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All sort of bugs in the soil

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 00:27

How do you know they were nasties?  The rule of thumb I follow is if they move fast they are goodies.  If they move slowly they are baddies.

Midges/mosquito help!!!

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 19:12

You could also eat garlic!!

EU proposes ban on traditional seed

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 16:18

Well of course the big companies that already control over 80 percent of seed sales want to control the rest.  Anybody surprised?

We will be able to collect seeds from plants that are grown from open-pollinated plants, but we won't be able to save seeds from hybrid plants.  Take a look through your catalogues and see how many of the seeds are hybrids.

Encouraging bats in our gardens

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 14:58

Saw pips flasing past the window yesterday evening as they left the roost under the fascia boards.  They are about!  The earliest I have seen them was on a February evening a couple of years ago.  But not this year.

Daffodils

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 14:36

Have to say there are hundreds of different daffodils.  Look on the web, or better still visit a National Collection.  Take a good picture then you can continue your research after the bloom has disappeared.

info on celendine plants

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 14:34

Think twice and then think three times before you introduce such an invasive plant into your garden.  Yes, they are pretty and cheerful but they spread, but at least they are a discreet weed for most of the year.

If you are hell-bent on acquiring some, just ask about and someone will give you some, and good riddance.

tree fern

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 12:28

GillyL, are you saying it has been in an old oak barrel for 10 years and you haven't given it anything to eat?  No wonder it is fading before your eyes.

Do not now go to the other extreme and over-feed it.  Do it correctly and regularly.

Greenhouse Glass

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 12:24

Expensive maybe, but a worthwhile investment.  Remember you are getting a greenhouse for just £120.00.  Bargain!

Glass is easy to clean, among other good things.  Make sure you write the correct dimensions for the glass somewhere you can find them as you will inevitably break another in the future.

tree fern

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 01:11

Are you feeding your tree fern well?  And watering it well?  From having seen them growing naturally they like to grow in the shade.  Is yours in the shade?

Hot roof garden = dry pots!

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 01:07

The bigger the pots, the less the evaporation will be.  Consolodate your planting so you have bigger pots and more plants in them.

You will still have to do an awful lot of watering, that is inevitable.

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