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Buying Worms

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 18:21

Thanks usual a    Helpful    Post

Buying Worms

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 18:09

I know how to improve soil but I was asking for reasons to and not to add new worms

What experience have you had re worms

And what does THFC mean

Buying Worms

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 18:03

I have just dug over a bed in an old greenhouse and it has only 4 worms in the entire area. 6 x 12 foot

I am aware that I did not find all of the worms as some of them were hiding !!!!

Can I buy worms to add to the soil

Views and comments please chums.

Auto watering Systems

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 17:56

I am working in a 30 yard long greenhouse with 2 beds in it

Apparently last seaon people had to start watering at about 5.00am through the Summer

The water pressure is low

Does anyone have a suggestion of how we can use an automatic system to allow us to fill up a tank and let the water drip out of hoses 

Anu other system would be appreciated

We can afford to spend the trusts money to get a "reliable and sturdy " system that will operate for years to come

Website addresses would be appreciated

First garden - some novice questions

Posted: 03/01/2018 at 16:57

A couple of sights I use if you are going to grow stuff to eat

Lets us know your progress Robin

First garden - some novice questions

Posted: 03/01/2018 at 16:50


raisingirls advice is of great benefit to a newbie

My questions are more basic and for you to think through so you can set your first  5 year plan

1.Is the garden/s just for looking at and sitting in

2.Do you want to eat some of what you grow

3.Is it just you working on it

4.How much time per week can you give to the project EVERY WEEK

5.Whats your budget for tools and plants

6.Do you have "naughty dogs "that may move some of your plants

There are many roads I can chose to get to London and i will get there eventually but chosing the best route is important

We are all here to help once you know what your aims are

Last edited: 03 January 2018 16:52:29

Raspberries - Summer or Autumn

Posted: 03/01/2018 at 16:42

I have just been given a patch of soil which contains some canes and neither the owner nor I know if they are S or A fruiting

The plants have 5 or 6 medium brown canes per plant and are about 3 foot tall

Advice please friends


Posted: 02/01/2018 at 16:07

Just dug over a bit of the back garden and I could hear a Robin in next doors apple tree belting out its song. Just wonderful .I stood looking at him and he looked at me for about 5 minutes with no fear

It was singing to its mate over on the allotment but I do imagine its talking to me

"Oi...where are my worms "    "Come on The Wife is hungry " " Dig quicker please "

I once was digging with a fork and was just about to place my foot onto the fork when I noticed a Robin sat on it. There cant be a more friendly and bold creature in the UK.

I feel very sorry for people who spend their after work time in a darkened room watching a computer screen 

Just Planted Some More Garlic

Posted: 02/01/2018 at 15:28

Yes I now its Jan 2nd but I bought some garlic that was starting to show 2 inch green shoots

I have just put them into some soil that has horse manure dug in  and with some fleece to keep them warm

It will be interesting to see how they perform against the ones I planted in Oct , Nov , and Dec

New Acer for Small garden

Posted: 23/12/2017 at 14:34

I laid some horse manure on top of the soil where I am going to plant the acer BEFORE I decided to plant it

? Should i scrape the manure off or leave it to be taken down by the worms

? If I leave it does it matter when i plant after its all disappeared

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Buying Worms

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Auto watering Systems

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Raspberries - Summer or Autumn

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Just Planted Some More Garlic

Happy New Year 
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New Acer for Small garden

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Naked Rose

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Putting My Plot To bed

Plastic Coverings 
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Wood Shavings in Manure

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Ponds & Metal Grids

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Bare Soil & What to Sow Now

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Smoking Nettles ??

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Horse Manure

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Back Lawn to Wildflower Patch

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Cannomois Virgatum

Growing from seed 
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