Pipstrelle


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Hawkmoth

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:35

Wow, well done! I love those

 

Making your own hoops for netting

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:33

I love the hula hoop idea, too Tootles. I thought of your idea today when I saw Mr Bloom (kids tv) and noticed that his garden had colourful hoola hoops cut in half!

Making your own hoops for netting

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:31

Thanks, Frank. Lots of helpful info everyone! Thanks.  Yes, I tend not to net but my brassicas are riddled with white fly so want to protect young plants without chemicals.  

Making your own hoops for netting

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 10:35

lol! Darn, I love hula hoops thanks for your suggestions. After finding out about the tubing I also found this video on how to make a portable netting cloche which I think might be helpful to others:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oWdVEmbqDQs

Making your own hoops for netting

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:57

Thanks. I've seen similar on our allotment nutcutlet .

what can I sow now.

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:55

Green manures and some salads. I sowed chard, perpetual spinach and pak choi recently. 

Making your own hoops for netting

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:49

Hello there,

can anyone tell me what they use to make their own hoops for supporting protective netting and fleece? I bought some "official" hoops from an online shop. These were lengths of flexible plastic. I then thought that surely I can make my own for less cost and also avoid postage. Any ideas?  Thanks in advance 

Wall covering, or trailing plant for tall wall

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:42

I would go for a prickly rambling rose, too. Or maybe a pyracantha which has berries for birds. Slow to get going but vigorous when it does: hydrangea anomala petiolaris.

When to move a rambling rose?

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 18:45

Thank you! That was my hope. I bought some mycorrhizal fungi today to plant my new apple tree and added some originally to the rose. New fence panels put in where I had been thinking of growing it. Will have to think carefully on this one! There is a different rambler growing up one of 4 geriatric lilac "trees" at the back of the garden. Now that I have done partial renovation pruning to the others further back perhaps there will be enough light for it to establish under one of those . It could use something there on the back perimeter. 

When to move a rambling rose?

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 13:42

Hello,

 

Last autumn I planted a rambling rose (Veilchenblau) to replace one I thought was dead. Now I wish to move it. It came in a 2l pot. I can't remember when the best time to do this is- winter? Spring? Autumn? Would it be ok rambling over a fence? TIA. 

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Making your own hoops for netting

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