London (change)
Today 13°C / 5°C
Tomorrow 12°C / 7°C

No expert


Latest posts by No expert

Potatoes

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 20:21

Unless you have a large amount of potatoes I wouldn't panic. They will mature within a few weeks of each other and the ones that flower first should be the firsts. Hope this helps.

Spring soil.

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 19:36

Any areas of the garden that has been cleared in the Autumn are always dug into ridges to allow the rain to drain off. These ridges are always dryer than the flat ground come spring time. Only problem is this year the furrows filled with water for long periods, but they are drying out now. You can add FYM of Compost when ridging in Autumn.

Pallets

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 19:26

Sorry Gardengirl that should say 3 pallet boards and 4 screws in each as per photo

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39674.jpg?width=336&height=350&mode=max

 Also you may need to screw some of the other boards as pallet boards can be loose.

My compost bin made completely from pallets.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39675.jpg?width=336&height=350&mode=max

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39676.jpg?width=336&height=350&mode=max

 

 And a raised bed for strawberries.

Pallets

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 19:16

Not that super long at all. Six 4x 70 spax screws  is all that holds on the back

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39673.jpg?width=336&height=350&mode=max

 The extra material needed:

2 pieces of 3x2 wood 20 inches long cut at a shallow angle to give a slope of 9 to 10 inches. The tops are rounded with a band saw but could just as well be cut at a slope to allow water to run off.

3 Pallet boards same length as seat. 2 screws in each board.

I also fixed a length of timber to fill the gap between the seat and the top of the back of the seat.

Simples!

Talkback: Buying seed potatoes

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:55

The problem Welshonion is Good Friday can be any where from late March to late April.

Around here we sow first early spuds around Patricks day, frost protection will be needed during April but that's the price we pay for early potatoes.

 

planting Hawthorh from cuttings

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 21:57

Maybe thats why the hawthorn seeds are not stirring.

Camera Corner

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 21:52

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39637.jpg?width=336&height=350&mode=max

 First daffs out this week.

planting Hawthorh from cuttings

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 21:28

There is a hint of life in the cuttings'

No life yet from hawthorn seed.

Beech nuts and acorns sprouting.

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 19:37

Spuds for me too. 5 varieties here.

The mystery of pH.

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 08:51

A bit of an explanation of the different effects on plants of pH either side of neutral would take the mystery out of it for everyone.

Also the remidies if any for the extreme pH levels.

Discussions started by No expert

How is the Potato planting going for you?

Replies: 17    Views: 432
Last Post: 04/04/2014 at 19:01

Planting First Earley Potatoes

It's time to get goimg 
Replies: 26    Views: 675
Last Post: Yesterday at 22:45

planting Hawthorh from cuttings

Replies: 24    Views: 508
Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 22:06

Sowing Garlic

What fertilizer do I use? 
Replies: 3    Views: 272
Last Post: 09/11/2013 at 19:54

Talkback: Geranium 'Bill Wallis'

One of the few flowers growing in my yard. 4 different clumps of it some as big as a car bonnet. Only knew it as Purple Geranium. Got some f... 
Replies: 2    Views: 185
Last Post: 06/10/2013 at 14:36

A Feast For Crows

Replies: 5    Views: 306
Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 08:44

Lifting Onions

Replies: 4    Views: 341
Last Post: 20/09/2013 at 22:30
7 threads returned