Latest posts by marshmello

Small Wildlife pond

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 20:31

It's not about putting people off. It's about knowing all the facts, regardless to whether we want to hear them. You don't go and buy/ build something with only the  positives in mind, do you ? I have 20 years experience with ponds and 10 years in gardening and in that time I've encountered many problems, which can happen regardless of size. Perhaps I should take my advice somewhere else, where it will be appreciated.

If people don't like friendly advice or someone's opinion, why post. Not like we are children and can't have a sensible discussion about what can go wrong.

Never encountered this before, how bizarre. Might look for another forum, NOT !! hahah


Best feed for fruit

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 13:10

here's some good links with lots of info

 ^ Top link - trees.

 ^ This link - soft fruit.  Just click on the individual fruit in the bottom list and it will bring up more about that fruit's needs.

Hope this helps.

Cordyline Australis - Brown Yellow Leaves :(

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 13:04

Sounds like cold to me - their hardy down to -5 C or so. Probably be fine once the warmer weather kicks in - keep it protected for a few more weeks.

Is this weeding?

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 12:53

No, it's not weeding but you should have been around for his first visit. Fault lies with both parties really.

I'm guessing no contracts outlining what was required of him to do were drawn up ? Not alot legally can be done but you could always enquire - trading standards or CAB maybe able to help.

Other than asking him to put right, some of the wrong he's caused at his own expense and hope he doesn't start playing stupid games, like - prove it.

Good luck !!

Oh, and 'professional my a** '.

basil, chives and parsley

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 20:58

I have a few tips.

You will get big plants from your Parsley seeds when sown individually. However, not with basil or chives. For your chives sow a real good pinch over the whole surface in that pot - chives grow like grass, single strands so don't spread. As they grow on you can simply divide if you feel it is a little crowd. For your basil sow a little less than the chives. Also, basil do not like the cold - grow on in a greenhouse or a sun trap within your garden.

First day of spring

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 16:52

It's March the 20th actually.  Not the 1st or the 21st.

Last years grass seed

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 09:33

Try it - you got nowt to lose. I'd wait until spring really is here though.


The Return of Gardeners World-8th March

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 09:19

Nice one !

Failed Garlic?

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 09:19

I always plant spring garlic along side my onions. They may be slightly smaller than those bought in the shops but its still perfectly edible.

Try spring garlic and get it in the ground now,  it needs a short blast of cold weather. I also keep the soil moist until shoots appear than I keep the area from drying out, from then on until harvest in late summer or when shoots start to die back.

Ants in compost

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 09:11

You will need to add some water to that compost bin, for the action of rotting to restart the contents need to be moist and damp. You cannot make compost with dry ingredients. This will also move the ants along, they don't like being wet.


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