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Posted: 20/10/2014 at 18:51
Thanks for all your comments.
I try to keep a good mix of stuff but think I may have added too much grass at once . Will add some more shredded paper and scrunched up newspaper


Posted: 19/10/2014 at 19:12
why are the worms trying to escape from my compost bin? The last couple of times I have opened the lid to put stuff in the worms have been clustered around the top and on the lid. I keep it well mixed and cannot understand what the problem might be Can anybody help?

Plant ID

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 19:12
Yes definitely Nicandra

Plant Id, please.

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 20:39
`d say mahonia too. I have a similar one but don`t know the full name.

It doesn` get too big either

Growing tomatoe's indoors

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 15:51
last year i tried growing tomatoes in my front porch which is south facing and all glass on that side, but they became really spindly so I transferred them to the garden. You really need a green house with allround light.

tree stump

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 15:52
Does anybody have a tried and tested way of getting rid of a tree stump and its roots? In my new garden is a stump which has been cut at ground level and is shooting out again. It looks like an arbutus which is much too big for this garden. I also want to plant something else there.

pruning a pear tree

Posted: 27/07/2012 at 20:03
I have inherited pear tree {not full size} which is about 2 or 3 years old. it had lots of blossom and pears formed but were lost in the winds we had earlier. it has put on alot of growth and is very leafy. I am dying to prune it but not sure when to or how. What should i aim for when pruning

Lily beetle

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 20:17
I was given the following recipe for a garlic wash for hostas. guess it wouild do the same for lillies
Crush 2 bulbs of garlic and steam or boil in 2 pints of water for a few minutes until blanched. Strain and top up to 2 pints,
Leave to cool and when ready to use, mix a tablespoon in a gallon of water and
spray on leaves in late afternoon in dry weather.
This will need repeating avery 2 weeks
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