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Forum: United Kingdom 06-07-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Another ID request, please

In article ,
Stewart Robert Hinsley wrote:
On 06/07/2020 10:32, David Rance wrote:
I'm still trying to identify some of the shrubs my...
Forum: United Kingdom 03-07-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 43
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
OT Wasps and Ladybirds

In article ,
Bob Hobden wrote:
On 3 Jul 2020 13:20, Steve wrote:

Reluctantly I had to destroy a wasp nest last year
because it was too...
Forum: United Kingdom 03-07-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 43
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Courgette fruit staying small - long but slim

In article ,
David wrote:
The courgettes (three different varieties) are fruiting, but the fruits
are not swelling fully.

The yellow...
Forum: United Kingdom 26-06-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 40
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Plant IDs

In article ,
Jeff Layman wrote:

The first one is a self seed which first appeared several weeks ago. It
is now about 80 cm high and is...
Forum: United Kingdom 24-06-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 96
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Boots to wear when using strimmer - recommendations?

In article , Chris Green wrote:

But 'safety boots' don't protect the instep do they? Certainly the
pair I have are just steel *toe-capped*, if...
Forum: United Kingdom 23-06-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 96
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Boots to wear when using strimmer - recommendations?

In article , Chris Green wrote:

OP here with a second response, I've looked at the Screwfix ones above
and very few even protect your shins, let...
Forum: United Kingdom 11-06-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 77
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Wilting Eryngium x zabelii 'Big Blue' - follow up

In article ,
Jeff Layman wrote:
On 30/05/20 20:19, Jeff Layman wrote:
I have a 3-years old Eryngium x zabelii 'Big Blue' which has...
Forum: United Kingdom 09-06-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 68
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Transplanting courgettes (when grown on a bit)

In article ,
David wrote:


Not sure we are talking about the same size at transplanting.

I would normally expect to plant on when...
Forum: United Kingdom 09-06-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 68
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Transplanting courgettes (when grown on a bit)

In article ,
Martin Brown wrote:

The stems are a bit brittle but they usually survive OK unless the slugs
find them immediately...
Forum: United Kingdom 09-06-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 87
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Mail Order Seed suppliers?

In article ,
Bob Hobden wrote:

https://www.chileseeds.co.uk/ (not used these yet)

https://www.nickys-nursery.co.uk/ (have used these,...
Forum: United Kingdom 08-06-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 68
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Transplanting courgettes (when grown on a bit)

In article ,
David wrote:
The general advice is, don't.
Which turns out to be pretty accurate.

Well, I do, have done for years, and it...
Forum: United Kingdom 05-06-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 139
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Bought compost grumble - HomeBase vs Humax

In article ,
David Hill wrote:

I have posted here before to say Microwave the soil.

And I have done it in the past.

If you...
Forum: United Kingdom 05-06-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 139
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Bought compost grumble - HomeBase vs Humax

In article ,
Jeff Layman wrote:

I misunderstood the reason for the sterilisation! How about a different
tack if you have the space and...
Forum: United Kingdom 05-06-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 139
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Bought compost grumble - HomeBase vs Humax

In article ,
Chris Hogg wrote:

Chemicals won't do the job; only steam would.

By implication, you need to sterilise significant...
Forum: United Kingdom 05-06-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 139
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Bought compost grumble - HomeBase vs Humax

In article ,
Jeff Layman wrote:

My problem is with seed compost, because I can't think of how to
sterilise the soil without acquiring...
Forum: United Kingdom 05-06-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 139
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Bought compost grumble - HomeBase vs Humax

In article ,
Derek wrote:

The law on compost means that we will have to get used to a differnt
type than we were used too, the...
Forum: United Kingdom 04-06-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 139
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Bought compost grumble - HomeBase vs Humax

In article ,
Chris Hogg wrote:


I'm a great fan of Humax composts, especially their ericaceous
compost.

Trying to find them...
Forum: United Kingdom 03-06-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 63
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Where are all the ladybirds?

In article , Primrose wrote:

I usually get hundreds of ladybird larvae on my Privets around late
April but I haven't seen one this year.

I was...
Forum: United Kingdom 01-06-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 59
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Any one actually tried eating the tubers of Bomarea edulis?

In article ,
Charlie Pridham wrote:

You dont need a greenhouse for the Bomarea its perfectly hardy (well the
tubers below the frost...
Forum: United Kingdom 01-06-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 63
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Flea beatle

In article ,
David Hill wrote:
A sowing of Muli has been hit by flea beatles, In the past it would have
been deris powder or even...
Forum: United Kingdom 31-05-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 59
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Any one actually tried eating the tubers of Bomarea edulis?

In article ,
Charlie Pridham wrote:
We grow the above as an ornamental flowering climber (and very lovely it
is) but I know back where it...
Forum: United Kingdom 30-05-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 155
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Giant thistle - or what??

In article ,
Vir Campestris wrote:
On 30/05/2020 12:25, Ian Jackson wrote:

Yes - that definitely looks more like it than the...
Forum: United Kingdom 30-05-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 58
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Seed drill - clusters germinating but gaps

In article ,
Martin Brown wrote:

Yes, but not typically in seed trays. If you discover a cause, please
let me know - I am...
Forum: United Kingdom 29-05-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 80
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Last year's (still bagged) compost

In article ,
Martin Brown wrote:

Dunno, but I once saw a 'use by' date on a packet of salt :-)

That one isn't quite as daft...
Forum: United Kingdom 28-05-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 80
Posted By Nick Maclaren[_5_]
Last year's (still bagged) compost

In article ,
Jeff Layman wrote:
On 28/05/20 16:43, Nick Maclaren wrote:
In article ,
David ...
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