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Mon Dec 09 2013, 10:50
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I'll start with one mentioned a few days ago on one of the threads that went....

When you come to harvest your brassicas ie: cabbages, caulis, broccolli etc leave the root in the ground, chop off the cabbage or whichever and then with your knife cut a cross shape into the stalk that is left and you will have 4/5 baby cabbages grow from the cross that you have cut into that remaining stem. flower 
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Thu Dec 26 2013, 15:11
good tip.
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Tue May 20 2014, 21:56
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for snails, broken egg shells, or soot....never fails.
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Tue May 20 2014, 21:58
ps...what are suckholes??????????quick sands???whirlpools????what???
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They are points awarded for a post.  If you like a post you award it a suckhole . Very Happy You will see a little Plus or minus sign to the right of the posting box. If you like a post press the plus sign, dont like a post press the minus sign


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Tue May 20 2014, 22:08
Or take them away
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Tue May 20 2014, 22:22
Coffee grounds work as well. Available for free if you can cadge them from coffee shops Gardening Tips 709307421
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Tue May 20 2014, 23:07
thanks admin.
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Thu Jun 12 2014, 10:58
here's a tip i got off 'spud' he's a poster on WW, I was doing a job at his house and i noticed bottles on his bamboo flower supports, so i asked, " is that some kind of feeding devise" he answered, " no they'e there to protect your eyes when bending over weeding or stinging other plants, you don't want a poke in the eye from a bamboo support",

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Thu Jun 12 2014, 12:00
Much cheaper than the cane toppers too, Tom Gardening Tips 709307421
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Thu Jun 12 2014, 15:43
I have empty beer cans myself.....had a close shave bending over some plants a while back, the cane poked just above my eye-brow....a little bit lower and I would have lost my eye.
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Thu Jun 12 2014, 16:08
Yes, good idea to use whatever you have to top your canes. Thanks for the reminder - I netted my crate of potatoes the other day after the local cat had paid us a visit, I think I will go with the plastic bottles as we have quite a few.  Gardening Tips 709307421 
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Wed Jun 18 2014, 12:16
Bought some ivy today from Morrisons £1 per pot, when I have come to fill my hanging baskets and tubs I have separated the ivy very easily and found I have 5/6 ivy plants per pot! Now thats what I call good value!
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Wed Jun 18 2014, 12:38
A shame it's ivy though Laughing

I intend to take a lot of lavender cuttings this year, and it's probably worth buying some rooting powder to help (although it isn't really necessary). Selling some rooting powder in Poundworld in Wigan town centre, and Aldi have Doff rooting powder in, though unsure how much that is. Gardening Tips 709307421 

Note, you shouldn't use it for edible crops though.
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Wed Jun 18 2014, 12:45
Mmmmm, I don't use any chemicals whatsoever though I know a lot of folk swear by rooting powder.

On the other note about separating plants you can do the same with Lobelia, we got given quite a few of these this year and because of the way they are sown, we were able to separate those too.
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Wed Jun 18 2014, 12:48
I only bought it to use on a monkey puzzle tree in all honesty.

You can separate polyanthus now, cheap division of plants Gardening Tips 709307421
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Wed Jun 18 2014, 13:08
Have you got a big garden Tem? Those monkey puzzle trees grow huge, I once saw someone planting one in the front garden of a semi and within a few years it was touching the windows and taller than the house. Laughing 
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Wed Jun 18 2014, 13:21
I have a reasonable sized garden, veg.

The monkey puzzle tree isn't mine, a neighbour grows one, and it's overhanging my garden. So it's being pruned back, and it'd be a waste if I didn't try to make one out of it. Very Happy

The tree is close to the height of his house. Smile
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Wed Jun 18 2014, 13:23
Oh, and that reminds me, I have some twinwall sheeting that's a bit tatty on the edges (it was the roof of my old greenhouse), but you're welcome to it if you can make use of it.

I can get photos and measurements if you like, if you're unsure.
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Fri Jun 20 2014, 01:06
Bought a cornus albus (Siberian Dogwood) for the princely sum of £1 today, from Wilkinsons. They had raspberry collections and gooseberries for £1 too. Smile
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Fri Jun 20 2014, 08:21
Thanks for the offer of the twinwall, not sure if the greenhouse may have to come out as it is such a tight fit, I could alter the framework etc, its fine when its dry but there isn't really any room for rainwater to disperse. Laughing 

That Siberian Dogwood offers year round decoration/colour. I know I used to pickup young fruit bushes for £1 each at Focus every year that were left over - I don't half miss Focus. Laughing 
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