Terence Jones

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I have no lawn left...help

Posted: 23/01/2012 at 10:45

You do not mention the age or breed of dog you have. It seems to me that the dog could be simply burning off energy and needs more excercise. Try taking the dog for a good long free run first thing in the morning, before letting it free in the garden, this usually helps.

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Posted: 23/01/2012 at 10:27

Has anyone analysed the NPK ? If so what does it show.


Posted: 19/01/2012 at 02:56

There are a multitude of books on veg gardening available, try your local library,

First priority:- Assuming you growing in garden soil rather than containers, I would suggest that you aquire a soil test kit from a garden center and test your soil pH level. This will give you a good guide to what type of plants are best suited to your plot and if a lime dressing is required before you start. There is no point in trying to grow plants that prefer a high pH on an acid soil, or the reverse.

I have myself made a list of vegetables that I would like to grow and did an online www search working down ther list one at a time i.e. "growing Broad Beans", "growing Cabbage", etc, etc. You can then look through the search results using copy and paste to create your own computer notes for reference. Bear in mind that growing Tomatoes in Scotland and Cuba will require different techniques due to climate, but can be done. I have found a lot of information on the web that has proved beneficial. Seed suppliers can be another useful source of information.

Good luck



Posted: 18/01/2012 at 20:01

Hello Pauline,

Many varieties of Potatoes and each with their own drawbacks and benefits.

For a number of years now I have been growing "Wilja" a good allrounder, boiled, mash, chips, roast and bake.

Buy some from your greengrocer at and try them out, if they suit you then you know what to grow this season.

I have also used them to make my own oven chips for the freezer. Cook the chips through without colouring them drain and cool on a wire mesh. Then quick freeze on a plastic tray for about an hour, they will then be hard enough on the outside to handle without sticking together. Label freezer bags and bag up the chips seal and store in the freezer. To reheat straight from the freezer, spread chips on a baking sheet and place in a pre heated oven gas mk 5/6 for 20/25 mins depending how thick you like them and brown you want them. I find this convenient if I need to get a quick hot meal on the table with a chop, pie, fish fingers or a couple of fried eggs,

Regards TJ.


Posted: 16/01/2012 at 20:03

Hello everyone. I have been growing various plants by the hydroponic method for about 8 years now and in spite of one or two early failures due to inexperience, over the last four years have enjoyed great success. Are there any other greenhouse growers using hydroponics? It would be nice to compare notes and possibly investigate new techniques with like minded people.

Get in touch TJ.

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Posted: 06/12/2011 at 11:45
What are the acual values of Comfrey liquid manure?
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