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What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 19:56

Hefting soil / compost and trying to keep them upright! And watering - they are beyond the reach of my hose so have to use watering cans. Then when it comes to harvesting, I need help to lift them onto a wheelbarrow. It's such a faff. I have decided to extend my veg patch to include a few rows of potatoes and will try the conventional way. That means making my rabbit fence bigger. Or I might not bother but I do love my own potatoes...

Plant identification

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 19:53

I am so envious! I love all the echiums. Have not tried to grow one yet. Still a novice.

What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 13:41

Not to grow potatoes in bags ever again

Stake tall plants

Allow plants to seed and not weed out seedlings!

Copper rings / coins seem to keep slugs at bay That I really dislike our wild 'lawn' - supposedly a wild flower meadow. Didn't quite work.

That I would be even more clueless without this forum!

 

 

What to do with rhubarb?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 17:28

Stew gently, stir into greek yoghurt & add a teaspoon of honey. If liked, add chopped hazelnuts on top. To die for!

Bags of potting compost purchased - absolutely rubbish

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 11:31

Where do you get your coir from Rebecca?

Munched broadbeans

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 09:43

Thank you for that idea! I did not know that copper scourers  existed. I put a ring of copper coins around the row last night and am just off now to check if they were effective!

Munched broadbeans

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 11:58

In the last three nights I have lost a well-grown broad bean plant. The stem has been munched through about 6cm from the top of the plant and left lying neatly on the ground. I have no idea what could be doing this - I thought slugs but why choose an almost full grown plant? Rabbits would decimate the lot and deer can't get in.

Do any of you have an idea? I will try fleecing them tonight!

Bees and more bees!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 15:17

BB2, why must you re-arrange the frames? Surely that disturbs them?

Alliums

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 17:46

Have they put up a spike in the middle? Mine only produced a flower spike last week and have yet to flower. I guess  some maybe late bloomers!

What are the best white flowers for bees and butterflies??

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 07:45

I grow nicotiana sylvestris which is a magnet for bumbles & moths.

Discussions started by Outdoor girl

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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Last Post: 02/07/2014 at 17:36

Garlic rust

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Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 16:51

Munched broadbeans

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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 10:10

Growing meconopsis

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Last Post: 11/05/2014 at 09:47

Gardening with the enemy

And I don't mean slugs & snails! 
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Last Post: 28/04/2014 at 00:13

What do you do with grass clippings?

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Last Post: 23/04/2014 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
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