Singing Gardener

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Carrot Issues

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 10:29

I usually get some pretty good carrots from my "Early" Nantes but not until well into the autumn! They seem to take way longer to develop than it says on the packet.

Soil Meters

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 15:15

I use a cheap moisture meter regularly for my houseplants and occasionally in the greenhouse and find it very useful. I've just put in some raised planters so may well use it there as well.


Posted: 03/06/2016 at 10:13

Nematodes are effective if you just want them to move from a particular location (I've used them to get rid of nests in the lawn) but I don't think it would be possible to eliminate them from a garden entirely.


Posted: 03/06/2016 at 10:08

I bought the 10 for £10 offer which I think is from the company you mean. They were quite small but I've potted them on when they arrived (about a week ago) and they all look very healthy.


Posted: 01/06/2016 at 09:50

I think mine is self-explanatory, although actually I'm usually too embarrassed to sing while I'm in the garden even though I have no neighbours except horses.


Posted: 28/05/2016 at 13:00

I had problems with rabbits eating my newly planted expensive roses last year so got OH to make a number of cylindrical cages from some weld mesh we happened to have over. They have been very effective and are good because they are rigid and easy to move around to whatever plant the rabbits have taken a fancy to.

Turtle Doves

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 16:02

Thanks for the seed advice sanjy67. They've been feeding under my hanging feeders so I'll put some seed on the ground as well.

They certainly were doing their bit to make sure that they get off the red list this afternoon . OH said that was why turtle doves have their reputation but I thought it was for more romantic reasons!

Turtle Doves

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 14:35

Managed a photo but it isn't very good because they're right at the bottom of the garden.

Turtle Doves

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 12:49

The last couple of days there has been a pair of turtle doves coming to my garden. I must admit I had to look these up - before yesterday I didn't even know whether they were a real bird or just something in the bible and romantic poems!

According to the RSPB they're on the red list so I'm really thrilled that I have some. Hoping that they'll get close enough for me to take some photos soon.

Rosemary bettle... Need a rethink

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 09:56

I get occasional rosemary beetles on my lavender but have never seen them on the rosemary. This year my daughter's lavender and sage are absolutely covered in them but none on her rosemary either. Maybe they prefer lavender and you should keep some as a sacrificial plant? 

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Turtle Doves

Never seen these before 
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Please help with ideas for plants to trail over these walls

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New visitor to my bird feeders

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Weed ID please

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Is this a mole tunnel?

Fresh excavations between lawn and paving 
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Vegetables growing really slowly

Not enough nutrients in the topsoil? 
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I'm so envious of you all!

One day my vegetable garden will be ready.... 
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Identification Help Please

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Can I eat chervil roots?

Surprise from digging up my salad leaves! 
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ID and help please

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BBQ Fodder?

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Oenothera Siskiyou Pink

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Ants in house plants

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Impatiens question

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Growing mistletoe

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