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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 00:00

Thoughts with you dove. Stressful day for you and yours.  Not exactly the day ??ou planned but you've done well.    Hope tomorrow will,be whole lot better.  I'm sure it will be 

Nice sentiments Woody.  (  My nephew is recently qualified paramedic on duty today )

 

Path idea, my pathway for a great garden design

Posted: 25/12/2013 at 19:29

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Xmas jokes

Posted: 25/12/2013 at 18:10

Fairygirl......seriously, it was shut down because he was caught smoking pot last night and arrested.   It's ok he  must have had a release claus cos he came here later. 

tree stumps

Posted: 25/12/2013 at 17:58

Can you dig out the main tree stump philippa?

A recent thread about sumach may help you 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/12/2013 at 17:52

Just checking in.  Full to brimming.

Oh heck Stscey.  Hope you get power soon.  You'll look back soon and laugh at this 

It must be a very young sausage sandwich to be put to bed so early Punkdoc !

Hey. I saw the real father Xmas last night.  I was soooo excited 

Just moved - horrible garden

Posted: 25/12/2013 at 13:06

Talk to your neighbours.  See what they grow.  

A pond seems increasingly to make sense but it doesn't mean you can't have absolutely beautiful plants there too.  

If after talking to your neighbours etc you think your garden is a wet one then plan accordingly.  Clearly you won't waste money on Mediterranean plants, for example, and ??ou can check out those that will grow there.  Here on the forum we will have loads of suggestions 

Sow Some Veg Together - Confuse A Carrot Fly !!

Posted: 25/12/2013 at 12:59

Newboy 

Sow Some Veg Together - Confuse A Carrot Fly !!

Posted: 25/12/2013 at 12:22

Onions and carrots side by side is good for many reasons....they complement each other. A good row of onions for me grows to more than 60 cm thereby providing another barrier to carrot fly.  The odour of onions does help confuse the carrot fly. 

Fleece is by far and away the best solution to carrot fly I think.  It is light, moderates temperatures and is aesthetically pleasing.  Polythene gets heavy with dirt and rain so can damage young crops and barriers look awful.   As soon as seed is sown cover with fleece.....it keeps off cats, etc., whilst germinating and warms the seed.  Being lightweight it does not weigh down the emerging carrots. It is easy to access when pulling carrots too.  I use metal U shaped pins to peg down the fleece

I agree that, along with everything in nature, pests are more savvy now.

Note that parsley too suffers from carrot fly.

I don't have a problem with carrot fly.....I use fleece early but have natural "barriers" around my veg patch, viz., a mixture of shrubs to one side, a lavendar hedge to another and a runner bean framework on another during the summer. 

My veg patch is smaller now so rotation is not really practised as well as it once was but, so far, it's effective 

I grow veg in rows grouped in 4.....viz., I have a tool that makes 4 rows 3" apart.  Each group of 4 is separated by 15".  I use this for carrots, spring onions, Beetroot, etc but onions are grown conventionally

Just moved - horrible garden

Posted: 25/12/2013 at 11:41

can do a lot with that deb.

main thing...that waterlogging.  Or is it just wet like everybody else's right now?  Couple of nice shrubs to give you privacy from the road? check out a holly...golden king.  Evergreen, beautiful and a natural conical shape.  Maybe two, one each side of your gate?

do simple PH test to check if you have acid or alkaline soil.  this will tell you what you can and cannot grow.

think you can have fun doing that garden deb

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/12/2013 at 20:44

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