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Posted: 07/02/2015 at 23:52
They are for sale in the shops, so go ahead and chit them. Keep them in the light, not dark, and keep them cool but frost-free. Do not rub off all the shoots, but be careful with them so they don't get knocked off..

They are called maincrop, because that is what they are. They will stay in the ground much longer and they will take you through many months if you have enough. Earlies are for eating as soon as they are big enough; with loads of butter!

Pruning a Budlea Tree??

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 14:40
Not sure I would cut back so drastically as 18 inches if the circumference of the trunk is 12 inches.

Maybe do it in yearly stages.

Growing with Coir

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 00:47
Look at the date on Mike's post.

soil sieves

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 00:42
Do you not appreciate it is impossible to answer questions on a new type of sieve, without seeing what the new type of sieve looks like?

blanket weed

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 00:38
Try and get hold of some barley straw and stuff it in some old tights with a stone to sink it. Chuck it in the pond.

Birdfood = worms = MOLES!

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 20:19
The moles are on the move everywhere, though the frost and snow have put a stop to their tunnelling at the moment.

They are busy feeding up and looking for mole partners.

soil sieves

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 20:16
How about a picture? You may be re-inventing the wheel.

water butt tap not working

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 19:37
Fishy if you do it with diesel/petrol or mucky water you improve your technique no end; or you get a mouthful of uck!!!!! I speak from experience.

water butt tap not working

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 00:59
What a complicated description of siphoning.

Place the end of the hose pipe (not too long a length, just enough to reach the bottom of the butt, and down to the ground on the outside) in the water butt. Suck water through it. Just before the water reaches your mouth seal the end of the pipe with your thumb and take the pipe down to the ground and water should siphon out of it.
When the siphon is going well you can make sure the pipe goes as low in the water as it will without the siphon stopping. You'll be able to tip the butt to get the last water out easily.

Manure or something else?

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 09:21
Free manure is always preferable to something you have to buy!

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