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Tiny Black Flies

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:15

Im sure this question has been asked before

I have a conservatory onto the garden and I grow seeds

I have several small black flies that spread all over the house 

? Any ideas

? Also why do we only call one thing that flies "A Fly"

Broad beans - should they look like this?

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 11:42

Mine grew up for 5 inches and then turned down and now grown up again

I sowed mine in small pots and then planted out

They have flowers on the stems so it should be OK for beans

Asparagus New Shoots

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 11:41

Does anyone know the answer please

? Should the new growth only appear from the centre of the slips on the ridge OR can they appear any where along the roots

Magpie Burying Nuts

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 10:13

The magpie was interrupted by one of the 2 foxes that visit my garden to eat the sultanas that I put out for the black birds

A squirrel has appeared in the last 2 days as well

There is definitely a " Pecking Order " in the world of nature 

Magpie Burying Nuts

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 20:40

I threw out some unsalted assorted nuts and noticed a magpie eating about 3 or 4 and them burying the same number individually a few feet away in the lawn and then again in the vegetable patch

This lasted about 15 minutes

? Is this usual friends

Asparagus New Shoots

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 18:17

I have planted 5 asparagus slips

Dug a trench and created a rideg and laid them over the ridge so they spread out sideways about 4 foot in total

? Should the new growth only appear from the centre of the slips on the rideg OR can they appear any where along the roots

Its because I want to how the bed


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 16:12

As usual ....thanks Edd

I think I will grow mine in the shape of a Yurt !!......Sorry about the wigwam ref Edd


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 14:46


? Any chance of a pic as I have a couple of fellow allotmenteers who would be interested in trying the X method


Posted: 18/05/2015 at 11:40

Rows for me then with Verduns advice on a strong connection

I have put cardboard in the bottom of one of the three trenches to see the difference in produce



Posted: 17/05/2015 at 18:57

? Which do you prefer and if so why as Im being given advice from a lot of fellow Allotmenteers

Discussions started by NewBoy2

Growing On Shallots & Garlic

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Building New Raised Bed

What to fill it with 
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Fruit Growing On Potatoe Stalks

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Ponds - When to Clean it Out

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Manure-Lime-BFB-Gypsum-Green manure

When does the value run out 
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When to Harvest Spuds

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Runner and French Beans - too late to sow

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Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 14:42

Cuca Melon Cucumber

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Standing Pots in Water in a Tray

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Sweet Potatoes

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To net or Not to net 
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Saving bulbs to grow next year 
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Tiny Black Flies

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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 12:35

Magpie Burying Nuts

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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 11:22

Asparagus New Shoots

Where do they show 
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