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Water harvesting system for under £35

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 19:12

Hi Darren, have just looked at the site, looks ingenious! But have you tried just making a hole (the diameter of the hose) near the top of each butt and connecting them with pieces of hose, so that when one is full it flows over to the next one and so on? This is how my OH has done it, but only with two butts as we have two down pipes so the third one is separate.

How shaded should clematis roots be?

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 16:32

I used to put flat stones in front of my clematis, until one day I touched a stone and found it to be glowing hot, heating the soil underneath as well! Since then I have planted something in front for shade or put a large piece of bark down.

Mole

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 16:26

Bringing this up again as have just found the following which guarantees no more moles:

http://www.gardenoasis.co.uk/anti-mole-bulbs-p-416.html

 

 http://www.sorkfritt.nu/ENG/default.asp?nav=2

Mole

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 16:23

Bringing this up again as have just found the following which guarantees no more moles:

http://www.gardenoasis.co.uk/anti-mole-bulbs-p-416.html

 

 http://www.sorkfritt.nu/ENG/default.asp?nav=2

 

Runner Beans

Posted: 28/08/2013 at 21:54

KEF, you're not the only one with a tangled mess, I can hardly find my beans!

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30064.jpeg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

why-is-it

Posted: 28/08/2013 at 07:08

Oh dear, here we go again!

grass-identification-please

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 17:18

Definitely looks like a bamboo, get rid of it quick, or you'll have it everywhere. Has the neighbour got bamboo? Could have spread from there.

africa-runner-beans

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 13:41

If it was me, I'd give it a try, what have you got to loose? But instead of using distilled water, why not try and collect rainwater? Also, are there any insects around that could pollinate the flowers, such as bees, moths?

cleaning-butternut-squash-with-bleach-solution

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 06:00

The most important thing is to make sure that they are completely ripe, when they will have a dull beige/greyish colour and the vine is going yellow and dry. Do not let them get catch any frost, cover them with newspaper or similar if frosts are due and they are not quite ripe. Leave about an inch of stem when cutting off the vine.

I have never done anything apart from wiping any soil off with a damp cloth and then letting them dry completely. I still have one from last year that is still fine, will have to use it soon though!

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