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Is mint as invasive as everyone says...??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trevor Alun Davies Jun 5, 2015. 11 Replies

Hello! I haven't been here for ages, but you guys have always provided good advice, so I thought I'd pop by with a question about mint...I was wondering about planting a few mints in open ground - am…Continue

Anyone use comfrey as plant food?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue Gollop Jun 2, 2015. 12 Replies

I'm growing Russian comfrey for…Continue

Tags: 14, Bocking, mulch, comfrey

Pruning apple trees - any advice?

Started Feb 7, 2014 0 Replies

Hello there. I hope this hasn't been asked loads of times already, but...I'm trying to finish pruning the apple trees we have - a mix of ones I planted (1-3 years old) and bigger (10 years or so). I…Continue

Tags: trees, apple, pruning

Wool as mulch?!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alderandash Feb 9, 2014. 15 Replies

Hello! Has anyone ever used wool (fleece) as mulch or in compost? I've been given a big sack of fleeces by a neighbouring farmer, who just has to burn it otherwise as - sadly - there is no demand for…Continue

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Last chance to make elderflower cordial for this year...

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 10:00 0 Comments

If you look hard, you can still find the last few flowerheads of elderflower. I managed to get a batch made yesterday with my four-year-old; we called it Last Chance Cordial. Full recipe…

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Me vs weeds - trying out cardboard mulch

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 11:00 0 Comments

Here's the alarming sight in my veg plot - it looks like a lawn, but no - that's where I left the ground uncovered over the winter. It's been so mild, none of the weeds died - and the grass has invaded! You can just see off to the left, where I covered another patch with cardboard - I only put one layer on,…

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Love birds - National Nest Box Week

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 13:24 0 Comments

It's Valentine's Day tomorrow...it's also the start of National Nest Box week, run by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) as a way to help garden birds. This year, I'm going to put out two new nest boxes, and have a go at taking part in the BTO's Nest Box Challenge with my family …

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Signs of life in the veg plot!

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 14:39 5 Comments

 

The rhubarb is on its way... I think this is Timperly Early (the labels got lost a while ago). Not much else in…

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At 22:10 on February 4, 2014, Andrew Goodall said…

Welcome to Gardening For Wildlife. let us know what types of wildlife you have on your plot.

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