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What to do with Conifer trunk

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 23:57

Before you decide on a plant...

This evening a friend showed me what they had done to an old tree trunk which was  was slightly smaller in  height than yours. The top 2ft has been carved into an owl and painted in natural colours. It looks ever so effective behind shrubs and at the back of the border.

She got the idea when in a local shop where wooden, hand carved ornaments were being sold and asked the shop keeper if he would carve something into the stump.     

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

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 22:49

The area marked for Christmas spuds on the plot has been planted with leeks this evening, I had more leeks to plant out than I thought so me thinks I'll try again and plant in bags at home for the spuds

Potted Christmas tree

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 00:06

I have a Christmas tree a couple of years old, bought as a tiny tree for the coffee table, it's now about 3ft tall. I couldn't believe mine survived that first year...

All good advise from above, I'd just add, when potting up plant it in a plastic pot and use something light for drainage at the bottom because you'll need to carry it indoors again at Christmas. I've placed the plastic pot whilst outdoors into a nice decorative one.

 

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

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 23:30

Ive tried for a few years growing them in bags, followed the advise and never harvested on Christmas eve for the grand parade on Christmas day, the bag has always been frozen...even after being taken into the GH when frost was expected ...

I vowed never again...but couldn't walk past the Christmas spuds at a local nursery today...so bought 10 Carlingford seed potatoes, it's a 2nd early so if planted out this weekend will be ready by October time but can be left in the ground until the first real ground freezing frost...me thinks November..so not quite a Christmas harvest but the best here...

Is anyone else thinking of growing spuds for Christmas...     

 

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 22:43

Nature isn't always kind to growers is it...

gourds

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 22:34

All mine are outside now.

One in the mixed variety, is a climber, the others are growing on the ground. Not in flower yet though and two planted in pots near the fence have been eaten by slugs but the one's planted through weed membrane are doing really well.

  

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 22:54

Think this year I'll cut my losses and cut down the three covered in poo, they are all in the same pot.

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 22:02

Lillies are one of my favourite flowers and some of mine this year are covered in poo.

If I missed a year growing them, would the beetles go somewhere else or will they just find another plant to lay their larvae on and return in number the year after.

 

Help! Grannies are eating my strawberries

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 23:32

I know alot advise putting straw around strawberries, I've only tried it once and found it harboured slugs and snails. It was also a nightmare to pick from around the strawberries as it didn't rot down as quick as I'd liked and weeds grew through it. 

Whats eating yoiur strawberries could be under the straw and the wood lice are just coming in later to finish of the fruit.

What's cropping in your veg patch?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 18:30

Radish, about 4 strawberries, pineberries, spuds, gooseberries, rubarb and swede although this is still quite small. Could probably start to pick onions and shallots but I wanted to leave them longer this year to get to a good size.   

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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Weeds in the GH....

I've inherited a GH with no glass on a new allotment plot... 
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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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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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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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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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