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ash from wood burner

Posted: Today 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!

Tree Roots

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 11:51

kill the tree

dig down to the roots and bang some copper nails into them, hopefully it'll kill the tree slowly so it looks like its a disease, alternatively you could drill some holes in the root and put brushwood killer in the holes, then claim ash die back has killed it! 


Orchid problems

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 13:04

there are a couple of good roots on the pictures, in the same way as the bottom leaves de off occasionally, the roots do the same. It should be fine.

best time to pot up is after its finished flowering, give it a couple of weeks to recover and then repot.

I have mine on coir and bark boards, that way I don't have to bother repotting


Posted: 14/10/2014 at 12:59

if its your land (or your land lord is ok with it) you can put up a 6 foot fence without planning permission

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