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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 23:31

Rained most of the day here in the NW.

Cut some sweet pea and foxglove to bring indoors this afternoon,  I didn't expect foxglove to grow so tall, some are over 5ft and bee's are drawn to them like a magnet. I've lots of bee's in the garden but no ladybirds.

Blueberries...

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 21:58

Mattbeer87. 

I collect rain water for blueberry watering but you can use tap water. Depending where you live, tap water can be hard or soft, I don't know what makes water hard or soft, it's possible lime, I'm sure someone will be along shortly to tell us though, but blueberries prefer one to the other although neither is harmful to us.

Rain water is the same where ever you live and blueberries are happy being watered with it. As most do not know whether they have hard or soft tap water, or to what degree, the best advise is to use rain water but if your blueberries are happy with tap water no need to fix something which isn't broken, carry on watering.

VERY small garden ideas on a budget

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 01:12

You've been taking aerial views of my garden, NOT,  but that would be perfect for the patio...

VERY small garden ideas on a budget

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 20:11

Hi, Rodgy-dodge. Beachgrove isn't on every night...we should be so lucky. It's produced in Scotland and for years wasn't broadcast in England but you could watch it on Iplayer, it's broadcast twice a week, as it's repeated on a Sunday morning, 

Laying turf over hardcore

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 23:10

I would advise he hired a skip to get rid of the rubble and large stones, then re-leveled the ground before laying new turf.

I'm happy to be wrong but the section of new lawn where the rubble is will never  look the same in terms of growth and greenness as the area where the old lawn was, due to the drainage being different.    

I was advised before removing a concrete garage base, a lawn would grow in 6'  of soil on top of the concrete or 3' of soil on top of rubble. 

It's hard work but I opted to remove both concrete and rubble before laying new turf and it was well worth the effort.       

VERY small garden ideas on a budget

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 21:28

I may have missed something here, I'm trying to picture a garden 10ft by 10ft. Is that the size of the whole garden or a piece you want planted up, which is covered in paving?

Do you also have a patio area?.

More information is needed. Clearly the garden isn't as wide as the house and in an area 10ft by 10ft, you could create a Garden of Eden with £800.

New Composter.

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 21:00

I'm rather impressed too. Only one observation, is it mounted on bricks. Compost bins don't usually have bottoms and are laid straight on the soil. This lets the worms in and allows the moisture to drain away.

Common Carder bee

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 20:32

 I've had a few bee's in my garden, mainly with white bottoms. There are at least two other species though, will have a closer look at the weekend when I've more time.   

Evening walk

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 22:51

Daisy, it might be 20yrs now but retirment age keeps creeping up, who knows when we'll retire. In the mean time I'm thinking a shorter working week to fit in all the gardening  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 22:45

A scorcher day.

I registered for the Lancashire cycle challenge on Monday but it was far to hot go out this evening so reorganised the GH, took out some shelving and repositioned all the pots. Finished planting up the bed with peppers (tall), cues and a variety of beans called yard long noodles, best grown in a GH, we shall see... .

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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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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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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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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