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Garlic bulbs for winter or spring?

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 00:37

Sorry to disagree, but I have never been convinced that frosts are needed to make the bulb separate into cloves.  Over the years I have planted garlic in Autumn, Winter and Spring.  They have been frozen and snowed on some years, but not in others. Makes absolutely no difference!

Garlic bulbs for winter or spring?

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 17:42

I think you might be best to give those garlic bulbs a miss and buy some in good condition for planting in Autumn.

Elephant garlic is not actually garlic, though it is treated much the same.


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:07

You only have to look at silage fields to see how 'scalped' grass can be.  Farmers cut it down to ground level and it always recovers.  They also either apply manure (not applicable in your situation) or fertilizer to get it going fast.

Potato flowers

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 12:49

Buddyboy, you are being too simplistic.  Seed potatoes are not just small tubers from last year's crop.

Seed potatoes are grown by specialists.  I can't remember the rules.  I did know once, many year's ago.  If you look into the subject, or you may already know, seed potatoes traditionally came from Scotland and Northern Ireland.  They are not just any old saved tuber.

slugs in the lawn

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 15:19

Could be leatherjackets.  Many people have complained about them this year.  

Problems with Freesia bulbs not growing

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 01:13

Said indoor bulb on the instructions.

Please identify

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 01:10

I think it is sad anybody has reached adulthood and not know what sticky grass/goosegrass is.  Used to stick it to fellow pupils at school!!

Organic slug control

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 22:22

Mattbeer, if you cut the slugs in half, why do you collect up the remains?  Leave them where they are and they will be gone by the morning.  Eaten by slugs, maybe.

Peas flowering

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 22:19

Please tell us what variety they are; it will be on the packet.

Problems with Freesia bulbs not growing

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 22:18

I planted some in the greenhouse during the first week of April.

They are just coming through now.  They are just below the surface of the compost.

They are from Peter Nyssen who has always been reliable.

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