Latest posts by MarkE1984

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Plant ID

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 17:33

Hi, can anyone help me identify the three plants/weeds in the photo please?




Posted: 19/05/2014 at 08:02

We have them in the semi-wooded area behind where we live, have heard the calls, but cant see it/them. They have come here 2 years in a row now. Hopefully recovering well now.

Bumble Bees

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 07:59

Im not sure they would kill them even if you called the council pest control, we had a wasps nest in our roof eaves last year and the pest controller said, they would only kill wasps and not bees. Not sure how correct this is.

What veg are you growing this year?

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 07:54

Wow, you lot are growing loads.

We have been a bit limited because this is the first year we are growing and our veg plot is very clsy based. However, attempting to grow:








Parsnips and carrots in big tubs

Tomatoes in grow bags

Cucumber in greenhouse

Runner Beans in pots

More experimental this year to see what will grow. Was advised potatoes help will clay bssed soil, so hope this is right as we have quite a few rows if them.

Leech looking thing in pond

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 08:01

Great, thanks Dave, i cleaned out the filter and put it back in the pond anyway.

Leech looking thing in pond

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 22:04

Hi, i found a leech in my pond, at least, it looked like a leech.

I wad wondering it it would be harmful to my goldfish?

Unfortunately i havent managed to get a pic, will try tomorrow if i can find it.

Thanks in advance.

clematis leaf problem

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 20:41

Slugs ate 2 of my clematus plants, luckily 1 is starting to recover. 2 other clematis plants havent been touched. Do they avoid certain types? one of the ones that hasnt been touched is in the same place as the ones that have been eaten. Maybe just luck so far.

I have MOLES !!

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 08:05

Not sure if it works but someone once told me that if you put one of those childs beach windmills into the soil it scares tuem off. I guess its due to the vibrations, again not sure it works.

How to take cuttings from a Lavender Stoechas?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 07:20

Hi Catie, i also tried cuttings from my lavender last year but they didnt take, as chicky said, its probably worth trying in a propogator. I instead bought a decent sized plant from B&Q fairly cheaply, but i might try a few more cuttings in a propogator this year.

Insect Garden

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 08:11

I put a load of wooden logs around my compost bin last year and it seems to be insect heaven this year. I have found lavender attracts lots if bumble bees, although i have 2 verieties, only one seems to attract the bees (might be because of the oocation).

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Plant ID

Plant ID 
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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 18:26

Leech looking thing in pond

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Last Post: 18/05/2014 at 08:01

Clay Soil

How to improve clay soil? 
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Last Post: 26/08/2017 at 15:06

Carrots, Parsnips - Manure?

Is it a myth that carrots / parsnips wont grow in manured soil? 
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Last Post: 07/03/2014 at 21:20
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