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Talkback: Growing your own Christmas dinner

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 22:04

Hi ,

I used to cook Christmas dinner for the 3 of us, but since growing our own carrots, parsnips, potatoes and sprouts, relatives love the home grown veg, so now Christmas dinner is for 12 plus a new baby. They have already booked in again for this year.

If you want to grow veg for Christmas, can I suggest you plant a bit more, just in case.

Happy gardening 

Talkback: Lily beetles

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 19:28
I use a small piece of bamboo cane cut just below a node and fill it with vaseline, then put a cotton wool bud in it,this acts as a little pot and I can dab the Lily beetles which stick to the cotton wool bud, before they drop into the soil, this also works to collect the maggots which hide on the underside of the leaves, then I put the cane in the soil ready for next time hope this helps.

Have the slugs eaten my Hedgehogs

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 20:55

New to this, so bare with me, last year I had 3 hedgehogs who came in every night to feed, I built them houses and left branches and leaves about to hibernate also I don't use any slug pellets. This year I haven't seen a hedgehog or even a sign of them. But the slugs this year have been HUGE and I am collecting over 100 a night after that I stop counting, that's just to much even for me. Bye for now.

Talkback: Garden birds and garden pests

Posted: 13/03/2012 at 20:48
Hi Kate,

Yesterday while checking the pond to see if the newts were back they are,spotted about 6 males and females.Then something caught my eye a Jenny Wren with a beak full of moss going into an old brick wall,as some of the bricks were missing I covered the holes with a piece of wood with a hole drilled in, ideal for nesting and it's worked. There is also a blue tit looking at another hole, all within a very small area in the garden.
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Have the slugs eaten my Hedgehogs

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