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Hi anniegirl, when did you plant them? Is it possible all of the nutrients have been used out of the soil? Have they been allowed to dry out?
Sorry for all the questions!

Thanks Rebecca, I think it was October , November time, with so much rain I don't think they have dried out. I have been feeding them chicken manure and recently  I gave them some potash. I hope I haven't killed them.


I have found that even with large pots, sometimes the rain just misses them - depending on which direction the rain is falling. Even after quite heavy rain, some pots are still pretty dry.

Thanks Artjak, I have never grown fruit trees before so, I hope I haven't killed them . I hope they will recover with some tender loving care. Many thanks.

HI all new to the furum but I will start with a query , I lifted 2 gaint garlick plants today and was quite pleased with the results (pot grown) there were also some small cloves growing on the main cloves ,can these be used as seed for next year ? being a tight type I like to get my monies worth lol,the two cloves I planted cost £3.99. from a garden center so you can see where I'm coming from ..

atb DD


it looks like iv'e posted this in the wrong place can anyone sort it please ?



I'd start a new thread dd, with garlic in the title

If I knew the answer I'd put it on this one but I don't.

A lot of people don't look at these old threads.

DD.......just start a new thread with Garlic in the title......that should get you some help and advice

Iv'e started a new thread  atb DD

hi everyone ive just started to day and hope someone could help .ive harvested my letuce today and 2 out of 4 had browny coloured slime on them what am i doing wrong?????x .... could someone allso advise me on what to do next with my peppers , do i trancelant into bigger pots as the get bigger and leave them in the greenhouse or will they be ok to put them outside .???? thank you x


Hello dwarf and welcome to the forum I don't know about the slime on your lettuces except that they might be rotting down a bit, separate the leaves and wash well, you may be able to salvage something edible.  Garden produce is never as pristine as shop stuff, but then we tend not to use the chemicals that their farmers use to have a commercially viable crop.

The peppers in Yorkshire where you are, I would put into 8 inch pots and keep them in the green house, or a sheltered sunny part of the garden, make sure they do not dry out. I start feeding mine tomato food when they are flowering. Other gardeners may do it differently.

Good luck with it and keep us posted

Hi anniegirl they probably going dorment this time of year
Hi dwarf leave them in the same pots and in greenhouse until next may then harden them off to put outside


Hi all …. playing with a new garden design and want some fruit trees….. fairly low maintenance, fast growing, good/tasty crop and wildlife friendly. Am I asking too much?! Any recommendations? 


Ever hopeful, if you start a new thread with a fruit tree title you may get more response as people will know what it's about. This is an old general thread that hasn't been used much recently. I have apples, geengages and cherries, pretty in spring and fruitful later, although some years are better than others.

Busy-Lizzie Just got on here, what exactly do u want to talk about? And when does the new compost come into the garden centres?

Logan if you click on Latest Posts you'll find all the most recent discussions - feel free to join in.

Hello , anybody grown fennel , last year grew some but instead of a bulb it was long and thin OK to eat but not what was expected 

Left some in the ground overwinter and they seem to be growing again , any advise or comments welcome