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Moonlit Hare

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Posted: 22/05/2012 at 20:19

We have a beast on the side of our wall and the trunk at the base is about 10 inches thick at least! the problem is we have sparrows and thrush nesting in there so we need to wait for the chicks to leave

We've hacked out a chunk at the base which has slowed the growth big time and them we're going to cover the exposed bits with jays fluid in the hope it will kill off the root too... we've no other plants near by. and then finally we're going to have a bbq and invite all the friends and family around to help us pull it down!

Caster "tree"

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 19:28

Sorrt forgot to add it's in a sheltered spot but gets morning sun south facing against 2 walls and is about 7ft (ish) tall

Caster "tree"

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 19:27

We've inherited a caster tree which when we moved in was quite healthy, it's fruited, much to Bob the Blackbirds delight. However it now seems to be turning from a beautiful glossy green to dayglow yellow and shedding it's leaves.... is this normal?

New gardener new raised bed

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 09:29

Yes.... thats the sort of thing my dog would do!

Which Witch Hazel!

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 16:43

Hi there, I was looking for some recomendations, I've had a look on the plant finder and the one I really like is the Orange Peel one!

I'm a bit worried it might grow too much. does anyone know of any "dwarf" or at least smaller varitites, Orange peel can grow up to 4m or alternatively does anyone know if thhey are easy to keep in check?

New gardener new raised bed

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 15:02

Hi Sinevegas,

Don't get disheartened, I'm a born again gardener (I had no garden of my own for nearly 5 years.... long story!) but this is the 1st year I've grown any veg, everything was a bit late going in because of when we moved. We're on caly and we've had the same problem with the slugs and they wiped out my beetroot so I replanted and they are doing ok this time. I do confess to Organic slug pellets on the cells to give them a head start.

I've got containers which aren't very big, (old recycling boxes that have a bit of a crack in the bottom but don't tell the council!) with carrots just popping through, thought the depth might stop the carrot fly but we'll see! and we've just got some cheap clingfilm to go over them and stuck a couple of holes in in case it rains so it doesnt get weighted down. then we just roll it back on the roll when we're done.... ok sometimes we chuck it if its really squished up!

one thing I do know is that it feels great when you raise anything from seed, I've done herbs before, it's good for your soul!

Choosing a greenhouse

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 14:22

I miss my greenhouse, I've decided because we aren't going away on holiday this year I'm going to save up and treat myself for birthday and christmas

Hope MandyB will let us have a sneeky peep when she's up and running!

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 11:23

They might just be using it to get poor unsuspecting people who trust their quality into the sort so they can woo them with products they are making a good margin on.... or  again I could just be an old cynic!

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 15:47

Wow is there anyway to link this to B+Q customer service? with so many of us agreeing and so many reading it might make someone there actually stop and think for a minute about quality over pricing, because lets face it that's what this will boil down to..... or am I just a cynic!


Posted: 15/05/2012 at 17:13

Beer traps seemed to work for my grandad, some people poopoo them but they dont cost a lot and they are easy to keep on top of.

Dig in an old marg tub or jam jar and fill up about a third of the way up with the cheapest beer you can find.. We found bitter from the slop trays at the loacl pub where best, they where chucking it down the sink at the end of the night so we just used to ask them to save it for us in a tub. It didn't matter about it being sat around all day because the slugs and snails seemed to like it more.

The other thing he used was cut oranges, they would collect on the flesh side and eat the orange and then he'd just kill them off. but it was easier that going around the garden with a torch looking for them. If I remember rightly they would hide under the skins during the day if you left them flat side down.

Discussions started by Moonlit Hare


early volenteers 
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Seaweed Feed

Home made! 
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Compost bins

You advice and experience please 
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Last Post: 26/06/2013 at 12:12

A Laurel Hedge no more!

Well except for the stumps that is! 
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Last Post: 17/04/2013 at 05:20

Peoney & Delia

Can I get away with pots for now? 
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The weather

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From Seed! 
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Last Post: 25/03/2013 at 13:40

Seeds from abroad

ok to import? 
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Last Post: 25/01/2013 at 16:55

new site

loads of ideas 
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Last Post: 30/12/2012 at 16:31

Pride before a fall!

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any advice on varity? 
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geraniums (spelling?)

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Is it just me? 
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Sickly Child! 
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