Latest posts by marshmello

potato flies

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 19:11

You are earthing up..aren't you ? Potatoes grow up not down.

I've worked in a chippy and you only get flies around potatoes when there are starting to go off or rot. No need to spray potatoes with anything, well I never have.

I keep potatoes moist.

Brassica collars

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 18:46


Weeds in gravel garden

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 18:40

Vinegars a waste of time, tried it and it kills nowt. 

Strawberry Mata

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 18:31

I use straw, get the odd casualty...but hey ho.

Water lilies

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 18:30

Depends on the variety, of course.

Weeds in gravel garden

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 09:37

When buying membrane, buy the quality stuff. Not that cheap rubbish from pound shops, wilkos etc that only lasts a year. I've had mine 5yrs now and it's still perfect; with only the odd weed pushing through.

It's pricey.....but worth every penny.

Problem with my Acers

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 18:43

Things like - lack of water, located in a windy icy place, scorching sun, frost pocket can cause this to happen.

Is ivy a good thing or a bad thing?

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 09:19

Ivy can damage brickwork and leave unsightly marks when removed. I'd keep it in check.

grapevine problem

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 22:26

The white powdery substance you mention on the leaves is probably white powdery mildrew. 


Posted: 18/05/2013 at 21:28

You can, but the leaves will probably turn purple/red then die. Best to sow thinly or in paper tubes, not toilet rolls though because they don't break down and can turn fungal or slimy - put me right off when it came time to eat them. 

If direct sowing, I find that by putting a clear flattened out bag over the top aids germination - keeps the moisture better.  Same with parsnips.

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A Compost recipe !!

The recipe for making the perfect compost 
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Compost, they reckon !!!

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