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Narrow Garden Issue

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 23:28
It may be slender but no good for wildlife.

You may be better-off planting something like teasels, or buddlia or cotoniaster or honeysuckle.

Help identifing a nest

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 23:22
Probably abandoned. Most eggs are laid in Spring.

Beech Hedging

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 20:57
I just wanted you to establish whether the leaves were browning as a result of Autumn or lack of water. It has been very dry with us recently.

Beech Hedging

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 13:46
Quite normal, so long as they have enough water. They will hold the brown leaves throughout the Winter and cast them in the Spring

Beans for drying- now what?

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 12:31
If you keep them in the freezer, you probably won't dry them to the stage where they have to be soaked for long. They will be what is referred to as demi-sec. If you chuck a handful in a stew for instance they will cook beautifully.

Canned beans taste gross. Your own will be loverly!

It's all quite shameful...

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 10:48
My aged mother went out with the family to a restaurant and got a little drunk. I cheered! Many people of her age were stuck in care homes.

Which? Compost reviews

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 10:45
No peat sources are sustainable. Peat was laid down millions of years ago. They ain't making it any more!

Bulbs in Pots

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 10:42
Snowdrops 'au naturelle' are fine, but if they are fully dehydrated to be sold as bulbs it is difficult to get them going again; that is why they are sold 'in the green' soon after flowering.

Bulbs do need feeding to build up for the next year. A bulb is simply a storage vessel. The best time to feed is when they are in full growth. From when they first emerge until they flower. As soon as they start to die back it is too late.

Beans for drying- now what?

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 10:36
Easiest is to store them in the freezer, unless you can be sure they are rattling dry, in which case you can store them in jars.

Lovely tree

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 18:21
The leaves are very distinctive, nothing like Dordogne Damsel's.

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