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No compost reviews at B&Q

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 17:24

Clueless Gardener, John Innes is a recipe, not a brand.  It could be made by just anybody and is no guarantee of good quality.

best way to get rid of rats

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 01:39

Archipem, you seem very relaxed about your rats.  They all carry leptospirosis aka Weils Disease, so do take care when handling your compost.


Unwelcome rabbits

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 19:00

Bit early for Easter Bunnies!

Sad looking Forsythia- Goldmine

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 09:29

It looks as though the branches on the right will flower this year.  The green branches on the left will flower in 2015.

You can cut out the flowered branches AFTER they have flowered.  In an ideal world one third of the branches that have flowered should be cut out each year to keep new branches coming.  But do not cut out branches without flowers or you are removing the next year's flowers.

Spud fairs...

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 10:45

David Matthews, the garden centre in Newcastle-Emlyn has up to 90 varieties on offer every year.  How could you have missed that?

You can buy potatoes of most of the varieties individually, so you can buy, say, six of lots of varieties.  And there will be knowledgeable advice on hand. 

Reducing the Noise from Road

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 17:13

To be honest the sound of wind chimes is not pleasanter than any sound.  They are an abomination.

Spud fairs...

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 00:25

Never grow any potatoes which are easy to buy in the supermarket.  Grow something new to you each year.  Enjoy, there's nothing like the first freshly dug new potatoes.

Reducing the Noise from Road

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 00:22

I would suggest you also visit the house at night, before you buy and see what the noise is like. Park in the road and listen. Will you be able to stand the noise when you have the windows open in the summer?  When you want to be in the garden?

Hedges (much better at filtering noise than walls) are a possibility, but they do take time to grow and thicken up.


Posted: 27/12/2013 at 16:08

Can you tell us why you want to cut the leader of the tree?  It is often not a good idea.

Crocus Bulbs coming through in December

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 12:09

Not sure why you think it's a problem.  Quite normal behaviour! 

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