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Smiley Faces

Posted: 23/11/2012 at 20:02

Thanks Geoff and  Daniel

competition

Posted: 23/11/2012 at 19:50

You can only enter once per competition too.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/11/2012 at 19:39

We've had heavy rain, flooding and high winds for a couple of days now. I was driving from Fleetwood mid afternoon and couldn't decide whether it had snowed or there was hail on the pavement and roads but it's forecast fine weather tomorrow, hope so.

 

 

Talkback: Making leaf mould

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 23:02

I was expecting last years leaves to have rotted down more than they did, they still looked like leaves when put on the veg bed but I needed the boxes for this years leaves. With all the rain we've had they are rotting down quicker placed on the veg bed though than whilst stored.

 

Hard wood cuttings...

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 22:52

I've a variety of cuttings taken over the past few weeks of evergreen shrubs, which look ok, and also gooseberry and currant plants which look like dead twigs. 

They've been placed in pots with compost after being dipped with rooting powder but I'm not sure where the best place for them is, a unheated GH or is it a case of putting them in a sheltered spot outdoors and hope they root.

...and what about watering.... I was going to leave them in moist compost and only water if the compost feels dry.   

What are your favourite plants from gc bargain section?

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 21:59

I bought all this years new Christmas decorations half price from a GC in January, the displays are usually fabulous running up to Christmas but me thinks items are a tab bit expensive to pay full price.   

fallen leaves

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 21:32

Alan, I usually borrow my friends children for the day and we go up to the local park to bag up leaves, they love it   

Cat allergies

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 21:12

From your list I have rosemary and lavender but also grow  lilies which can be harmful to pets, I take the flower heads off as soon as they go past their best and take the stamens off any lilies cut and brought indoors. 

I've only ever seen my cat, very occasionally eat grass and then only when the lawn has got to long. She will smell flowers, usually the one's I've just planted, but never eats them.

If you use a flea collar, it could be the collar which is irritating your cat, I use flea tablets during the summer, she doesn't like having them but is flea free.

I'd suggest you seek the advice of a vet, if it is an allergy they are in the best position to advise.

  

What's for tea?

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 20:41

A sandwich and packet of crisps in the forecourt of a garage whilst a very nice man from the AA  fixed the car. The service was excellent, I was still talking to the person on the phone from the AA, who was telling me it will be 40 to 50 mins before anyone gets to you, when the mechanic arrived 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 20:24

Dark, cloudy and wet today. 

I tried my hand at hard wood cuttings yesterday, gooseberry and blackcurrant. A few weeks ago I did some evergreen shrubs, and they still have their leaves on, it'll be interesting to see if they get through the winter. Planted the last of the bulbs, brought some Geraniums indoors and dug up the last of my dahlia tubers. I've two empty pots at the back door now and don't know what to plant in them.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Currant bushes ...should I be worried...

New shoots on my currant bushes are bubbly. The bubbles are orange/brown making the leaves start to shrivel... 
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Growing lillies.

A Q about used compost...  
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Best compost for 2015

Thought I start as new compost thread. 2013 from what I recall wasn't a particularly good year for compost,  
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Replanting blueberry bushes...

I've a couple of bushes in pots.... 
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Advent calendar prize draw...

Has anyone won anything.... 
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Glode artichokes, over wintering..

Hadn't planned to grow these... 
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Anyone grow globe artichokes...

After saying I wasn't going to grow them several weeks ago I picked up 12 plants from the nearly dead section of a store.... 
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How to pollinate a Bramley apple tree...

I'd like to grow both dessert and culnary apple tree's...  
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Growing grass paths...

It's just an idea forming... 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 21:31

Td immunisations...

I was reading through the infor from the alloment association on the site where I have a plot... 
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'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

My neighbour has a 'mile as minute' climber growing along the fence... 
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Something has been eating my chillies and toms...

Something has been nibbling at my chillies and toms...  
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Soil like dust...

I've taken over another half plot on the allotment...  
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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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