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To Fleece or Not To Fleece

Posted: Yesterday at 13:12 say

Fleece for peas for pea moth at flowering time

Pardon my ignorance but does that mean I chuck fleece over the peas when they begin flowering please

Thank you

Nematode Worms

Posted: Yesterday at 10:34

Watered in 10 million of the little blighters on 8 of my 14 foot by 4 foot beds last week

Hope to hear the sound of under soil chomping very soon !!

The beds have now had manure , FBB and worms so cant do any more

Strawberry Pots-What Size Please ?

Posted: Yesterday at 10:32

Planted all 15 yesterday and fleeced up for the night time


To Fleece or Not To Fleece

Posted: Yesterday at 10:11

Sowed as suggested in separate holes and my neighbour has given me some of his saved seeds from last year to sow normally so we can compare results

To Fleece or Not To Fleece

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 16:45

Thanks Verdun

Sometime ago you gave me advice on sowing carots and parsnips in a conical hole produced by using a ametal pipe which I am about to implement

? Does the sieved soil remain loose or does it become compacted

? Could I use compost and FBB in the holes

To Fleece or Not To Fleece

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 17:02

Forgetting frost which of these require fleece at the initial stage of growing to protect from pigeons etc




Spring Onions

Runner Beans

Thanks friends

Strawberry Pots-What Size Please ?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 13:26

Strawberries are fine in the ground as long as you weed them and use straw when the berries appear

Black plastic or membrane is fiddly and time consuming to apply

Its just that I have allocated ALL of my allotment and garden for other stuff

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 13:05

B & Q and buy a strimmer for about £80.00

Bosch Accutrim ( not the one with the wheels )  is the one I got and it will last about 15 minutes on one battery

You get a charger to plug in and you can buy packs of 20 replacement plastic blades

Perhaps you could share the cost with a neighbour

Good Strimming !!!!

plant ID please

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 11:13

looks like mint

hold it up to the screen and we can smell it !!!

Strawberry Pots-What Size Please ?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 11:03

Thanks Frank

I thought you were an engineer by the way you gave me brilliant instructions

No 2.............6 inches is the width.......what depth Frank

No 7.............I will research what to use for snails

Many thanks

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