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Gardening Survey for Project

Posted: Yesterday at 12:03


pretty plant needed for bathroom

Posted: Yesterday at 11:59

 Nepenthes Alata, has nice colour all year round, catches fly's in summer and loves a humid environment like a bathroom, does well with diffused light - like the light that comes thru a frosted bathroom window too!

Wild flowers

Posted: Yesterday at 11:36

you should cut a wildflower meadow in late august/early September (right after the kids go back to school is perfect) wait until a dry week as you want the cuttings to lay in the sun for a couple of days as this allows the seed to drop.

it needs to be cut about 2 to 3 inches tall and then as much raked off as possible, you want little to no nutrients going back into the soil as it encourages grass/nettles/brambles to take root.

I would also add some yellow rattle seed as this is a parasite of grass and will weaken it, allowing the wildflowers to thrive.

you can cut is with a scythe (if you want your back to ache) a strimmer (as long as you don't much up what you cut - as its a nightmare to rake off afterwards)

but the easiest way is a powered allen scythe -  maybe the council will hire you one as you've taken over the maintainance of the area? round here its about £85 a day to hire or £120 for a whole weekend. you can even get a small bailer attachment.

ash from wood burner

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 12:51

as long as the wood you are burning is not treated (bits of off cuts are commonly burned by people) it'll be fine, if it is treated id be more tempted to bin the ash as you don't know what residual chemicals from the wood treatment is in the ash


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 14:12

dig up the turf and replace with fake grass??

Have you ever left your poly tunnel up over winter?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 14:02

I had one that was 8 foot by 10 foot and it survived 80MPH gales last winter totally unharmed (didn't survive the local little darlings who attacked it with bricks during the summer - but that's another problem), just depends on what quality it is, mine is dug into the ground, so its pretty solid!

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 13:58

hardly any rain over night here on the Durham/North Yorkshire border, clear blue sky's from just after sunrise, its a little blowy, but the wind was worse on Sunday!

Pot size advice please

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 12:10

what species of trees are they?

in general the answer to pot sizes for trees is - the biggest pot you can get!

Protection for new apple tree?

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 12:07

you can get plastic tubes for rabbits and vole protection, commonly called rabbit spirals, but to be honest if you're on a residential street you should be fine without.

How old is your houseplant?

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 11:54

I have a cutting of an aspidistra that is from my great-grandmothers original plant (which is happily living in my mothers front room), my grandmother said that she was bought it as a wedding present during world war one by my great-great-grandfather!

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