NewBoy2


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Garlic

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 09:25

This is my experience of growing garlic


Originally I bought some from an online supplier and they were OK


In my 2nd year I bought some from them again and some from my local fruit and veg shop and they both grew OK


I pulled all my garlic some 2 months ago and I will have fresh garlic for another 5 months 


I have not investigated whether fertiliser is needed or whether it would make bigger or better cloves


? Was the fertiliser just some local fertiliser from a farm or the IOW shop or was it from a mass produced source that trys to maximise its sales


Over to you

Perenial Bee Attracting Plants

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 18:33

Thanks all


I will separately investigate all and make a choice

Garlic

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 14:40

DiSteve


? May I very politely ask why you want fertiliser for garlic

Perenial Bee Attracting Plants

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 14:24

Friends


I want to plant a permanent 12 inch wide border down the side of my 14 yard long plot on the allotment


I would like to have the best chance of giving the bees / butterflies / other insects a good food supply for as MANY MONTHS as possible


I have some lavender cuttings that will be ready soon and I intend to plant 5 at regular intervals. 


? What can go in between


I realise this is a very difficult challenge but sitting against my shed with bees buzzing past me this Summer was very enjoyable so I wish to have more of them in 2017

Cutting Back Strawbs - Monty

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 18:44

FG


Im very good at taking results and then .........where did I put them ??  

Cutting Back Strawbs - Monty

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 10:55

I have picked the flowers off the plants about 8 days ago and some new ones have appeared


I will pick 80% of these off and just for an experiment let the other 20% truck on


Thanks friends

Smellie Shrubs & Plants Please

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 11:20

Purchased the following


Tactile Plants


Stachys Byzantina...........Lambs Tongue


Scented Plants


Choisya Ternata........Mexican Orange Blossom


Rosmarinus Officinalis....Spice Island


Lavender


Tashkent Mint


Climbing & Scented Plants


Trachelospermum      Jasminoides


Visual Plants


Miscanthus Sinensis Zebrinus


Zebra Grass


Cardoon


Bee Plants


Borage


I am not saying "How well I did " but hopefully you may be interested in how the Patients Garden is progressing 


Hope to settle them in asap

Cutting Back Strawbs - Monty

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 11:12

A few weeks ago MD suggested we should clear away the straw and take shears to the strawberry plants which I did


Within a week they had started to produce new shoots and now have flowers which MAY result in berries


? Should I leave them to bloom OR shear them again


I beleive that the theory is that we need the plants energy to stay in it to give it a good start for next season but that is some 7 months away


Thoughts please friends and also the reason why please as I am keen to learn


" Give a man a fish etc "

Smellie Shrubs & Plants Please

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 17:31

Thanks all


I have copied all your suggestions onto a new invention.......a piece of paper.....and Im heading for the local GC this week to start the research of whats available


This is hopefully a medium term project to benefit the patients

Lawn mower advice

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 17:26

Verdun


Words of wisdom


This is a story in itself why I dont have a lawn mower


I had a shed with a rat under it


I moved the shed and the rat moved as well


I gave the shed to my Community garden for storage


The rat disappeared


Now I have no where to store a mower apart from my conservatory which is really part of the house


Its a bit like there was an old lady etc etc

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