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Posted: 18/03/2016 at 00:23
greenfingers steve, your information about orange peels is just rubbish, or should that be compost. And since when is adding banana skins likely to add much to the chemical profile of your compost?

Bees: How can we do more ?

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 14:51
You only have to watch TV adverts in the Summer to see how much the gardening chemical companies spend. TV companies are never going to bite the hand that feeds them.

What do we do about the badger?

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 14:45
Sorry Mark, you're mistaken. If a badger comes upon a hedgehog, it will kill it, just as they destroy bumble bee and wasps nests. They are omnivores.

Bees: How can we do more ?

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:58
There are a few seeds that are routinely dressed. It will state that on the packet. Most agricultural seeds are dressed, but you are unlikely to be buying 25kg of seeds at a time!

Home made slow release fertilizer

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:47
Tomato fertilizer is really suitable for fruiting plants like tomato, cucumber etc. It is not designed for any old plant, That is just wasteful, though I use it double-diluted for house plants.

I assume you are feeding plants in pots,and baskets not in the open ground.


Posted: 16/03/2016 at 01:04
Look for lengths of corrugated plastic and add your own wires to hold it in place. They last for years.

Bees: How can we do more ?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 18:41
Mr J is quite correct. Every product has a label. Read it thoroughly before you buy. And try not to be snarky to someone who states the obvious.

Spiky weeds??

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 18:35
Caper Spurge. Poisonous.


Posted: 15/03/2016 at 12:51
The easiest way to remove a shrub from a pot is to put the pot on its side and roll it back and forth while easing it out, holding the trunk.

Forsythia - forgot to prune

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 23:46
It is recommended to take out one third of the flowered branches every year. In that way the bush is renewed every three years.

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