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Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 18:53

Absolutely fantastic program wish the powers that be had put this on Friday evening after the end of the gardeners world season!

Carrot bed

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 16:49

Thanks Guys, I'm sure next season is going to be a challenge with all matters of the veg growing kind. I have prepared for this with a lovely area that I have seeded with grass to place a bench where I'm sure many sorrows may be drowned with copious amounts of wine.

Meanwhile I have added about 1/4 of a tone of sand to my bed and the consistency of the soil is looking very fine and powdery at the moment I still think it needs more compost adding to raise the level. I was also thinking of planting my garlic in this bed too.

Carrot bed

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 07:46

Hi I'm new to veg and just preparing an area for growing carrots and parsnips next year on my newly acquired allotment plot. I'm putting in a raised bed as that has been recommended for the carrot fly issues. However the soil level needs raising so I'm going to have to put more in. How would I go about making a good mix as I've also read that they don't want manure digging in! The size of the bed is about 2mtrs square and about 40cm's high and its only half filled at the moment with very loamy soil. All recommendations on growing carrots welcome

Glass V Polycarbonate Greenhouse

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 08:55

Thanks Guys for all your reply's and thanks for the link Mr GreenGrass, my heart is telling me go with glass but I think Common-sense regarding vandals and the like might sway me towards polycarbonate. 

Glass V Polycarbonate Greenhouse

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 02:42

Hi just would like peoples opinions on what greenhouse to buy. My husband and I have just recently taken on an allotment and are looking to buy a greenhouse but long gone are the days when you could only buy glass ones! there's so much choice and like everything you go to buy these days it becomes a minefield. The only advise we've been given so far is on choosing the right size so I've opted for a 12' x 8'. what's your thoughts / opinions/ advise on polycarbonate over glass?

magnolia-starletta-has-some-sort-of-scale-insect-on-it

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 13:44

the tree looks awful at the moment the leaves are yellowing but I put that down to the ground being bone dry when we came home from holiday and next door (semi detached) have just had a new drive installed, I also put it down to builders may have upset the roots. . This is how I came to notice the little critters as I went out to prune all the bad looking leaves off and shape the tree, I keep it small like a lollipop

magnolia-starletta-has-some-sort-of-scale-insect-on-it

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 13:32

Could anybody identify what it is... 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29161.jpg?width=284&height=350&mode=max

There wasn't as many as this just the odd few up the main trunk I squished them then hosed down the tree should have taken some pics first..

Firstly is it serious and how do I treat it?

 

Bamboo

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 07:51

I used to have bamboos at the back of my garden I planted them in plastic Dustbins with the bottoms cut out so they stayed in clumps, Unfortunatly they flowered and died! My next door neighbour on the other hand is having a terrible time with bamboo they've inherited from the previous owner, its so invasive its travelled right down to his patio and started to sprout between his flags. Just a word of warning when choosing a variety. You may want to looks at an alternative screening plant!

Flowering black bamboo

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 07:45

Hi Paul smith4, A few years ago this happened to mine and I'm afraid it died afterwards.

I was told by an expert that when they flower it's very likely they die. I ended up digging it up.

HELP! plant identifying its ruining my life

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 14:03

Get in touch with your local council. I found this link for you, although I'm not entirely certain it may just be relating to trees.

http://www.gardenlaw.co.uk/trees.html

this might be of interest too

http://www.ealing.gov.uk/info/505/trees/786/overhanging_vegetation

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Carrot bed

What is a good mix of soil? 
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I love bees but

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Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Seriously Ideas please? 
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Iris Flower Stalks

What do I do with them? 
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Ladybird Survey

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What's your Flower of the moment?

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Newbie Introductions

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