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Allium leaf miner

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 08:59

I had this last year. I bought some environmesh, as Bob suggested and it worked a treat. No nasties of any sort. It also protected the cabbages because they were in a nearby bed- the E'mesh was so large, it covered everything nearby!

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 09:38

You are so well organised!

I still have to finish cutting hedges, spread compost mulch, dig a new bed which has been under black plastic since the spring, put in the last of the bulbs, rake up moss and clean the block paving. I'm sure there's more too. The rain has delayed so much this year.

Giant Echium (echium pininana)

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 15:27

I would love to have a go at growing some of these! Will try to pm you with address.

Talkback: Composting

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 15:50

I asked for one on our local freecycle and got one. It is amazing - but very noisy and a bit temperamental. It stops when I try to put too much in and sulks for a while then carries on.

Wormery!

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 08:39

Edd's thread is brilliant. All you ever wanted to know - it's all there. I've just put my worms into the greenhouse for the winter. I did it last year and they survived, much to my delight.

Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 09:34

I have just found some old leachate in milk bottles at the back of my shed. Can I put the liquid on the compost heap?

Skimmias - chalk soil

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 17:07

I agree with Obelixx. I put mine into MPC in the ground and they were fine for a while, then became sickly. I moved them to my Mum's garden which has acidic soil and the difference in them was amazing.  I replaced them with an abelia. It grows quickly and tall but responds well to cutting back and it is possible to maintain a mound shape easily.

horticultural society

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 07:36

Ah - Daintiness' idea reminded me of some very successful table decs at a Christmas fair years ago. Just described as above with a bit of spray snow too, some berries and the occasional robin. The idea is simple and yes anyone can do it but it takes a bit of effort. So much easier to buy one ready made at a fair! The stall sold out. 

Just clicked the link - brilliant!

Monty don new series

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 09:03

I like the programmes for all the reasons already said above. I am just  not sure about  all the pebbles. Have pebbles become the decking of old?

How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 18:51

You are correct. However, the ban will start in 2015. It is a start...

http://inhabitat.com/the-netherlands-says-no-to-monsanto-bans-roundup-herbicide/

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Plants in France

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Snowberry advice needed

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And I don't mean slugs & snails! 
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What do you do with grass clippings?

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Mice!

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Planting Nerines

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