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What do I do with my turf??

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 11:18

You can stack the turves in a neat pile in a corner placing roots to roots and grass to grass in layers.  It will rot down to make wonderful soil for your new veg beds.

For the clay soil, break it up with a fork if you can then layer on loads of well rotted farmyard manure and leave it over winter so that the elements and worms can break it all down and mix them up.   Fork it over in spring and rake before layering on some of your compost and planting plugs rather than sowing seeds as they'll cope better.

Keep mulching with more compost and manure every autumn and you'll ned up with healthy, fertile soil.

Cherry Tree In A Pot

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 22:23

It's wonderfully informative.  You can probably get it o BBC i-player for this last episode.  BBC2 Scotland repeated on BBC 2 UK on Sunday mornings.

Cherry Tree In A Pot

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 21:15

Chris Beardshaw has been promoting an old method of growing fruit trees in pots in such a way that they get regular top and root pruning which, perversely, keeps them healthy and increases fruiting power.   This week he showed a wonderful crop of fruit on a peach tree grown this way.

Have a look at the Beechgrove website.  It should be explained in the fact sheets available to download from each programme in the series.

 

Ideas on how Solve a Pet Problem Like this...

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 15:29

Sounds promising.  You'll need to make sure his paperwork is up to spec- chip, rabies and other jabs, worms, fleas and ticks in the week before he goes.   Took our pair through the Chunnel just the once and it's a performance.   

This winter

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 13:51

Those were two exceptional winters. Normally we get -15C for a few weeks in Jan/Feb/March and some snow in November which doesn't stay then a bit in December and usually a bit more in Jan/Feb.

The last two winters have been exceptionally mild.  I just hope my plants aren't getting too cosy.   Pots go into the greenhouse or shed depending on size and whether or not they need light or go completely dormant.

Leylandii any good for wildlife?

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 12:49

We planted a hawthorn hedge 12 years ago.  It still puts on 6' a year but we cut it back once a year and keep it to about 6' tall.  It's thickening nicely and has had birds nesting for the first time this year.  Up until now it's served more as a sparrow conference centre and shelter from occasional sparrowhawks.

Flooding

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 10:35

Click the tree icon and follow the select, upload and save procedure.

Flooding

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 10:09

Pond.  Much more fun and better for wildlife.

Leylandii any good for wildlife?

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 09:40

Not hawthorn.  They grow huge very quickly.  Lots of lovely sorbus to choose from which will be good for wildlife and attractive and manageable.

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