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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 17:42
Well weather a bit changeable today, but have seen the sun briefly. A few showers, wind is chilly and I think it's going to be a cold night. Have set some more seeds, onion sets and leeks. All covered over from the cold, pests etc. Wish it would warm up now!!!!

Talkback: How to grow strawberries

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 23:05
Thanks for the tip. Will let them do their stuff naturally and see what I get. Half the fun is the waiting to see what happens! Will be great to eat home grown strawberries. I remember my nan always grew loads way back when I was little. She would have been proud of my 'slightly' green fingers!!!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 22:59
Yes, getting on ok. Just a beginner really, but loving it. We are about 10 miles from Cambridge.

Talkback: How to grow strawberries

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 21:58

Must admit, it's mainly a bit of trial and error as I don't know what kind of plants I have as a kindly neighbour at the allotment shared her runners with us.  We just planted them and hope for the best.  Some are under a cloche, some in the ground and others in a strawberry planter, so we will see what happens!

Talkback: How to grow sunflowers from seed

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 21:54
Kids have already planted a couple of sunflowers. Perhaps a bit early, but they are in fairly sheltered areas and about 2inches in height now. Going to plant some more, so we can use as cut flowers later on. Happy gardening!

Dahlia : Emergency Resuscitation required

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 21:50

Thanks, perhaps I'll try tubers instead!  Wish me luck.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 21:41

Hi everyone, had fun reading all your great tips about slugs etc.  I planted a couple of Rhubarb plants on our new allotment last weekend and the birds have really attacked them.  Or perhaps it's the slugs?  I have used slug pellets before but wanted to keep the allotment as chemical free as possible so any tips gratefully received.

Most of my veggies are starting off well, but we have had loads of rain here. Except Monday, which was the only dry day.  Today not bad, so popped to allotment for a while this evening.  Had to cover most of my seedlings with nets as the birds are having a feeding frenzy.  They first pecked all the tops off our radishes, little blighters!

Looking forward to chatting to you all further.  Maybe share a photo or two once things really get going up the allotment and in the garden.  (Was also gutted to see Monty & co knocked off TV for the snooker tonight!)

Dahlia : Emergency Resuscitation required

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 21:23

My dahlias so far this year were a nightmare.  I grew a few from seed in my green house, then pricked them out.  Unfortunately, over a couple of days, slugs seem to have got in and have eaten every one of them.  Going to try again!

Talkback: How to grow strawberries

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 21:03

Some of my strawberries already have flowers, although they are small and not long in the ground. Should I remove flowers and let them grow a bit more first?

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