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Posted: Today at 14:31

all hair can compost, you just need to mix it in with something to keep it separated otherwise it just mats and doesn't rot properly

Dahlias destroyed by animal in garden

Posted: Yesterday at 08:55

its unlikely be cats breaking your dahlia's, more likely foxes.

leave the tubers where they are and they should produce shoots again this year, you might even get some very late flowers.

Tart sloe gin

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 15:28

did you add sugar to the mix? I usually add a pound of sugar per pound of fruit.

Limpy Plants

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 15:11

pinching out - count five or six leaves up from the soil level and snip of the growth above a leaf, you'll prob remove half of the plant - do not panic it will be fine!

then move them outside into full sun and only water when the compost gets dry to the touch

Last edited: 27 July 2016 15:12:08

Growing garlic

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 15:02

the rust spores will get everywhere and infect plants next year, you're best off just buying uncontaminated stock, eating this years bulbs and burning the rest as you don't want to compost it as it'll survive the composting process.

you might want to give all your tools a good wash as well, just to make sure

unknown tree

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 12:12

shape of the tree might be a problem, like I said the previous owner was not a gardener and everything had just been snipped it rather than pruned properly.

i'll see what I can get tomorrow.

unknown tree

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 09:17

I thought quince too when I first saw it, but i'm sure quinces are supposed to have spikes (like pears do sometimes) and this is free of spines/spikes.

I'm over at the allotment tomorrow, what picture do you think would help?

Maincrop potatoes yellowing

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 15:14

more likely to do with watering, now is the time that the tubers are swelling, so the plants have put their full water supply into growing them instead of supporting themselves. problem is I don't think its recoverable situation as watering won't help the plants, though it might help the forming tubers 

unknown tree

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 15:12

its not a cherry as the barks not right, to be honest the person who had the allotment before me was not a grower, the full site was covered in plastic and he's planted potatoes thru slits in it (the full site), but then never harvested so this spring there were potatoes popping up everywhere!

i'm still thinking magnolia unless anyone has any other ideas?

unknown tree

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 12:02

I've inherited an allotment as part of job to use for a project, there is a small orchard that has been planted sometime in the last two or three years going by the size of the trees,

this tree however I can't identify, at first it though it was a medlar, but the leaves don't feel right, a little voice in the back of my head is telling me its a magnolia? any thoughts

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