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Flooding!

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 22:28

I remeber high tides as a child by the sea before flood barriers were put in place. Water came up through the drains and there was no stopping it. It didn't matter how many sand bags you had at the front door. Water rose from the cellars of our homes and we had to sit on a step waiting for the tide to recede before the next one came. I'm only talking 30 yrs ago. 

Keep the dog on a lead. 

new years resolution

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 21:37

Stopping for lots of cuppas to survey the estate has surly got to be an essential part of gardening, flowering rose, I've heard gardens don't thrive so well without these comfort breaks.

My New Year resolutions are to not over crowd the GH with to many plants. Remember to sow veg seeds regularly and not give up by June. Have a mixed strawberry bed and try growing pineberries again from seed, how difficult can it be.

Bird feeders causing weeds?

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 21:05

I've a new feeder which seems to spill half the contents on the ground it wasn't a cheap one either, I'm thinking a tray could be fitted underneath, not sure how, seems a shame not to be able to use it though.

Read some where, seeds can be sterilized in the micro wave to prevent them from germinating.

The Year of the Slug

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 20:56

You can get a whole range of hand tools in pink, Tinkling, I've pink, spongy, handled secartars.

Read in a book yeaterday about beneficial planting and thyme planted along boarders repels slugs, might be worth a try if you have lots of thyme, they don't like the smell apparently but then it doesn't kill them so no doubt they would sliver off to eat another prize plant in your garden.   

no more food talk please :o(

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 20:43

Blue bells are starting to show in my front garden, it's some what sheltered though and they grow by a wall.  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 19:49

Dull and wet here. Hope your feelling better soon Rain.

My bags are packed, just need to squeeze a few more things in and I'm off to Tenerife tomorrow, something of a surprise holiday. It was a nice 22 there on Christmas day and the average is forcast 22 for the next week or so.

Happy New Year to everyone, have a good one 

companions

Posted: 26/12/2012 at 21:54

Colin - No one likes to be wrong, so I checked, about the French Marigolds, they do kill knot-root nematodes - one of the bad guys which are detrimental to plant health.

 Along with the link supplied by Dfa - Bob Flowerdews book ' Organic Garden Basics' has a few pages referring to to companion plants and beneficial planting. He says French Marigolds also deter whiteflies  

Growingspuds for Chistmas...

Posted: 26/12/2012 at 20:38

Ate my Christmas spuds today, ever so tasty.

T&M have a growing guide for spud growing, which includes Christmas spuds. August is the right time to plant them apparently. If anyone is interested, they also have a special offer of free P&P, ends tonight at midnight and some spuds are £2.99 for 20 tubers, works out at 15p each, that's if the offer includes spuds.

 

TV

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 22:09

And if you can't wait till Spring martymowe, Monty does a regular spread in the Daily Mail each Saturday 

TV

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 22:02

And I second you Maggie...Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all...

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Soil like dust...

I've taken over another half plot on the allotment...  
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Last Post: 02/08/2014 at 22:49

Q about transplanting fruit bushes...

I've grown some cuttings at home and have some well establishes bushes to transplant.. 
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Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 23:03

Weeds in the GH....

I've inherited a GH with no glass on a new allotment plot... 
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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 18:54

Little gems...

I've about a dozen Little gem lettuce plants growing in pots.... 
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Last Post: 29/06/2014 at 22:18

Veg seeds to sow now...

Winter veg... 
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Last Post: 28/06/2014 at 22:27

Using mushroom compost...

I've used mushroom compost on one of the beds on the allotment...  
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 21:36

It's a tab bit early to ask but...

Whose growing Christmas spuds... 
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Last Post: 19/06/2014 at 22:49

Sweet corn problems...

Seedlings dying.... 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 21:38

Sowing parsnips....

Is it too late to try again.... 
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Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 08:34

Lidl fruit tree's....

Does anyone know the root stock... 
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Last Post: 01/07/2014 at 22:42

Apples and pears....

Thinking of purchasing a tree or two... 
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Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 19:58

Fruit tree ID...

Can anyone identify this fruit tree... 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 12:26

Buy cheap pay twice...

I knew when I bought it I shouldn't have done.. 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 11:20

What to grow in vacated veg beds....

I've three raised beds.... 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:03

A vote of confidence....

Just thought I'd share this with fellow posters.... 
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