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To prune or not to prune

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 14:42

There was an item about it on Gardener's Question Time and the consensus was that gardeners should curb their tendency to 'tidy up' until later in the Spring.

Cornus, if it has coloured stems, and flowering currant I would certainly leave until later.

Water butt advice

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 16:12

If you are using old blue plastic chemical containers, they have one or two plug holes in the lid.  Cut the lid off just below the rim and turn it over.  Remove the plug, place the lid on the container and it will fill.  You don't need to cover it with anything as the plug hole is slightly high so only water goes in.

When the container is full you can just replace the plug in the plug-hole. If the water is always covered the water will stay clear and sweet from year to year.

Water butt advice

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 01:03

Make sure the butt has a close-fitting lid.  Then the water will remain clear.

Transplanting established hedges using machinery

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 17:46

Just take as big a rootball as you can. 

Courgettes - Self Pollunating

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 17:42

Not sure what you mean.  They are naturally self and cross-pollinating.  I would not try growing them from self collected seed as courgettes are very promiscuous and cross with any other variety in the vicinity or garden next-door.

Swedes & Turnips

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 17:11

Swedes, especially, are better field-grown.  And frankly they are cheap, so is it really worth growing them?  Room for something valuable like French Beans.

Help identifying a plant

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 17:07

The seed pods are often dried for flower arrangements. The flowers are not showy like the berries.

Where will I put them all?

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 15:51

Avoid Parkers like the plague.  Or if you want to take a chance read the posts on this board first.

Or maybe you are a Parkers charm offensive trying to counteract the negative feed-back on the site.

fixing fleece / closches

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 20:09

Sarah, if you are using wire arches, where do you intend to use the bamboos?

You don't say the age of your students, but try to ensure that most of your crops mature during term-time.  It is a shame if you have to leave the garden in the summer just as you have usable crops.

The only comment I would make about metal pins (cheap in a camping shop) is that they make holes in the fleece which shortens its life considerably.

new for old sprouted potatoes

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 20:01

If you are new to veg growing start off with the seeds and plants and seed potatoes that will give you the very best chance of success.

The time for experimentation and risk-taking is when you are more experienced.

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