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Posted: 06/06/2015 at 16:08

kar wales

Completely agree with everything in your post

Standing Pots in Water in a Tray

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 12:49

I have some potted plants with a 5 inch diameter standing in a large tray with a 2 inch depth

? What are the advantages and/or disadvantages in standing the pots in a depth of water

? If I do this so the plants can "drink " do I need to water from above as well


Posted: 06/06/2015 at 12:41



Dont you realise how lucky and priveledged you are to have a BB nest in your garden

Edds comments are as usual spot on but without wishing your child pain if she/he gets just one sting would that be so bad in the overall picture

BB s are part of the world we all live in and are vital to what you and I eat.

They provide Natural Food and not the killer plastic food from supermatkets



Posted: 05/06/2015 at 10:51


The sparrows stripped 4 tall chard plants last week


Posted: 03/06/2015 at 14:30

Got 2 plastic bottles upturned on sticks about 12 inches off the soil down the middle of the plot  to make it look like a tend / marquee with lots of pegs 

? If pigeons get trapped do I release them or eat them.........just joking !!


The dangers of gardening

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 17:32


Stay off the chems and get some professional manipulation......personal experience


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 17:30

Just netted them all and saw a "troop " of  squirrels slope off

Thanks All

Sweet Potatoes

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 14:51

I have received 5 slips and put them in pots for the next 3 weeks and will acclimatise them as instructed

? How far apart do I plant them as the sender gave no instructions

The dangers of gardening

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 14:48

I love children but I can only eat one a day !!

There were three lads running down my grass path between plots and as we all know there are bamboos sticking up and I explained the dangers by asking them to push a stick into the palms of their hands and then touch their eyes with their fingers

I think they got the message hopefully

The problem is SOME parents who think an allotment is a play ground and as safe as school yards and just let their off spring charge about unattended


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 13:15


When you didnt did you lose a lot pplease

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