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Nematode Worms

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 10:34

Watered in 10 million of the little blighters on 8 of my 14 foot by 4 foot beds last week

Hope to hear the sound of under soil chomping very soon !!

The beds have now had manure , FBB and worms so cant do any more

Strawberry Pots-What Size Please ?

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 10:32

Planted all 15 yesterday and fleeced up for the night time


To Fleece or Not To Fleece

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 10:11

Sowed as suggested in separate holes and my neighbour has given me some of his saved seeds from last year to sow normally so we can compare results

To Fleece or Not To Fleece

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 16:45

Thanks Verdun

Sometime ago you gave me advice on sowing carots and parsnips in a conical hole produced by using a ametal pipe which I am about to implement

? Does the sieved soil remain loose or does it become compacted

? Could I use compost and FBB in the holes

To Fleece or Not To Fleece

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 17:02

Forgetting frost which of these require fleece at the initial stage of growing to protect from pigeons etc




Spring Onions

Runner Beans

Thanks friends

Strawberry Pots-What Size Please ?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 13:26

Strawberries are fine in the ground as long as you weed them and use straw when the berries appear

Black plastic or membrane is fiddly and time consuming to apply

Its just that I have allocated ALL of my allotment and garden for other stuff

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 13:05

B & Q and buy a strimmer for about £80.00

Bosch Accutrim ( not the one with the wheels )  is the one I got and it will last about 15 minutes on one battery

You get a charger to plug in and you can buy packs of 20 replacement plastic blades

Perhaps you could share the cost with a neighbour

Good Strimming !!!!

plant ID please

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 11:13

looks like mint

hold it up to the screen and we can smell it !!!

Strawberry Pots-What Size Please ?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 11:03

Thanks Frank

I thought you were an engineer by the way you gave me brilliant instructions

No 2.............6 inches is the width.......what depth Frank

No 7.............I will research what to use for snails

Many thanks

Trees too close to the house

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:07

I had a house with a magnolia growing against and then under a single brick extension and it caused the building to come away from the main  house

careful what you plant !

Discussions started by NewBoy2

Tiny Holes in My Spuds

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Tomatoe Plant leaves going Brown

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Summer Cabbage Shoots turning Brown

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Tomato Plants with Acne

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Climbing Beans

Overgrown the poles 
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 11:14

Helping Our Solitary Bees

Hive bees down by at least 80% 
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Last Post: 28/06/2014 at 10:48

New Hedge and Weeds

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Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 11:35

Sparrows on a Hot Tin (Conservatory ) Roof

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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 10:49

Potatoes - Dopey Question No 7

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Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 13:33

Mr Fothergills Seeds

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Last Post: 27/05/2014 at 18:12

Bee Hotel

What purpose 
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Last Post: 26/05/2014 at 18:15

Carrots & Parsnips in Manured Beds

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Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 12:41

Green To Red Tomatoes

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Last Post: 16/05/2014 at 20:53

Apple Tree Leaf Disease

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Last Post: 16/05/2014 at 19:45

Runner Bean & Brown Spots

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