Tim Burr


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Plant or weed....?

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 22:25

Unfortunately not Nut, but will report back.

Monty Don

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 21:09

First shown a couple of years ago, and a shortened version repeated earlier this year. I think some of the episodes are on YouTube.

Monty Don

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 18:54

If you saw Carol's excellent program "Life in a Cottage Garden", you would have spotted that Carol seems to buy tulip bulbs by the bag full every year and plants those up In pots using a gravely compost (to aid drainage).  Carol doesn't plant in the open ground because her soil is heavy.

Plant or weed....?

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 17:33


 


 

Pruning a Photinia

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 19:22

I cut back my Red Robin hard back in September without any ill effects.  It started putting out red stems/leaves in March and hasn't stopped since.  Its now bigger then it was in September, I'm sure.  I have been thinking about trimming it back now, but suspect I will be doing it again in September as the thing just won't stand still for five minutes.

Feeding meal worms to my nesting blue tits

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 10:51

I've often wondered what it must feel like to be a mealworm, lying on my back in a bowl and about to be snapped up by a hungry bird!  

 

Just a word of advice - if you plan to put out dried mealworms instead of live ones, please soak them in water first (overnight) and then drain.  Dried mealworms can dehydrate small chicks.

slug psychology

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 16:36

Have you tried dropping them in water and seeing if they rehydrate and spring back to life? 

Ants nesting in Bay tree pot

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 18:22

If not done so already, stand the pot on something to get it off the ground/patio.  Old bricks will do.  If I leave pots on my patio, the ants bury up from the joins in between the block paving and see the entrance to the pot as a new world to conquer and then inhabit.  Also, if you give the pot a really good soaking that can sometimes be enough to make them move on.  They don't like being waterlogged.

Too much time on my hands

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 16:12

Chutney?

Olive Trees

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 15:16

My Olive Tree in a pot is looking quite sorry for itself, and I thought it was on the way out, but the other day I dd spot some very early sign of new year buds.  I think the long cold spring has not helped.  I'm hoping it's just complaining but once the weather warms up, it'll sort itself out.

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