Latest posts by marshmello

Cleaning pots or not

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 21:41

I have a black dustbin, the type we had before wheelie bins. It's filled with water and a good swig or 2 of jeyes fluid, I wash any pots/trays/cells that I'm going to use, then I soak them for 30mins. Taking no risks, I grow lots of plants. 

I say yes, you should.

Too late to plant more seeds?

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 10:41

Parsnips can still be resown.

Broccoli, maybe !

downy mildew

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 22:45

More likely powdery mildew, it gets my cucumbers every year but not for long though.

I found this recipe online and didn't believe it would work, but it does. Mix 50/50 water and ordinary cows milk together and pour into a sprayer. Spray the leaves. Repeat about 3 times. Does not keep, so mix a fresh batch each time.

I think the trick with this one is, spray at the first sign of an attack. And I haven't a clue why or how it works, but it does.

Product Recall - B&Q

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 22:29

If anyone has purchased a verve 42cm or 52cm propagator since December 2011. It must be returned to your nearest store for a full refund. During tests it has been found to overheat, therefore not safe to use.

I took mine back today !!

clik on the links below for further info...

Stay safe people !!

Ants - again!

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 18:41

A few years back I had ants nesting in my compost. I poured boiling hot water on to it - they never came back !!! lol

hanging baskets

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 13:31

Yes potteries phil, thats right. Once filled, if possible, do stand the basket on a steady surface for a week or two. This will allow the roots to anchor themselves into the fresh compost, before you hang it up.

hanging baskets

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 11:55

Wire or wicker ?


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Posted: 07/06/2012 at 11:27

When will "Edit" resume ? Highly annoying since it has stop working, like 20 years ago...

Basil leaf damage

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 11:24

To sum it up - it just doesn't like the cold, nor being rained upon.

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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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