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Can laburnum poison other plants?

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 18:19
I'm very opionated ! Especially in defence of one of my favourite small trees; the laburnum.

Help please!

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 18:14
Do not feed them!

At Wisley they put a low electric fence in the vegetable garden to stop them eating the sweetcorn.


Posted: 11/02/2015 at 15:38
It's not frog spawn, is it?

Plant labels & squirrels !

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 00:45
Clean their ears out with lead. Little devils.

Cheaper alternative to raised bed

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 00:43
I have no choice but to have raised beds as I grow my vegetables on Tarmac.

Can laburnum poison other plants?

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 00:36
Let that be a lesson to you, Rough Gardener, never take the say-so of one gardener. You lost a lovely tree for no good reason.

Cheaper alternative to raised bed

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 18:40
You mention 5 ft beds. IMO that's too wide. The whole point of raised beds is that you don't walk on them and at 4 ft it is easier to reach into the middle from the sides to tend the plants, weed and sow.

??70 seems a bit OTT. Are you sure you are growing crops that are that valuable? Our last bed was constructed from old scaffolding planks at ??7 each.

But you're right the cost of suitable soil is high.

blanket weed

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 18:33
Watercress? If it is happy it will fill the pond, seeding and layering.

Dismantling a wooden glasshouse

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 16:33
We have dismantled and re-built our wooden greenhouse four times. It is quite a simple job if it is the right kind of greenhouse.

Is it from a commercial firm like Alton? If so your task will be simpler.

Do not remove the glass unless you have to. If it is a branded greenhouse you can move each section with the glass in. Which will make rebuilding simpler.

Your first move is to go round every bolt and apply oil. Not WD40, it is not suitable. Use 3in1 or somesuch. Leave for at least one day.

I have lots of further tips, but I see little point in writing them out if the greenhouse is not a branded one but a bespoke one constructed by a carpenter on site.

Work out before you start how many panes you will have to replace. You are bound to break some.

blanket weed

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 18:53
Blanket weed will be the least of your problems if you put in watercress!

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