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Growing On Shallots & Garlic

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 15:19

I bought some garlic and shallots on line and they have grown well this season

? Can I save some sets and garlic cloves and grow them on again and if so can this be done each year

I dont think it can be done with ordinary white onions

Building New Raised Bed

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 14:31

Just re read my original posting and it should be 6 foot.x 6 foot by 18 inches high

The scaf boards are 11 foot 9 " long so hence the dims

Its just for veg

I built one last season and the carrots and garlic were brilliant but I wanted advice and input from the GW Experts as its going to cost a bit to fill it and I can then adjust the current one

Building New Raised Bed

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 11:29

I have some scaffold boards that I will cut up to create a raised bed 6" x 6" by 18" high

and I will use black membrane  to form a barrier at the bottom to stop weeds

? What should I fill it with and why and to what height please


Manure-Lime-BFB-Gypsum-Green manure

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 11:25


Your opinion is valued and very helpful and full of ideas new to me 

Thank You

Fruit Growing On Potatoe Stalks

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 11:20

No children " apart from me "

I had a squirrel at the bottom of the garden about a year ago that was very persistent in trying to steal the bird seed from a feeder

Perhaps he tried one and lost interest

Fruit Growing On Potatoe Stalks

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 10:09

I have found about 10 of these tomato like fruits on the soil near some potato plants that I have left too long in the ground

They look like they have been collected together

? Do we think Mr Squirrel has been at work and was going to bury them

Manure-Lime-BFB-Gypsum-Green manure

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 13:09

Thanks Bob...........I thought perhaps I had asked Stupid Question No 12 !!

Ponds - When to Clean it Out

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 12:49

I have a pond at home with mature yellow irises and it has been in situ for @ 11 years .........6 foot by 3 foot 

? When is the best time in the  season to take out the plants , reduce them , clean it and restock

There are still some tiny froglets in the grass on the lawn

Advice please friends

Manure-Lime-BFB-Gypsum-Green manure

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 12:46

165 Views but no Opinions !!!!

Manure-Lime-BFB-Gypsum-Green manure

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 13:23

This November I will have been working my plot for 4 years and I have added the following in different areas and over different periods

My question is in general terms when does the value or effect of these different additions to the soil finish

Blood Bone Fish 




Green manure...Phaecelia

I am planning out the 3 parts of the plot to enable sensible rotation and obviously some of the plants I want to grow wil / wont benefit from the addition of the above

? Does anyone have any experience / advice on what needs to be replenished etc

Discussions started by NewBoy2

May Trees in Bloom end of January

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Seed Dispensers

Yes or No 
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Root Trainers

Fad or Useful ? 
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Red Poppy - Camomile - Bright Blue Thistle

Scavenged Seeds 
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Sow indoors IN HEAT ?

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Starting off as Seedlings

Which and When 
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Worms in Manure Bags

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Worms and Manure

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LEYCESTERIA FORMOSA -Himalayan Honeysuckle

How to grow on from seed 
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Wind Brakes & Joy Larkcom

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Successional Planting - Follow On Crops

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Which Green Manures

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Manuring & Winter Digging

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Pro and Cons 
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