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Growing white strawberries....

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 22:35

Material for raised bed

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 21:45

Hi, Dr

I'm not an expert, but googled Tanalith 'E'. There's alot on information on line. This is what I found- 

... it's a waterborne product based on copper triazole technology.  Copper is derived from recycled sources and triazoles are organic biodegradable biocides, commonly used to protect many of the food crops we eat.  TANALISED pressure treated timber is usually specified for both in and out of ground contact applications where there is a medium to high risk of decay or insect attack. 

sounds ok to use on raised beds. A further google search said if the wood has been treated prior to being used as a raised bed and not treated afterwards as a preserve it is ok to grow veg oganically.

 It can be difficult when making raised beds from wood to decide what to use to preserve the wood if you grow veg in the beds. Mine are wooden and I didn't pay to much attention to preserving them, two were bought online fit for purpose and a third was constructed from scafolding boards. 

I'm sure other posters will be able to give further advise but as you've made the beds and if concerned about stuff leaching into the soil you could further line the wood on the insde of the raised bed with plastic.

Keenisms

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 20:54

Hi, Keen 

Don't stop creating threads, more makes for a better, interesting board, if they're similar to what's already on I'm sure someone will say. I tend not to post on the forkers, started off with good intentions but can't keep up with the banter as I don't usually come on line till about this time. Everyone seems friendly on there though and they welcome newbis.

Some threads are seasonal and others are resurrected every now and then by being bumped up. I imagine the seed swap one will return, as now is the time to start collecting seeds.  

I liked the weather thread as most posters just posted once or twice a day, ever so easy to keep up with but that seems to have dropped out of circulation

Happy posting, one other thing, long postings are easier to read if split into paragraphs. 

Email notifications

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 01:30

I don't get notifications either, sent an e-mail  but not yet recieved a response...

MOB rants

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 23:13

The seagulls at Blackpool zoo are planted there to stop you loiting at picnic tables.  When I was left guarding a table whilst everyone else went to the loo a little boy came over, threw down some broken sandwiches then wandered. I'm  thinking, how sweet... but within seconds it was like a scene from the 'birds'. I fled the table for my life..by the time everyone immerged from the loo's it was a scene of tranquility again and a family of six were seated at our table. They thought me a wuss for deserting the table, you had to be there though.  

We had a similar experience with peacocks at a farm. What a silly place to put picnic tables right in the middle of where the peacocks were housed. They came and stood on the table, we were so stunned, although wide eyed even the children were calm, we packed up the picnic and slowly retreated out of the enclosure followed by the entire flock of peacocks eyeing the picnic 

Next time we go out, wherever it is, I'm gonna suggest a nice Brewers Fare with play park to wind down the day

WHY DOESN'T MY HONEYSUCKLE FLOWER?

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 22:46

I struggle to grow honeysuckle but it grows well in a neighbours garden.

I had two plants one old the other new, the old one was planted in shade the other in partial sun. The one in shade died this year, the other is producing flower buds but some of the leaves have developed black spots and other leaves go yellow and die. I don't know  why?

MOB rants

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 21:33

There look to be two garden companies nearby and I've found a site on line where, after describing the job to be done, I receive 3 quotes.

I just want the problem to go away and thought it had until last weekend. I'll take before and after pics just in case they're needed at a later date and will be mindful not to cut to close to the boundary.

I don't relish the thought of telling him the plan, but of course, the reason for it is due to the climbers becoming over grown on my side and begining to climb up the house and if he can think of a better solution I'd be happy to listen. I'll be able to ask where he would like me to put his trimmings .  

The jury's still out as to whether to tell him but I'd take a friends OH for moral support, if I do. One does spring to mind, who is as placid as a lamb but appearances can project a different picture.

A dog's out of the question, I have a cat and work full time although it's a nice thought. 

Wish me luck. Hopefully I'll get the quotes tomorrow.   

MOB rants

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 00:40

Hi, MMP, sorry for not replying sooner.

I thought he maybe a serial nusiance and was doing this because I live on my own. Hadn't realised how long it's been going on but after looking to see if I've saved stuff on the computer found letters and responses to the council going back to 2006, that was when he started banging on the walls and shouting during the night. 2007 was when my friends stayed, I wrote to the council with a list of incidents and the police log number.

He had made the first complaint saying I was making an unreasonable amount of DIY noise - NOT. I agreed to noise monitoring equipment on the basis this was also put in the other neighbours home. He withdrew his complaint saying he'd moved his furniture and couldn't hear any more noise!

I suggested to the council they checked for complaints from his previous address and remember getting a call from the council several weeks later saying it was unlikely there would be any further complaints about noise from him.

I haven't retailated directly with him but gone through either the police or council but after last weekend am thinking of paying a pro gardener to cut back my side of his hedge of climbers which over hang about 2ft. The divide is about 10ft high now, this is the hieght he's at when pruning so you can imagine how intimidating it is.

I suspect cutting them back on my side will probably bring the whole lot down in his garden, getting  a pro gardener to do it means I'll have a witness to say I was only doing what I'm legallly entitled to do and it's not a DIY job. 

Wish me luck

MOB rants

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 12:52

Can't imagine nothing happening this week, will let you know how things go.  I'm off to get a tape recorder.

gardener's world offers?

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 20:11

I didn't think the August edition was out yet?

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