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Latest posts by SwissSue

Is any one growing marrows

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 16:02

Courgettes grow into marrows if you let them grow long enough!


Posted: 24/03/2013 at 16:00


Horticultural plastics

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 15:52

Apparently most of these things are made from polypropylene which tends to become hard, unflexible and brittle after being exposed to sunlight/weather for a certain length of time unless they contain UV-stabilizers. I suspect most gardening stuff does not contain this to keep the price down. We used have PP ropes on our boat which just frayed and disintegrated after a couple of years outside.

MOB rants

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 11:36

Are you speaking for me, GG? Addiction, addiction. My grump is that I can't add anything positive about planting yet, as it's just too early here to start anything, but I am getting a lot of useful info for the future by reading all the posts and amusement too!

change soil?

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 09:46

See also this video with a great method to keep cats away from freshly turned/added soil:


Fork Handles

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 09:20

Morning all, hope everyone is well and not too snowed under!

Have just found an exellent method to keep cats out of the garden on youtube:

Will definitely be trying this out, but will use Voltaren liniment to rub into the teabags!

scaredy cat plant, does it work

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 09:17

Have just found an excellent method to keep cats away on youtube:



Posted: 24/03/2013 at 08:09

I know this isn't about rubbish collection in the UK, but I thought you might be interested how things work here. All supermarkets have bins at the exit to dispose of excess packing and most have a large container to dispose of plastic bottles (PET). In our village, newspapers (bundled) are collected every two months, the proceeds go to the local school sports fund. A recycle yard next to the local primary school is open for 2 hours on Wed. evenings (in summer) and Sat. afternoons, where you can deposit glass in a skip, sorted by white, brown and green, and skips for metal, aluminium and carton. Rubbish collection is once a week either in wheely bins or black rubbish bags (both need a label stuck on them which can be bought at the local shops, the price depends on the size of the bag/wheely bin). Garden waste every Mon. morning (labels here too). Twice a year in spring and autumn you can order an industrial shredder to come by to shred larger garden waste such as branches etc. This is free of charge (well, I guess we've paid for it in the local taxes). We use the shredded material to mulch the flower beds.

Well, I hope I haven't bored everyone to death, just thought you might be interested.

pop ups urgh!

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 19:08

Excellent advice, Geoff and I can also recommend the following:

It enables you to upload "Do No Track Plus" and has worked really well on my computer.

Only Three

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 16:19

Dahlias, Clematis and delphiniums


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A rose by any other name ,,,,,,,,,,

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Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

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Site is not working

The forum has not worked since around 6pm last night, is someone fixing it? 
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Especially good for new gardeners 
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Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

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Ideas for Hanging Baskets

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Overwintering Cannas

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Bitter beetroot

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