rosie plum

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Clarify the drought pls!

Posted: 11/04/2012 at 14:44

also dont forget water from the house, if you use the condensed water from your tumble dryer..or if kids have a bath as a mild soap is generally used so shouldnt harm plants in the ground for a one off...i would use water from cooking even....any non chemical water would be fine and if you diluted it with collected rain water then all the better...but yes ive seen it on news sites that drip irrigation is not part of the it may be a good investment for future years

how to deal with the apple tree pests?

Posted: 11/04/2012 at 14:36

if its aphids then a light soapy spray on the leaves or even rub them off will help, i found that the year i mulched with manure the tree put on loads of new leafy growth and was attacked by now i dont feed them at all, just thin the fruits after the june drop and they are fine


Posted: 11/04/2012 at 14:32

i would think that the heat of inside made them bolt, did you keep them moist??try cutting the shoot out and putting them outside or in the ground and keep well watered, 

Pound shop plants- any success stories?

Posted: 11/04/2012 at 14:27

all too true emma....oh and i also leave them in water for a really good drink before i plant them..its pot luck but 90% of these cheap plants do well if you are selective and i dont have a lot of cash to spare so it really helps....and over here aldi and lidl do great offers on bare root trees and all have done well..the dearer trees from nurserys didnt do as well as the cheaper buys

potting bench

Posted: 11/04/2012 at 14:15

this is potting bench which is unfinished, i have to add a few bits and bobs but wanted to show you how simple it can be and free to make items like this,,it will look much better when ive clad the front and added a large shelf underneath for storage and painted it..and with a few hooks on the front i can store my tools too!!

potting bench

Posted: 11/04/2012 at 14:13

dirty nails

Posted: 11/04/2012 at 13:56

heres a tip for the ladies..if you dont like gardening gloves...dig your nails into a bar of soap so when you finish in the garden not so much dirt gets under them and your hands wash much easier!!

The Blessing of a new Allotment

Posted: 11/04/2012 at 13:54

and not to mention twee gifts like nail sets haha oh dear lord if you saw my dirty nails and calloused hands!!!!!

The Blessing of a new Allotment

Posted: 11/04/2012 at 13:29

my husband just does not understand the obsession and joy i get from gardening...well done on getting your allotment its looking great!!!i too build beds from scraps of wood and from pallets..if you just paint them a dark brown they look from the city too but am living now in the country on an almost 1acre plot and it is still heaven after 7yrs...heavy clay and stony ground so im still battling and always ask for compost for birthdays lovely to find this site and see all the great likeminded chitchat!!!my blood runs cold to see whole gardens paved over and my country neighbours who dont appreciate what they have with only enormous lawns and no planting..they think im mad but i disagree!!!!keep posting pictures of the transformation!!!!

slugs and snails

Posted: 11/04/2012 at 12:20

cheers, my problem is where i live in ireland the garden centres are badly stocked and find it so hard to find these things!!!im backed onto old bog so there are no shortage of frogs and toads...but the slugs are rampant because of the damp heavy soil...i have been going by the philosphy that if something dies or gets eaten then i dont plant anymore but want to start a veg collection!!

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