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Posted: 18/08/2013 at 00:20

Ooooooooooo Errrrrrr. Don't you know elderberry trees are associated with witches? I hope you said a good luck spell before you cut it down.

Though on the other hand they are said to attract lightening so you should be OK.


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 17:15

Take yourself down to the garden centre or somewhere that sells seeds and read the packets.  They will say when you can sow.  You will probably be able to pick up reduced price packets which will be ideal for next year.

There is still time to sow salad leaves and other things.  In Sept you can start off onion sets in modules for next year, to plant out later in the autumn.

If you are not an experienced gardener do not go mad, just pick out a few things you would like to grow.

State of Water in Water Butts

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 14:59

Hi Alan that's just what I use.  Cut the top off just under the rim, loosen one of the plugs, reverse the top and water will flow in every time it rains.

Apple Trees

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 14:49

You are unlikely to get a decent apple from a random seed, but having said that Bramley Seedling is just that - a seedling, so it is possible.


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 14:45

You do not have to plait them.  You can store them in plastic trays, in boxes, wherever you want.  Leave them to fully dry in the greenhouse, on the garage floor, workbench or on a wire frame under cover.


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 14:39

The seeds are very viable so soon it will spread all over the garden, so beware!

And it is of course poisonous.

Talkback: Creeping thistle

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 09:46

You will never beat creeping thistle by digging out, unless you are going down very, very deep!  Every bit of root left behind will re-grow.

Will security lightning / street lighting upset my vegetable plot?

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 09:38

As Bob mentioned, light like that can harm humans.  I hope you have black-out curtains.


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 00:07

Are these 'keeping' apples, because early apples are usually better eaten and not stored?  For example Worcester and Beauty of Bath are for immediate eating.

Check the varieties.  If you want to preserve early apples freezing, bottling, etc are best rather than wrapping them up and putting in boxes.  I don't know the varieties personally! 

Talkback: Growing courgettes

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 16:13

If the small courgettes fall off instead of developing it is because they have not been fertilized.

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