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Latest posts by Outdoor girl

Repotting - a word to the wise

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 18:21

I have a lovely pot bellied pot with a dahlia trapped inside.... I guess that will get the hammer treatment too. Oh well, another lesson learned!

Bees. Nest in the ground.

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 21:22

They are probably mining bees which will not sting. If they do (rarely) it is not strong enough to penetrate skin. It is difficult to get rid of them completely and should not be a problem at all.

Stock cubes

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 12:54

Kallo Organic. Waitrose. They also do a low salt version. Or Marigold, as Dove says.

Can anyone identify this plant for me?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 08:34

Looks like my wild valerian. Will look later when it's warmer!

bumblebee boxes to buy or not to buy

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 13:28

We have bumblebees nesting in the ground, in old mouse holes and in clumps of grass. They also like old bird boxes. We did not bother to create special bumblebee boxes. 

However, my husband made several 'bee hotels' last year from scrap wood, filled them with cut up bamboo and bark. Brilliant. We had lots of fun watching them being explored by solitary bees of all types which subsequently nested. This year we have had an explosion in the population of solitary bees, mining bees and other types. I love it!

 

 

Bulbs in containers

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 11:14

I did this last year, following the advice on here and the GW programme. It was quite effective. The technique was called 'lasagne planting'. If you google it, I'm sure the method will come up. Good luck.

Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 19:34

OK will do. Thanks!

Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 14:22

Hmm. Thank you Edd for that advice. I have a round 'Can -o-worms' kind of wormery on legs. I took it out of the greenhouse about a month ago. I did wonder about putting the legs into water & bowls, which I will do. I think I will put some tea dregs in there too. I don't really like the idea of poison, just want them to move out. I suppose the water bowls will have to wait a few days then!   Thank you.

Rain

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 11:05

Mine too! I rely on rain days for cleaning up and cooking proper food! Lived on pizzas for weeks...

Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:56

Edd - I have ants in my wormery. The soil was disturbed and they were very busy. Should I worry?  Your advice is needed! Thanks.

Discussions started by Outdoor girl

Failing plants from online supplier

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When do potatoes flower?

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Dwarf Cosmos

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 19:54

Sick hebe

Bare branches and worse 
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Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 17:29

Potato planting dilemma

Going away... 
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Last Post: 07/03/2015 at 18:14

Hiring a lawn scarifier

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Last Post: 01/03/2015 at 02:10

Sarah Raven Sales

Are they worth it? 
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Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 10:07

Washing fleece

This is not housework gone mad ... 
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Plants in France

Cheaper than UK 
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Last Post: 12/10/2014 at 17:52

What plants should I be feeding now?

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Last Post: 04/09/2014 at 10:02

Snowberry advice needed

How best to care? 
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Last Post: 26/08/2014 at 09:32

Saving peas for seed

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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 09:24

Help with cucumbers

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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 08:33

Cucumbers outdoors?

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Garlic rust

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