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Latest posts by steephill

Last year's carrots

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 22:40

Given the size of the carrots they will be very small flowers indeed . They were part of a novelty colourful veg seed collection I got as a joke pressy so no great loss. 

Last year's carrots

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 22:29

I sowed some purple carrots in a container last year but only got very small carrots so didn't bother to harvest them. The roots left over the winter are now sprouting again. If I let them grow (with feeding and watering) will I get larger carrots this year? 

Computers in gardening

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 09:55

https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/Search-Form would seem to be pretty close to ideal for you. Much as I enjoy browsing through the A-Z it is very handy to do a quick check via the web.

Bird feeder video

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:31

I put sunflower hearts into the feeder, any spills rapidly get mopped up by wood pigeons, blackbirds and chaffinches. A couple of weeks ago a pheasant took up residence under the feeder for a few days.

new house new garden and unknown plants

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 17:54

Can't help with the weeds but the bush is a nice camellia with lots of flowers waiting to burst out.

Watching seedlings grow

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 16:59

Literally watching seeds grow - a time lapse video of a bean seed germinating. Took me about 6 hours to make but only takes a minute to watch. Enjoy! https://vimeo.com/72183576  

Providing water for bees and insects

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 13:53

I had no idea that bees needed water until I saw them on an old growbag sucking up water from the damp compost. The growbag was on a tray which held rainwater and kept the contents moist. After seeing this I leave an old growbag in a tray for them every year and keep it topped up with water. 

Bird feeder video

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 21:47

I used a GoPro for this video. It has a very wide lens so needs to be placed very close to the feeder but the birds don't seem to mind.

Bird feeder video

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 17:34

A video of birds at one of my feeders. A bit like watching paint dry but I enjoy seeing what comes for a free feed. https://vimeo.com/123003987#t=0s

To drench or not to drench a rhoddie

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 09:36

If you are using a chemical pesticide like Provado then you can repeat every 4 months. If you are using nematodes then you need to wait until the soil is warmer.

Discussions started by steephill

Helping with the deadheading

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Multi-bum stawberries

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Honey Bee swarms

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Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 20:29

Last year's carrots

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Last Post: 14/04/2015 at 21:29

Bird feeder video

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Last Post: 31/03/2015 at 14:14

Problem viewing on Android tablet

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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Hardwood cuttings from apple

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Eating weeds

Beating the weeds by eating them 
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Strange broad bean

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Slow worms and roe deer

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Air pots

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Bean confession

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