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by Colin2016
Fri May 24, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Flooding
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Flooding

Have you looked at No Dig? ...Add 6 inches of compost and get planting.
by Colin2016
Wed May 22, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 104
Views: 2072

Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Just got settled down to fill raised bed when a swarm of bees arrived on neighbours tree other side of the fence.

Went round to the neighbour at the bottom of the garden to tell him as he has couple of bee hives unfortunately he was out.

So had to down tools and put kettle on.
by Colin2016
Mon May 20, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I cannot be not worried about this...
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: I cannot be not worried about this...

Yes Elmigo "Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew" plenty of old copies available on ebay.
by Colin2016
Sun May 19, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I cannot be not worried about this...
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: I cannot be not worried about this...

When I first started growing veg I read the square foot gardening book, this told you how much water each plant need measured in cup size.

It seemed a lot less water was needed compared to using how/watering can.

If you have water butts a long way from you bed consider using a bilge pump (£12 ish).
by Colin2016
Sun May 19, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I cannot be not worried about this...
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: I cannot be not worried about this...

As we are an island we are surrounded by water so why can't we use it.

It will take some planning & expense to set up but hey the water companies arnt poor.

I did less watering last year compared to my plot neighbour, could it be because I do no dig and he likes to dig his over?
by Colin2016
Sat May 18, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 104
Views: 2072

Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

I too have ants Red ones that love to bite me.

Tried different remedies which have failed so borrowed a stove to boil some water to give them a hot wash...If that does not work I can have always have cuppa.
by Colin2016
Sat May 18, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Tomato & Egg
Replies: 12
Views: 172

Re: Tomato & Egg

By the way, is it whole or broken?

Whole
by Colin2016
Fri May 17, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Tomato & Egg
Replies: 12
Views: 172

Re: Tomato & Egg

The idea is from a lady across the pond.

Tomato is planted 12 inches deep so well away from rats, been said eggs are full of nutrients, egg shell is calcium.
by Colin2016
Fri May 17, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Tomato & Egg
Replies: 12
Views: 172

Tomato & Egg

Anybody heard of putting a whole egg in bottom of hole then tomato plant on top?
by Colin2016
Mon May 06, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 104
Views: 2072

Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Planted my "Early Onward" peas & "Streamline" runner beans.
Peas were started off using the guttering principal, when I came to put in car though the guttering was a bit to long.
Message to self "Cut guttering to fit car".
by Colin2016
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Rubber Trays
Replies: 30
Views: 1252

Re: Rubber Trays

Interesting feature of a garden centre in Kent on gardeners World, on how they are using alternatives to plastic. Their mission is not allowing any plastic to leave their site.

Wonder if other stores will catch on?
by Colin2016
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 104
Views: 2072

Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Looking good on the plot pole up for beans, salad bed doing well & test bed from book I'm reading is doing well.

Only issue I have is ants, loads of them everywhere, red & black, going to try boric acid method to get rid of them.
by Colin2016
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: GROW A GIFT 2019 - Help Your Community
Replies: 1
Views: 65

GROW A GIFT 2019 - Help Your Community

Came across this today maybe of interest to somebody else.
Assume ok to add link www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AZv-y2NjDE&t=27s
by Colin2016
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Rubber Trays
Replies: 30
Views: 1252

Re: Rubber Trays

Sally Thanks for the explanation which makes sense. As being 18 miles from nearest B & Q plus it being in city is a big deterrent from visiting them, hence why I rely upon the council doing their bit, I pay enough for the service. Fortunately in my community when there is stuff a house holder do...
by Colin2016
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Rubber Trays
Replies: 30
Views: 1252

Re: Rubber Trays

There is a lot of confusion over recycling, I wonder how b & q can recycle them but local council cant?

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