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Tomato plug plants - any good online suppliers

Posted: Yesterday at 20:44

Interesting choice in Tesco this morning - 'Round Tomato'...

Gardening with the enemy

Posted: Yesterday at 20:42

Some of these responses are a real giggle! It never occurred to me that people could bo sooo disgusting! I would love a rabbit fence but the cost is prohibitive - our field border alone is about 150 yards long and then there is the back and other sides. Recycled beer seems to work this week, but probably not for long. Thank you all so much for cheering me up   

Gardening with the enemy

Posted: Yesterday at 14:36

We all have different challenges to cope with in the garden & enemies come in all shapes & sizes.

My current enemy is rabbits. I loathe them and they clearly feel the same about me  because they dig up, graze off or trample as many of my plants as possible. They have even dug up my dahlias (I don't lift them because it is quite mild here) and eaten the roots. Grr!  So now my plants are festooned with green netting and bits of chicken wire.  I have even sprinkled recycled beer round vulnerable plants! Next move... shotgun! I suppose I could track down lion poo...

What is your enemy & how do you deal with them?

What do you do with grass clippings?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 14:41

Thank you everyone. It will be the compost heap with cardboard & other bits in a stew!

What do you do with grass clippings?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 20:50

I have masses of grass clippings. I have just mown the grass (I hesitate to call it a lawn!) properly on the highest setting and have about 8 wheelbarrows of the stuff. I have sprinkiled a 10cm layer on the compost heaps but do not really know what else to do. I have this problem every year and it often results in a slimy stinking mess. Does anyone have some advice about how to deal with it?  I would like to compost it but so far have not had much success.

weed identification help

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:51

Aargh! I have that too! I don't know what it is, but it comes up easily, thank goodness. It's everywhere - pots, flagstones, flowerbeds, you name it, it's there! And what is worse, the rabbits & slugs don't touch it!

Plant IDs Please

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 16:45

And 6 may be a centaurea and maybe 4 as well. Could no 1 be a delphinium? with tall blue flower spikes?  I don't know much but I am sure somebody who does will be along in a minute!!

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 14:35

A deathly silence... Is it a special birthday ie a BIG one?

Mice!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 18:00

Set some traps this morning and caught one, much to my surprise. I have now set muliple traps around the floor and staging. Also blocked up all the gaps in the base which were just the right size!

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Discussions started by Outdoor girl

Gardening with the enemy

And I don't mean slugs & snails! 
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Last Post: Today at 17:34

What do you do with grass clippings?

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Last Post: Today at 16:05

Mice!

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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 18:00

Supa Drippa taps

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Last Post: 08/03/2014 at 17:07

Planting Nerines

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Last Post: 03/03/2014 at 15:22

No Aconites yet

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Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 21:10

Bedding plants seedlings already!

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Last Post: 29/01/2014 at 18:45

Potato Days

What a treat! 
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Last Post: 25/01/2014 at 17:26

Pruning Winter Jasmine

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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 17:50

Lawn mowers from Screwfix

Value for money 
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Last Post: 05/10/2013 at 10:36

Planting GW offer alliums

How deep? 
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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 21:38

Composting leaves in a dalek

Will they compost down? 
Replies: 5    Views: 332
Last Post: 29/09/2013 at 18:51

Advice about crocosmia needed

My Crocs have not flowered... 
Replies: 8    Views: 486
Last Post: 23/09/2013 at 06:31

Best value cloches

Novice needs expert guidance! 
Replies: 4    Views: 473
Last Post: 13/09/2013 at 22:14

monarda-seeds

How easy is it to take seeds from these plants? 
Replies: 2    Views: 288
Last Post: 16/08/2013 at 11:25
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