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Posted: 17/06/2014 at 15:43

In all honesty the plot measurements you give make it too small for any tree, beyond a shrub.  Even if you plant as far away from the house as possible you say that is only 8ft.  Too close for safety's sake.

Have to say a tree will be in the way of the mowing anyway.

How to tell when Garlic is ready to harvest?

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 13:56

I would stop buying garlic and when you need some dig up a plant.  You will soon see if the garlic is ready.

Crop rotation

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 13:55

It is usual to rotate crops year by year. If you have four beds the same crop will not return to bed one for four years.  I prefer to put strawberries in the rotation so I have more than four beds.


Posted: 17/06/2014 at 13:48

I've grown them in a cold greenhouse.  Big plants.  Can't say I make enough real salsa to do them justice.  Easy to grow.

Bags of potting compost purchased - absolutely rubbish

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 15:39

Jacks Magic is good, although it dries out quickly.  But not everybody is happy using a product that is 80 - 90 percent peat.

Mushroom ID

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 15:34

Probably neither.  Maybe inedible but not deadly.


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 15:31

Much as I think foxes are a pest I must scotch the idea that they kill 'for fun'.  They don't, they kill for food.  It is normal fox behaviour.


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 13:39

Sorry, Kevin, we cross-posted.


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 13:37

Dove, I think that would be illegal now.  It is not permissible to take cubs from the wild and rear them unless something 'natural' like a traffic accident had killed the vixen.

Kevin, the fox is more scared of you than you are of the fox.  But I am not sure why you think the cubs are only there during the day.  It is not normal fox behaviour to move the cubs in that way.

Set your alarm for the middle of the night and look out of the window.  You will see the comings and going then.  Especially in the next few days when the moon is bright.  Though it gets light very early now.


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 12:54

It is nearly chucking-out time, when they all go off to be run over, judging by the main roads near us.  You may want to discourage them as they are noisy, they rip open rubbish bags and carp in the flower beds.

Before you call the RSPCA do work out exactly what you want them to do.  Pest control firms will kill them for you.  It is illegal to trap and release elsewhere.

They will be even noisier when they start mating in January.

Above all, do not feed them under any circumstances or you will only encourage them to see your garden as a feeding-station.

And keep your dog, if you have one, away from their lair as many urban foxes have mange.  A terrible complaint and expensive to cure a dog of.

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