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Best companion plant for Strawberry's?

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 11:01

Borage is very easy to grow so you should have not bother. 

Gardening and Chickens

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 15:27

Thanks HH, we have the chicks now.  They are living in our kitchen/dining area until old enough to go outside and as I'm writing one has just jumped out the trug and the other one has dropped her in it by squeaking away.  They are hilarious!  I've put some membrane down at the bottom of the garden and plan to cover it with a deep layer of coarse sand for scratching in.  This should keep their nails trim and stop them getting waterlogged on our clay soil.  Also got 10 meters of plastic mesh to make them temporary enclosures round the garden to stop them totally destroying one area.

Greenhouse watering

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 15:47

Also damp down your greenhouse on hot days by watering the floor.  This will mean the air is more humid, reducing water evaporating from plants.


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 07:38

You're welcome 


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 12:45

Either the size Blue Baron has them planted out or about 6 inches.  You can bury them deeper and they will make roots from the stem making them more stable.  I tend to dot them around rather than plant a bed or too close together, then if you do get a slug/snail attack they won't get them all.  I guess it depends on your temps and weather in your area at the moment of planting out though.  I am a bit Devil may care about these things! 


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 15:41

or even *sow!



Posted: 07/04/2014 at 22:09

I don't like to leave them until they're too big as the stems seem to be weaker and more likely to snap.  I just so plenty so when some are inevitably eaten I'm not not bothered.

European Spindle

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:02

Thanks Lisa.  I gave the bark a little scratch today and it was green underneath-yay!


Posted: 05/04/2014 at 14:43

Mine are planted out, they were outgrowing their pots.

Gardening and Chickens

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 14:42

I was on about my toddler being a pain not my husband, he's better trained! 

We already have jackdaws, crows and magpies that flick mulch and poo everywhere so a couple more birds won't make much difference. Definitely having two girls as we don't want to be antisocial.  The hybrid breed we're getting the girl chicks are a different colour so you can easily separate them as chicks.

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Gardening and Chickens

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European Spindle

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How to increase flowers/coverage 
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mulch query

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Talkback: Dunnocks

I tried clingfilm on the outside of the window but the blue tit just pulled it off! 
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Breeding Frogs

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Mulching with privet

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Ray of Hope

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Front Gardens & Evergreens

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Removing privet hedge

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Must have natives?

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Bird Identification

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Rogue hedge trimmer outrage!

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