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Posted: 09/02/2015 at 13:21
We had quite a different experience when we bought a bed from a firm near Cardiff where they hand-made the bed and delivered it over 80 miles away.

We were so pleased we have since bought another bed and two separate mattresses from them. They kept to delivery dates and delivery charges were minimal as they were coming west anyway.

Dawn Chorus

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 13:14
There is progress in the evenings too. In December the enormous flocks of starlings go off to roost at 4 o'clock. Last week they were going over at 5 o'clock.

Taking a cutting from a wisteria?

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 11:18
If you are growing a 'layer' the whippy shoot has to remain attached to the parent until it has its own roots and it can be separated.

Taking a cutting from a wisteria?

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 16:32
The best wisteria are grafted, aren't they? If you grow from cuttings will they have vigour?


Posted: 07/02/2015 at 23:52
They are for sale in the shops, so go ahead and chit them. Keep them in the light, not dark, and keep them cool but frost-free. Do not rub off all the shoots, but be careful with them so they don't get knocked off..

They are called maincrop, because that is what they are. They will stay in the ground much longer and they will take you through many months if you have enough. Earlies are for eating as soon as they are big enough; with loads of butter!

Pruning a Budlea Tree??

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 14:40
Not sure I would cut back so drastically as 18 inches if the circumference of the trunk is 12 inches.

Maybe do it in yearly stages.

Growing with Coir

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 00:47
Look at the date on Mike's post.

soil sieves

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 00:42
Do you not appreciate it is impossible to answer questions on a new type of sieve, without seeing what the new type of sieve looks like?

blanket weed

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 00:38
Try and get hold of some barley straw and stuff it in some old tights with a stone to sink it. Chuck it in the pond.

Birdfood = worms = MOLES!

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 20:19
The moles are on the move everywhere, though the frost and snow have put a stop to their tunnelling at the moment.

They are busy feeding up and looking for mole partners.

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