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Composting and wormery

Posted: 16/01/2013 at 18:30

There are some good how to's on you tube on how to make your own wormery

Talkback: Slug-proof plants

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 21:48

Hi Blairs, I'm not going to plant any marigolds near the veg that I plant in the yard, (In what bit of soil I have, which is approx 6ft by 5ft)  I am just going to have a few in the greenhouse to deter aphids, black fly and white fly because I had problems with those last year.

Because I have such a small plot of soil I didn't have a lot of problems with slugs last year, thankfully!  allthough there was some tiny ones in the celery along with several snails of which I removed promptly

Humming Bird Feeder

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 17:47

Does anyone use a humming bird feeder to help bumblebees?

This year I want to grow flowers to help them (also to help with pollination) but not sure which flowers just yet, I was thinking of getting a humming bird feeder but can't seem to find where they sell them in the UK,

I am up north in Accrington so there's no chance of getting one over here lol I don't have a garden just a medium sized back yard so I am limited on space. I will be building a raised bed with bricks, and a frame to put on top to use it as a coldframe later in the year, I have bought myself a new greenhouse (8ft/6ft)  but can't get on with building the base just yet because of the weather. Last year I used a plastic greenhouse (6ft/4ft) and plenty of growing in pots 

Talkback: Slug-proof plants

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 23:52

I have read several times that French Marigolds and Nasturtiums inbetween your crops work to deter slugs from eating them, also in the greenhouse it's said that they deter aphids, white fly and black fly from tomato's and peppers. I have bought some French Marigold's so I will be giving them a try

Cats causing problems

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 22:23

Hi Alan4711 I don't know how feasible it is for you to try, but I saw a video on a different gardening website that I am a member of and the person uses twigs on the soil of his raised beds and pots while they are empty and waiting for new crops and plants to be put in them, he does it to deter any cats from pooping in them, he said it does work and keeps the cats away because they won't walk on the twigs. As a cat person myself I would agree that none of my cats would walk on something like that either lol my cats are indoor cats so I know they can't poop in anyone's gardens


calendar 2013

Posted: 25/12/2012 at 16:08

Thanks for the Calendar as a novice it will be a big help for me

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year  xx

Plant Protection - Fleece 'Hats'

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 15:14

Ok hun, thanks for that

Plant Protection - Fleece 'Hats'

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 15:00

Hi everyone, my question is.. will it be ok to plant spring bulbs in pots wrapped with bubble wrap and then covered with a cloche, its is quite cold and frosty up north in Accrington where I am, I have not planted any before and it does say on the box to plant between Sept and Dec..


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