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Creosote

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 16:17

creosote is banned and you cant buy it any more[not the real thing anyway] . It might be old stock they were using up from the shed or it could be the new stuff they make which has all the hamful stuff taken out but smells just as bad they probably haven,t done anything wrong . Hope this helps.

Potato planting

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 14:07

Thompson and Morgan have got an offer on potatoes i ordered some for delivery in January. They also have a seed offer buy 3 packs for £1.49 each get one free. And free delivery. I am going to plant a wild garden around my orchard and after watching Monty Don last week i found out how to do it you need to start with Yellow Rattle as it suppresses the grass and allows the wild flowers to thrive. i got this from Emorsgate seeds only £5.20 for 13 grams free delivery over £5.00. this has to be planted now as it needs the winter cold to start it off. there is also quite a lot of prep before hand to create bare patches in the grass to sow onto . I success as it will help with the pollination of my fruit trees and encourage more wildlife.

Potato planting

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 11:46

i know people who put potatoes in bags for xmas about two months ago . Pound land have not got any at the moment probably back in the spring . i had some in the greenhouse in the ground the last two years but got good results from the bags and old planters this year. i even got some out of the greenhouse (quite a lot actually) from spuds i missed digging up last year.

Potato planting

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 08:49

you can get potato bags from pound land and they are quite good. you dont have to bother about crop rotation either. no digging just pour into wheelbarrow and sort then use the soil/ peat mixed with new for planters ect. and you can use potato fertilzer. 

Compost BIN or TUMBLER

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 10:18

I would not put it near the house , as compost bins do tend to attract rodents.You should also put some wire mesh underneath it, if it is on soil to help stop them digging under it.It should also {i think} be placed in a sunny location to help speed up the process. .

 

Best regards

Michael

Potato blight

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 13:14

got it too i think its blight as it has also occurred in my container potatoes but not the ones in my greenhouse.

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