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Carrot bed

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 16:29

I use fleece too.....rarely have carrot fly.

careful about making your soil too dry and light.  Carrots need a constant moisture level in the soil or they will crack when dry soil becomes wet again.  No manure but a good organic fertiliser like fish blood and bone mixed well into the soil is wise.  Keep moist until germination and then do not allow the soil to dry out.

I have tried several of the new hybrid carrot seed but Early Nantes and Chantenay grown well makes delicious salad carrots.  I munch carrots by the load in can recognise me by my orange face!!!

diy concrete projectile

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 16:18

I made concrete containers and made "stone" containers from old washine machine drum and others.  Geoff Hamilton was fhe inspiration.  Cannot remember the mix exactly but 3 to 1 with a few handsfull of moss peat sounds about right..  He made containers by using boxes one inside another and filled with this mix.  I covered plastic pots.....that didnt work well ......washine machine drum, old kitchen sinks and actually made one from old slate....this looks superb to this day.  They all look like stone.....all weigh a ton !  Probably worth a few bob but not selling works of art 

Patchy Lawn.

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 12:54

You have a can dig out this grass.  Then re seed.  You can lift the blades of rogue grass and pull it out, piece by piece.  You can cut these blades close to soil level.  Doing this weakens the rogue grasses.  Close mowing encourages the finer grasses to the detriment of the coarser grasses.  Or you can set the blades of the mower higher, feed fhe grass and allow the grasses to blend in.

Planting Yucca in Ground

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 12:26

Think again about planting yuccas Tim.  I removed one for an old neighbour few years back when he seriously damaged her face on it.  She was inch or so away from losing her eye. 


Posted: 11/05/2015 at 12:22

Winter, I appeal to your sense of goodness.......send me your choisya white dazzler 

lovely day ...very warm. About 17 degrees.  Will get in a couple of echinaceas later from a batch of Cheyenne from last year  so not sure of colours yet. They are all in 3 litre pots now so well established


Posted: 11/05/2015 at 07:43

Morning everyone 


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 23:26

Good luck on Thursday Flumpy.  Stick to your guns and you will be fine.  Sometimes we all have to make a stand.





Help, I think I'm cultivation a dandylion😑

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 21:07

Funny isn't it?  We dig up and destroy dandelions yet Im loving my doronicum.  Is there really much difference?

When to plant hellebores

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 21:01

Any time Caroline.  Pot them up asap.  I would though choose  Ashwoods.  Select colour and type you want 

Salix Tree

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 18:06

Thats mine too Carol.  Could well  be the weedkiller.   Bit late fo complain to the Council.  I received compo once when council guy sprayed road below my hedge.

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who cares who wins?

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Just a suggestion...

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Taking life for granted......

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