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Sycamore trees

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 17:05

elf'n'appiness, we seem to be managing quite well without a question or any details!

Starlings not migrating

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 01:21

Yes we do have some resident starlings, but the large flocks we have in the Winter are migrants from elsewhere. Scandinavia and Russia.

I dislike them.  I put down cheap porridge oats from the supermarket.  They will all fly away round about St Patricks Day.  

planting potatoes

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 01:08

Cas, I hesitate to say Google, but if you do you can take your choice of places to buy them.  But do check their blight resistance as some commercial varieties are better grown by the professionals than amateurs.

James Grieve apple

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 00:06

Jim, try not to type in upper case!  All nurseries which stock apple trees will sell James Grieve, it is a very well-known variety.

Sycamore trees

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 23:58

May burn well, but give out no heat.  Nasty trees for so many reasons!


Posted: 03/12/2012 at 11:13

One year I felt quite smug as the price of leeks rose in the supermarkets because of a prolonged (that is several weeks) period of frost.  I had lots in the garden, but when I came to dig them out they were frozen in the ground!  So, if we are in for a big freeze, dig a few and put them somewhere cool, but above ground, like a shed or garage.

Otherwise they will be fine in the ground, just make sure to use them before the hard flower stalk develops when they start to grow in the Spring.

Help please

Posted: 02/12/2012 at 16:25

Andrew, you don't say what kind of 'ferns'.  Are you talking about bracken or ferns which grow in clumps?  You will never get rid of bracken by digging.  Chemical control is feasible or cutting down until it weakens, which will take a long time.  

Most of us do not live where the application of pigs is recommended!

Brambles can be dug out; it is the best method.  Hard work but effective.

Take care not to try and tackle too big an area at once or you will become dispirited.  Start on a small area and get that up and growing before you expand.

Getting crafty with corn

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 01:24

Leave them on the lawn for the birds.  Then you can compost the remains.

Gunnera manicata

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 00:08

Either cut off the leaves or wait until they collapse with the frost.


Posted: 26/11/2012 at 00:03

If you buy one check out the length of flex.  Some companies are dead mean.  And also check it will take the size of trays you will be using.

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