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Posted: 11/12/2014 at 09:17

Yep - totally muddled up. 

Sarah Raven Sales

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 17:04

Sarah Raven has a sale on about an hour's easy drive from me. Has anyone ever been to one and is it worth it? I sometimes buy from her website but not often because it is expensive. 

Washing fleece

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 08:34

I washed the lot by hand. It was quick and very effective. Now its drying on the a sheet of ice because I forgot to bring it in last night. Oh well. Thank you for all your advice and KEF, I will have more respect for my washing machine now!

Washing fleece

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 19:45

Oh dear - I am a bit spooked. I think I will use my big sink in the utility room. At least they will not block the machine - I had not thought about that. Thank you.  

Washing fleece

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 17:04

I 'found' a couple of pieces of garden fleece lurking behind my log pile today. They are complete, not chewed or ripped. I had just forgotten about them. However, they are muddy and a bit green. Can I wash them in the washing machine? Would they survive a gentle wash cycle? Has anyone one ever done this? 

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.


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.

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