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Posted: 19/11/2012 at 00:37
Many thanks to you all. I have checked out the cultivator on Amazon and will be buying one of these. Cheers Bjay.


Posted: 18/11/2012 at 18:39

Can anybody recommend the best all-round tool to do a lot of weeding in my vegetable patch now that almost everything is harvested.

Unfortunately, I was unable to keep up with the weeding all summer as usual and now I need to throw myself into it, so to speak. Some of the weeds are so strong that a rake or hoe will not touch them.

Talkback: Hedgehog spotting

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 18:27
I decided to buy a hedgehog house this year (bit of a cheat I know but I'm not that good at woodwork!).
I've placed it down the scruffy end of the garden with lots of Agapanthus leaves draped over it. I've also placed some bark around it and some grass inside. I have put some water outside and some food that I bought specially from a pet shop as I wasn't sure what they ate apart from slugs and snails.
I hadn't realised until I read that they are an endangered species until I read the packet of food.
I'm now hoping that they'll help me next year when they come out of hibernation by eating the slugs and snails on my vegetable garden!

Talkback: Achimene - hot water plants

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 19:29
Is there anything special I should do with this plant in the0 winter? Last year, on the advice of a friend, I put it in the shed all winter! When I removed it looked dead but I persevered and picked all the dead flowers and leaves off. This year, with lots of tender loving care from myself, its bigger than ever and I've had to buy a new pot about 2' across. Its still flowering in the conservatory and it seems a shame to put it in the shed. Please help!


Posted: 08/09/2012 at 17:48
I've tried the garlic to no avail and the orange peel. They're toughies, my cats! I'm definitely going in search of some Roar as it comes so highly recommended. I'll let you know how it goes - watch this space.


Posted: 06/09/2012 at 23:38
I've found catapult liquid spray works quite well but I'm going to give the Roar a try too. Thanks for the tip to those mentioned this.

Talkback: How to insulate a greenhouse

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 14:08
I agree with bc103963. You cannot bang nail or pins into an aluminium greenhouse. I have a brand new greenhouse which is lacquered in green and am not prepared to start ruining the paintwork!


Posted: 11/04/2012 at 13:33

I have 2 elderly cats and they also take to going to the toilet in my veggie patch.

I have tried all the cats sprays on the market but they don't work. I, like dg43, am worried about the health effects.

For the moment I have covered the whole area - about 10 by 10 metres in a layer of green fairly thick netting. I am hoping that by the time I am readt to plant my seeds and young plants that they will have found somewhere else around the garden to 'go'.

Talkback: Grow carrots in a container

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
How long are the carrots supposed to take to show any sign of life! I sowed my carrot seeds around the end of April and still I've seen nothing. I'd hoped to see a few little green shoots by now!
I sowed chard at the same time which is just beginning to come up.
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