly dry then when they show shoots let them grow to about 2inches then pot them into 6/7 inch pots. Gradually harden off before planting out. I dont ever put mine out, they stay in the conservatory.

That is only because its always wet and windy where I live.

Oh and they do benifit by a weekly feed of Tomorite or similar to promote more flowers.

Hidden treasures.

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 20:23

Is it a cookery book Philippa?

Hidden treasures.

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 12:09

And dont forget, Mike is writing a book!

horticultural society

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 14:54

Billie, there are loads of tried and tested seeds on the seed swap thread. You could sell those in the Spring to boost funds for next Christmas Fayre. 

Sparrowhawk dilemma

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 11:22

Leave the sparrowhawk alone!! Who has said otherwise, living very close to Dartmoor I am well aware of animal instincts, as I expect are most people on here, we have all watched Attenborough.. I dont think there are too many 'soft in the head' people here either

No one has said here that they will persecute the bird, I am definitely not of the 'fluffy bunny'brigade, in fact, 

far from it. I just dont like to see birds taking young from the nests and ripping them apart. 

Monty don new series

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 10:48

I love Monty but wont be watching any of this series. I am so fed up with the BBC putting on progs with general public as stars. They do it because its cheap, they only have to pay one star. There are just too many of these, boot fares, cooking, house moving, quiz shows. 

If people want to buy a ready made garden, thats up to them, I prefer to grow my own, much more satisfaction.

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This is what happens when.....

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