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Good nice looking water butt advice?

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 12:56

Have you explored what your water supplier has to offer?  Wickes sell cheap water diverters to fit in your down-pipes.

Identifying beneficial insect larvae

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 12:54

There is a cheap Collins Gem book in that Bookshop in the Sky.  I have not seen it but the whole series of their books are pretty reliable.

Wild flowers not now mowed down

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 12:48

People also seem to have a desire to cut the verges outside their houses?  Why?

They are probably the same people who applaud the councils for cutting country verges, and banks, orchids, bluebells and all.

Organic Solutions?

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 12:42

I think they start from ground level up so cutting off the tips will not help much.

preserving heritage tomatoes

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 12:40

When you save the seed you have to allow the seed to ferment before you wash it and then dry it.  There are specific instructions on several web-sites.

Garlic

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 12:36

I have never watered garlic; does it need it?  They are a Mediterranean crop.

Potatoes

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 12:33

I don't know Rooster but usually there will not be a crop worth digging until the plant has flowered.  If they are maincrop they can be left until the foliage dies down naturally.

Next year I would grow mainly earlies as you will be able to harvest them earlier as they are meant to be small.

foxes

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 12:28

Above all else, do not feed them.  And talk to the neighbours and ensure they are not leaving food rubbish around or feeding the 'lovely little foxes'.  Mend the fencing and you may discourage them.

Urban foxes often carry mange so try not to let the dog explore the holes they make under walls, sheds or fences.

blackspot

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 23:58

No blackspot is disfiguring and unsightly.  Many roses are prone to it.  In the past there was sulphur pollution in the air which kept it in check, especially in cities.  Now the air is cleaner it is prevalent.

Soya beans

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 18:51

Yes they do but the pods produce far less beans.

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