Plant Pots

The results of the seedling pot/trays experiment:(from left to right) Egg boxespros: compostable, cheap.cons: can’t separate each plant easily (have to rip box), dry out quickly or stay very wet (i.e. don’t drain well). Bought, plastic modules in tray of 15pros: keeps all of one seed type together nicely.cons: made from flimsy plastic that scrunches …

Damp

For clarification, I haven’t spilt water along the skirting board, that wet patch appeared of it’s own accord.And sent me into a bit of a panic. I began to look further and discovered more damp patches and on Monday called a few companies and got them to come over and take a look. Three companies …

Petrol prices

This landed in my inbox today. I wasn’t sure whether to laugh or cry. Read the spam and then I’ll explain. We are hitting £108.9 a litre in some areas now, soon we will be faced with paying £1.10 a ltr. Philip Hollsworth offered this good idea: This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the ‘don’t …

Re-branding?

I was implicitly scathing of re-branding in my guerrilla gardening post. I’ve always wondered what the point of re-branding was – same thing, different label – surely people don’t take any notice? It’s the same thing – no-one tries something just because of a new packet do they? Most evidence suggests yes. They do. Re-branding …

Anemone adaption

A florist nearby is selling cut anemones proudly proclaiming that they are from Somerset – right next to some birds of paradise for somewhere foreign – but who could resist these little skirted flowers?Our anemones are growing quite happily at the very top of the allotment, in a specially designated ‘flower area’, about 6″ wide. …