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Latest posts by Outdoor girl

Garlic rust

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:21

Oops! Just realised there is a similar thread going on - sorry!

Garlic rust

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 10:40

I realised late last night that the 'brown' leaves on my garlic was in fact, rust. I have chopped off the leaves & binned them. Is it ok to leave the stumps in the ground because the bulbs are still quite small? Or should I lift them and store - probably in the freezer!

Any advice would be most welcome.

plant or weed?

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 14:34

Rosebay willowherb?

Bees in roof, photo, what are they?

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 22:24

They should be gone by the end of the summer.

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!

Discussions started by Outdoor girl

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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Last Post: 06/12/2014 at 09:27

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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