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Talkback: Big Butterfly Count

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 22:51

I saw quite a few during the warmer weather we had around Easter but few, if any since. I've seen more bee's than butterflies lets, hope they come back with the predicted warmer weather.

Only seen two cabbage white and they didn't stay long enough to lay eggs.

High Boundary

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 22:42

I'm on a slope and to cut to the chase the neighbouring fence with a 2ft drop is 8ft high on one side. I built a 6ft high trellis 1ft in front of the fence and have ivy, honey suckle, 3 clematis - two of which are evergreen, solanum glasnevin and a lavatera barnsley climbing up it. It was only planted up last year and already the trellis is slowly being covered to hide the fence. There's also an escallonia planted to one side and lots of room infront of the screen to plant other stuff.

 

High Boundary

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 00:27

The 6ft high frence would be ok but I seem to recall reading somewhere you can only attach a trellis a foot high ontop, I'm happy to be wrong though and if you both agree go ahead but a 9ft wooden strcture will not stand up to many years of wind, rain, sun  and snow.

Vales Emerald Potatoes.

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 23:56

Not tried Vales Emerald but have tried Charlotte, grew them for a couple of years and they cooked the same,skins came off and they tasted watery and bland. 

Currently eating red duke of york, excellent mashed, the skins rub off, they cook well and taste wonderful.   

Is there anything that can go in now for an autumn crop ?

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 21:23

Beetroot, chad, spinach and radish may still produce a crop before autumn.  Xmas spuds can be planted now, and chicory and kale can be sown in July. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 21:05

It's been sunny, wet at times and windy here. Most of the flowers on the lilles have been blown off, came home to a lawn full of petals.

Tatties

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 20:21

1st earlies are the one's to get to plant for xmas as they are the quickest to grow to harvest. You need to look sharp though as most are selling out and buying on line means P&P.  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 23:31

Probably the prospect of rain, Frank, they were livid...  

Tatton park any good

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 23:14

I'm so envious, never been to a garden show before and checked Tatton Park out after reading this thread. Couldn't persuade anyone to pay out the price of entry... gardening isn't everyones interest...and it's only an hour down the M6 from here...   

Big brother and OH would have gone but they're in Rochdale for the weekend...

slug slime

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 22:24

Wear gloves - I lob mine into the allotment behind the house, on the basis there are far more tastier leaves there than in my garden so assume they don't want to sliver back across a cobbled back street 

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Little gems...

I've about a dozen Little gem lettuce plants growing in pots.... 
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Veg seeds to sow now...

Winter veg... 
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Using mushroom compost...

I've used mushroom compost on one of the beds on the allotment...  
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It's a tab bit early to ask but...

Whose growing Christmas spuds... 
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Sweet corn problems...

Seedlings dying.... 
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Sowing parsnips....

Is it too late to try again.... 
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Lidl fruit tree's....

Does anyone know the root stock... 
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Apples and pears....

Thinking of purchasing a tree or two... 
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Fruit tree ID...

Can anyone identify this fruit tree... 
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Buy cheap pay twice...

I knew when I bought it I shouldn't have done.. 
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What to grow in vacated veg beds....

I've three raised beds.... 
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A vote of confidence....

Just thought I'd share this with fellow posters.... 
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Last Post: 20/04/2014 at 19:42

Help...marestail and other nasties...

And I thought brambles and rabbits were going to be the biggest problem... 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 08:30

Slug solution....

I found a slow worm on the plot today. 
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Last Post: 02/04/2014 at 21:38

Every so pleased...first plants will go in at the weekend...

After much hard work and several weekends later...it's suprising what you can do in a few hours...  
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