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Building New Raised Bed

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 11:29

I have some scaffold boards that I will cut up to create a raised bed 6" x 6" by 18" high

and I will use black membrane  to form a barrier at the bottom to stop weeds

? What should I fill it with and why and to what height please


Manure-Lime-BFB-Gypsum-Green manure

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 11:25


Your opinion is valued and very helpful and full of ideas new to me 

Thank You

Fruit Growing On Potatoe Stalks

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 11:20

No children " apart from me "

I had a squirrel at the bottom of the garden about a year ago that was very persistent in trying to steal the bird seed from a feeder

Perhaps he tried one and lost interest

Fruit Growing On Potatoe Stalks

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 10:09

I have found about 10 of these tomato like fruits on the soil near some potato plants that I have left too long in the ground

They look like they have been collected together

? Do we think Mr Squirrel has been at work and was going to bury them

Manure-Lime-BFB-Gypsum-Green manure

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 13:09

Thanks Bob...........I thought perhaps I had asked Stupid Question No 12 !!

Ponds - When to Clean it Out

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 12:49

I have a pond at home with mature yellow irises and it has been in situ for @ 11 years .........6 foot by 3 foot 

? When is the best time in the  season to take out the plants , reduce them , clean it and restock

There are still some tiny froglets in the grass on the lawn

Advice please friends

Manure-Lime-BFB-Gypsum-Green manure

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 12:46

165 Views but no Opinions !!!!

Manure-Lime-BFB-Gypsum-Green manure

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 13:23

This November I will have been working my plot for 4 years and I have added the following in different areas and over different periods

My question is in general terms when does the value or effect of these different additions to the soil finish

Blood Bone Fish 




Green manure...Phaecelia

I am planning out the 3 parts of the plot to enable sensible rotation and obviously some of the plants I want to grow wil / wont benefit from the addition of the above

? Does anyone have any experience / advice on what needs to be replenished etc

Himalayan Honeysuckle

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 16:35

You can grow from seed

I have 5 on my allotment and they are now forming a good wind break

They have grown to 4 foot in 3 seasons


Talkback: Rust

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 12:19

Got rust on garlic and broad beans that are close together

Discussions started by NewBoy2

Coriander Seeds - How Many is Thinly ?

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Last Post: 11/09/2015 at 15:46

Herbs - Pots or In The Soil

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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 16:20

When to stop picking rhubarb

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Last Post: 04/09/2015 at 21:57

Growing On Shallots & Garlic

Replies: 4    Views: 201
Last Post: 31/08/2015 at 22:53

Building New Raised Bed

What to fill it with 
Replies: 12    Views: 447
Last Post: 11/09/2015 at 15:15

Fruit Growing On Potatoe Stalks

Replies: 4    Views: 220
Last Post: 31/08/2015 at 21:11

Ponds - When to Clean it Out

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Last Post: 29/08/2015 at 10:36

Manure-Lime-BFB-Gypsum-Green manure

When does the value run out 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 11:53

When to Harvest Spuds

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Last Post: 02/07/2015 at 13:05

Runner and French Beans - too late to sow

Replies: 1    Views: 167
Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 14:42

Cuca Melon Cucumber

Replies: 2    Views: 153
Last Post: 26/06/2015 at 19:35

Standing Pots in Water in a Tray

Replies: 8    Views: 431
Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 19:35

Sweet Potatoes

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Last Post: 02/06/2015 at 19:17


To net or Not to net 
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Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 11:48


Saving bulbs to grow next year 
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Last Post: 01/06/2015 at 14:12
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