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Waterlogged Garden never gets the sun

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 15:47
Sorry, but any suggestion of overall paving and pots is just so eco-unfriendly. I offered to water the garden of friends when they were away. Everything was in pots - loads of them - and I had to apply gallons of water; every day. Luckily for them they were unmetered. Perhaps if they had been they would not have had so many pots!

Waterlogged Garden never gets the sun

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 09:50
It sounds as though you have a drainage problem. Your best bet is a herringbone of trenches, filled with stones or land drains leading to a soakaway if you can't drain on to the road or somewhere suitable.

It does depend on your soil; you don't say what it is.

getting ready for the great Garden Bird Watch

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 18:34
Peat B make sure the porridge oats you put out are uncooked. Cooked porridge will get in their feathers and cause problems it is so sticky.

getting ready for the great Garden Bird Watch

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 20:41
The starlings leave one sentry in the tree to call the others when I put out the food. One year I put 46 into the Bird count (it was correct) and the RSPB queried it.

I think they should ask if you feed the birds, because it makes a great difference to the numbers. Though we have plenty of wrens and wagtails and they never come to the bird table.

seed pellets

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 15:33
Seed pellets are an expensive way of buying seeds. If you want to sow thinly in the greenhouse put the seeds on a saucer and just slide as many seeds as you need into the soil with your finger or thumb. It may seem a bit laborious but it will save loads of time when pricking out or thinning..

What's best for a thick fast hedge

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 15:28
Do not plant anything evergreen close to your house; it will depress you.

Beech is good as it keeps its dead leaves through the Winter but bursts forth with new leaves in the Spring.

Has anyone successfully stopped a planning application before?

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 12:51
Have the ancient apple trees got Tree Preservation Orders on them?

Egg dilemma?

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 10:59
Fresh eggs keep for a minimum of three weeks. They can be frozen in convenient lots, but label them with the number or volume.

Of course chickens are cannibals! They are omnivores and bullies, sometimes, and will peck a fellow chicken to death if they perceive it is a weakling.

Why don't you hard boil them and pickle them. What a tasty treat.

I certainly would not add raw egg to a worm colony. Not sure why, but I wouldn't.

Just read the OP; you only have 10 to deal with. Hardly a problem. Custard or scrambled eggs for lunch.

Has anyone successfully stopped a planning application before?

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 10:51
Tootles says the building is already listed.


Posted: 30/12/2014 at 00:52
Are they sold for planting or for cooking? If they are sold for cooking they may not shoot if they have been sprayed with a shoot retardant.

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