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Posted: 24/02/2015 at 00:21

Double Glazing glass and houseplants

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 00:18
There are some house plants that do not like to go in the sun whether double-glazed or not.

Hedgehog or rats

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 16:50
You must check the trap every day. Every so often is not often enough!


Posted: 23/02/2015 at 00:31
It usually means you have inadvertently planted a double clove, or even a treble one where you have three shoots. Leave them be; you can't do much about it now..

Watering potatoes in tower

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 00:28
It really does depend how high your tower is, but I'm not sure it will work. But, hey, experimentation is grand!


Posted: 23/02/2015 at 00:24
Not sure what you're looking for, but have you looked either in agricultural/horse magazines or visited an agricultural merchants.

Does size matter?

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 16:46
I dunno, there are about 90 varieties in my local garden centre. How many more does anybody want?

We can buy the potatoes singly if we wish, and the centre owner is there to give advice on suitable varieties for specific uses.

Chitting Tatties

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 22:45
Don't be too speedy to plant them out as the foliage can't take any frost. The best sprouts are short and stout, so keep the potatoes cool but in the light.


Posted: 21/02/2015 at 14:55
Not harmful, just not so good to eat.

Talkback: Stinging nettles

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 14:48
If you spray with Glyphosate weedkiller now it will be totally wasted. It only works when the plant is actively growing and has a good show of leaves.

If you want to get active in the garden now, pull up the nettle roots and burn them. They usually come up easily and it is so satisfying.

Discussions started by Welshonion

Apple Day

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