Latest posts by marshmello

green beetles on my cauli

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 10:05                  A gallery of shield bugs - as you can see they come in more than 1 colour.


Grass solutions

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 10:41

Unless you live on the dark side of the moon, why do you need such an item ? or items ?

Strawberry Plants and Fruit bushes - weed control

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 17:56

In my experience, gravel is useless for detering cats from using the area as a toilet. In fact, it makes the problem worse.

I've had many problems with my strawberry beds this year and next year I've decided to plant them in vertical planters - a bit like a living wall in design but on a smaller scale.

What's loving all this rain?

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 16:20

Non of my plants are loving this rain, they have been eaten by the armies of slugs and snails.

The dreaded marestail- how do I get rid?

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 09:00

Don't think you can get rid of them completely - I'm still battling after 8 years. All you can do is control the infestion.

Gardeners world weather

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 08:53

We've built our own josie williams - get the tools out, now. 

Advice on repotting my tomato plants please.

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 08:50

I do the same as Lilylouise. However, I think you will struggle to get much fruit to ripen before the cold sets in.  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 18:13

Torrential rain,  thunder and lighting - for about an hour now.

what to do with overgrown patch

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 16:30

I dig my massive plot over twice a year and hoe weeds off every week - spring to autumn. Your problem is that once you've dug it , your leaving it and letting the weeds build up again.

Me personally would strip the top layer of weeds off with a spade. Cover the whole lot with weed membrane, not purchased from the pound shop, can I just say. But the real 'I am' horticultural membrane. Then build your self some nice raised boxes, they don't have to be 20ft tall, the height of a plank is sufficent and fill them with a nice mixture of soil/compost. Of course, if you want them 20ft tall thats your prerogative.

A lot less hassle then having to keep turning and improving heavy clay soil - I give up with me mams. The gravel went back down and flower pots were rearranged - nightmare !!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 22:39

Like thunder here and its nearly time for dreeeeam....

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Product Recall - B&Q

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Whats the secret to beautiful hanging baskets ?

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Living walls

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Moving lily bulbs

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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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