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Posted: 26/09/2013 at 00:09

Zoomer, there are lots of greens that go through the winter.  And best of all, leeks.


Posted: 26/09/2013 at 00:06

To be honest, I think it's a crop that is best left to the professional.  If they are still small now, there's not much time for them to grow much bigger.

Roots of Holm Oak

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 00:01

Don't do it then!

Tomato plant is this late blight ?

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 17:25

Yes it is blight. When you have removed the tomatoes, burn the plant so that you don't spread the infection.

"Plant in ericaceous compost" not specific enough!

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 17:21

Calculate in your mind how far you think the plant is going to spread and make sure you use ericaceous compost in the hole you dig.  Is it going to grow into a big plant, or is is a rockery azalea?  Or is it in a pot?

1st Time Growing Garlic

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 00:42

I usually plant my garlic at half-term, late October.  Separate the cloves and plant only the biggest ones from the outside of the bulb.  Ensure you are planting single cloves, not doublers.

Don't plant too deep, but ensure the clove is buried.  From 6 - 9 inches apart each way. 

Giant Peas?

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 00:32

I have always found that peas exceed their stated height.

The demise of our native songthrush.

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 18:23

Ummmmmmmmm!  It's not only farmers who use slug pellets.  Hands up those on this board who use them.  Yes, I thought so!

The blackbirds will be arriving from Scandanavia soon, followed by the redwings and fieldfares. There are so many berries this year, I'm not sure they'll get to us in the far west.

There was a thrush sitting on the wheelbarrow earlier this week, and plenty of evidence they have been busy cracking snails around the garden.

Roots of Holm Oak

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 18:15

How close did you intend to plant?

Rainwater versus tap

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 13:09

Alan, why do you use Jeyes Fluid in your water butts?  There has been a thread about this before, and if you keep your water butts well-covered, they never need washing out, and certainly not with Jeyes Fluid.

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