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azalea has lost its leaves!!

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 20:45

Just goggled litchen and got kitchen first off  but second attempt with the correct spelling, found an interesting site all about them. Thanks Dovefromabove, doesn't appear to be anything to worry about.

MOB rants

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 23:47

Even though I've a cloth tube under the stairs to store 'old bags' in. I nearly always forget to take bags when shopping. 

I realise approaching the till I've forgotten my bags and go round the supermarket again looking for a box knowing the till person will glare at me disapprovingly for not bringing bags and begrudgingly get one from under the till when it's obvious from wants on the counter I'm gonna need at least six or more...

A bonus for shopping at Aldi the bags are on my side of the counter and you can get boxes...which compost down...    

azalea has lost its leaves!!

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 23:20

I've two potted azalea's and one of mine has done the same. Mine has some growths on it though which are tinged Grey/blue.

The same tiny growths are also on a potted dwarf weeping willow and small blueberry bush. The weeping willow has started to bud though, whichis usual for this time of year, I think it's a weeping willow it's a salix.  It will be interesting to hear if anyone knows what's wrong with them... does your azalea have any growths on it...   

Repotting a Christmas Tree...

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 23:02

Decided to get a real Christmas Tree last year and bought one in a pot to go on the coffee table, it's about 2ft tall. It went outside in January and I didn't expect it to survive but it looks as healthy as the day it was bought, hasn't dropped any leaves but needs re-potting. My Q is, what type of compost will it need and what area is it likely to grow best in shade or full sun.

I don't know the variety but purchased it from Lidl, was wondering how it big it would grow in a year and should it be fed over summer. Any advise...

Garden Achievement

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 22:09

There was a concrete garage base were my veg beds and GH are now. It took two skips to take away all the rubble, it was so hard work breaking up the concrete. Worms still push up the occasional tile. Planted a lawn to start with and then slowly chipped away until it's now a third of the size it was and there's an edible garden in it's place. Being able to grow stuff was my big achievement.     

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 20:59

Dull and light dizzle here, with a light breeze.

If the forcast is rain over the weekend, will have a GH day and sow some more seeds. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 22:54

Was hoping and praying for a few more days of frost  so the garlic will split

what can you start now

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 21:59

 figrat. Just read the link. Sounds a good plan to use guttering.

I'm just trying to work out my planting plan for this year and want to grow some winter veg to replace veg grown in the summer - I've only turnip on the list so far which can be sown as late as July, would you think they'd be ok sown in guttering. Me thinks turnip could be planted after garlic is harvested. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 20:12

It's just started raining here it the last hour

Is this weeding?

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 23:16

Lessons have been learnt and you sharing your experience I'm sure will help others in terms of so called proffessional gardeners and neighbours. It's unlikely you'll ever know whether your neighbours were involved though.

I have a neighbour on one side, who, with hindsight, presented as a  'smiling assassin' when he asked for access to my garden to replace the adjoining fence. We agreed on the height but I became suspious when he wouldn't give a date when the workmen were coming. I started to come home for lunch. So pleased I did as the neighbour had asked the workmen for a fence 2ft higher than agreed. To cut to the chase they downed tools when they knew our arrangement, the workmen were ever so nice, left their number and said they would not resume work until I called them and we'd agreed on the height. The neighbour had to agree to a height that evening or they were not coming back at all but would bill him for the work done.        

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 09:32

A differnt Q about Lily Beetle...

Want to use the spent compost from lilies grown in pots elsewhere... 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 21:54

What do rabbits not eat...

There's an area at the bottom of the plot which will not be enclosed...  
Replies: 13    Views: 305
Last Post: 23/03/2014 at 21:57

Clearing brambles...

There were brambles down one side of the allotment... 
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Last Post: 19/02/2014 at 20:46

Rabbit's on the allotment and other Q's...

Firstly, advise needed to build a rabbit proof fence. 
Replies: 21    Views: 693
Last Post: 19/02/2014 at 21:17

First day on the allotment...

The first day was stopped at half time due to rain...  
Replies: 28    Views: 819
Last Post: 04/02/2014 at 21:15

Strawberry sticks

Has anyone grown these... 
Replies: 9    Views: 220
Last Post: 23/01/2014 at 20:42

New allotment OMG...

I've just signed up for an allotment... 
Replies: 39    Views: 1139
Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 09:56

Spud fairs...

It's that time of year again when thoughts turn to which spuds to grow... 
Replies: 34    Views: 1198
Last Post: 24/01/2014 at 20:50

Christmas trees...

Who will be buying a real tree this year... 
Replies: 47    Views: 1157
Last Post: 29/11/2013 at 16:18

GH tom bed...

The soil/compost was changed this year...  
Replies: 4    Views: 2263
Last Post: 11/11/2013 at 20:54

Wild life...

Has anyone been watching Autumnwatch...  
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Last Post: 06/11/2013 at 21:41

Saving bean seeds...

This was a new venture last year... 
Replies: 8    Views: 456
Last Post: 06/10/2013 at 20:49

Self seeding foxglove...

I was a tab bit slow in collecting seeds from foxglove...  
Replies: 10    Views: 542
Last Post: 07/10/2013 at 23:12
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