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Mosquitoes attacks

Posted: Yesterday at 12:25

I get a lot of mossy bites.
I've used Jungle Formula many times when I've been on hols to Thailand and I don't think I've ever been bitten when I've got it on. Highly recommend it

What weed Is this?

Posted: Yesterday at 09:14

Looks rather buttercup-like to me

How to join section of netting to make one large net?

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 18:41

Just a thought Max, but fishing line may do the trick unless you have a staple gun and some stainless steel staples 

soil improver - best for retaining moisture

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 21:33

Completely agree pp.

Lots of local stables, and they offer it free, but they don;t deliver and I'd need a lot, so was going to order online and get it in bags.
I've seen it for £115 for 36 x 75L bags, which is OK, but there are several varieties - horse or cow or farmyard or mushroom. The mushroom looks like the best stuff (lots of straw bits), but will make more soil more alkaline than it already is

soil improver - best for retaining moisture

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 20:54

After another extremely dry summer my borders are suffering badly. The only thing that has done really well since June is the cosmos - thank goodness. 

I make compost, but no where near enough to cover a significant part of the garden, so I was going to buy some sort of soil improver.
I'm on good ol'Essex clay which has been like concrete for the past couple of months.

What should I get?

Yellow Gardeners Delight

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 19:22

Nice one pp!  and maybe not far from the truth

Tomato variety

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 12:18

Why not save some seed from your tomatoes and sow next year?

Pond slimy stuff

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 11:02

A fellow fish-keeper suggested I try Cloverleaf to stop the blanket weed.
It does not contain chemicals and will not harm plants/fish or your filters - and most importantly, it works. I think it comprises diatoms which coat the blanket weed and starve it of light and nutrients.
The water looks milky for about 1 day then clears. The blanket weed will be mostly gone in about 10 days.
If you have a lot of it, then best to pull out the dead b/weed to stop it decomposing in the bottom of the pond.

I find 1 dose in March usually lasts the season, but occasionally (like this year) I've had to re-dose. And if you dose early before the b/weed gets a grip, then it doesn't appear in the first place.

Would also agree re. the watercress. I grow it in the header pool and it cascades down the waterfall - and yes I do eat it :)

Last edited: 21 August 2016 11:03:04

GD Designs Reviews

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 20:12

If I can ever help Ma'am I'd be very happy to ;)

GD Designs Reviews

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 18:32

A long time ago that is exactly what I used to do.
My career has been in IT - which allowed me to retire at 55 :)

But I've had many such moments ;)

Last edited: 20 August 2016 18:33:12

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