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Water Butts

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 23:52
Your water butts should not need cleaning out if you keep them well covered at all times. I have not cleaned mine out for years. If dipping watering cans just make sure they are clean.

Bargins on the high street

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 13:54
Only if you need and will use 2 kg.

Canada Geese going home : (

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 14:39
A more usual method of discouraging Canada Geese is to remove the eggs from the nests. Many wildlife reserves try not to allow them to breed. They are not native and there are several downsides to them. It is unusual to kill them when they have goslings. Maybe they applied for the licences too late to deal with the eggs.

turning air into soluble nitrate to feed garden??

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 00:09
Would it not just be easier to grow nitrogen-fixing plants, such as legumes?

Canada Geese going home : (

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 00:06
The Canada geese are flying now because they have finished moulting and growing new feathers.

We have some house martins among the swallows which use the wires as a staging post before they fly off to Africa. I love to hear them chatting away!

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 16:35
To make them bush out. At the moment they hide very little of that fence; indeed, they draw attention to it!

Pheasant Berry - propagation

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 13:09
It takes very easily from cuttings.

Tomato truss broken

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 13:07
Ugh! the lot of them IMO.

Onions - Autumn planting

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 13:05
Pick them young, not like they are in the supermarket, those are too old. Pick them before they have to have the strings removed.

Not sure what you mean by 'prune'. Just pinch out the growing tip when they threaten to get too tall to reach the beans.

Usually we have a frost which kills them about the same time you get tired of eating them. Try not to freeze them, they should be treated like a seasonal vegetable IMO. But above all eat them eat them young.

Wasps eating apples.

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 12:57
Depends on the variety. Some apples are ready August/September, some not mature until October/November.

If you pick them too early and keep them in a warmish place they will wrinkle before they ripen.

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