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beetroot - What's wrong

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 13:57

My carrots and spring onions did not appear. Beetroot was from a second attempt at getting a crop - sowd them in modules first and seemed to have worked

Newts

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 13:47

Hi

Unfortunately my cluster of newts have gone. (cluster sounded like a good collective noun for them) I went out armed with camera etc but I guess I disturbed them too much when i found them. Near the area I was clearing is a wood pile and some old shelving. They could well have gone ther so I am not doing anything to that patch.

I did learn that when you touch them it is best to have damp hands

What a great photo

beetroot - What's wrong

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 11:11

Thanks for

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/11526.jpg?width=274&height=350&mode=max

 

your help. Cut it the opposite way and it seems to match the above picture,

beetroot - What's wrong

Posted: 08/09/2012 at 18:10

Just cut into this beetroot for a BBQ tonight and thought - Not normal - seed was Boltardy and so far non of others are showing this. Is it a virus? Something else?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/11514.jpg?width=274&height=350&mode=max

 I haven't put a photo on forum before. Surprised how easy it was

Compost

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 15:45

Hi

Acer need ericaceous.

As for compost look on the forum topics here and it will be well, confusing, but helpful

Can anyone recommend a good make of greenhouse pls?

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 11:03

Oh and we put it up with help of 2 next door neighbours. Tricky if you are not diy enthusiats

Can anyone recommend a good make of greenhouse pls?

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 11:01

Bought my greenhouse from Greenhouse People.co.ukand had it delivered last year. It's the one they call Hercules 8x10 - self opening roof vents (2), 2 louvres, hangigng basket rail, guttering and down pipe all included. Think its about £ 1000 now but if you went to a show - I went to Malvern Autumn - I got  a really good deal.

They will also store it until you are ready for it

Good after sales service too. My housing (cheap) collapsed and broke one of the louvres - recevied replacement within 3 days

I have my greenhouse on a solid concrtete block - not ideal but my ancient previous one in a previous home had a path down the middle and i found it very unsatisfactory for what I wanted todo.

LOVE MY GREENHOUSE NOW

Newts

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 10:30

Thanks for web site -no pictures though- however went onto Google images and found they are smooth or common newts. Handle with damp hands. still don't know why they were in my garden - no water. Still we have had rather a damp summer. Now going out to dampen area as disturbance yesterday before i found them has left their plastic a bit exposed.

Newts

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 21:30

i have already posted this on thread 'Brambles' however I do need help.

When clearing an area of garden to prepare a rhubarb bed I moved some builders blue plastic sheet and, as well as a couple of large slugs, found 4, maybe 6, newts underneath it. As they will need to be rehomed I need to know how to attempt this and the best area to put them in. There is no water in the garden or in neighbouring ones. I am a novice with this sort of creature

Help - Massive Bramble problem

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 13:10

We had same problem and sorted it by cutting down all brambles and other overgrown stuff with a powerful hedge trimmer - the bonfire burnt for 4 days - and then digging over an area at a time deeply. and havingmore bonfires. Some areas I sprayed with Roundup plus but have found roots still need to be dug.Ihn fact our bonfires became a joke with our neighbours! 

We then kept them cut dwon in areas we were not working on and have slowly beaten the stuff. In the cultivated areas we still have weak brambles but are easily sorted. You do have to keep going over what has been dug.

21/2 years on we still have areas to 'un-bramble' in fact I have started on the last bad area today.

I don't think there is a quick fix really, just hard and persistant work.

Now in the area started today i have found a few (4) newts under some builders plastic. Replaced plastic for now but does anyone out there in garden land know where I can put them without harm, blue builders plastic is right where new rhubarb bed will go

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