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Building a garden bed over cement plzzzz help

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 10:44
That would allow the soil to escape under the wood; I think the boards have to be flush to the ground.

Building a garden bed over cement plzzzz help

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 01:21
I have the soil straight on the Tarmac. I am experimenting with damp-proof plastic between the soil and the wooden surround to see if that stops it rotting so quickly.

Drainage has never been a problem, and I make no arrangement for it. Water always finds its way out.

Fast growing hedging

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 01:15
I'd add dog rose, too.

Building a garden bed over cement plzzzz help

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 08:32
All my raised beds where I grow vegetables are on Tarmac. Drainage is not a problem. But drying out is.

Any sprouts expert in the house? (pic)

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 00:37
It was always said that the flavour was improved by a frost. That's why many country folk won't buy sprouts until there has been a good frost. The same goes for parsnips.

Picking frozen sprouts must be one of the nastiest jobs going.

Fast growing hedging

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 00:33
Now is the time to purchase mixed hedge packs from hedging nurseries. Won't cost you ??2000 and you will be surprised how quickly a mixture will grow.

Avoid Leylandii like the plague. Nasty things, especially numerous ones.


Posted: 13/11/2014 at 00:27
It does all depend on the variety. December flowering is quite common for some.

****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 11:10
I was prescribed a medication by a doctor which is now written on my notes as something I'm allergic too.

A second doctor told me to stop taking the medication as it was 'killing me'!

It can happen. A friend's dog was also mis-diagnosed by a vet.

The patient usually knows when something is going awry, you just have to hope you have a doctor who listens.

****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 18:48
Have a word with your GP to make sure it doesn't happen again. I have to go for my breast exam to a travelling van which would involve three bus journeys rather than travel to one less than 6 miles away. Same van different stopping place.

Luckily I have a car, but if I didn't...................

Any sprouts expert in the house? (pic)

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 18:37
They have been selectively bred to produce sprouts for us. The reproductive bit is in the top.

Incidentally the stems on your poor little plants have gone woody so they'll never manage to grow into anything useful.

There is a choice of maturing times with sprouts. Many people want them as a vegetable in the Winter after Christmas, others want them in the Autumn. Maturity time is usually written on the packet. Anything from August to March depending on variety.

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