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Latest posts by AllotmentMax

Sweetcorn not Ripening

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 16:52

I planted out Marshalls bought small plants this year on my allotment, only 9 plants and they only grew to about 2ft high.  I only got about 4 cobs altogether.  Not very successful.  Any advice as I have never grown them before.

Clematic trouble

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 16:50

Aah I suppose that could be it, but I can't say I have noticed, but the blighters do like to come out at night don't they.  Oh well I will see how it goes.  Am looking forward to seeing it flower next year.  I can't remember it's name, but it had lovely pink bell type flowers on the picture.  I bought it at GW Live show this year, along with many others!

Clematic trouble

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 16:43

It's in the ground and the base is fairly shady as I always place a few stones around the base of them all.  I think it might be some sort of bug.  I will leave it and see if it recovers.  Might cut it back low and see if it revives next spring!

Complete novice getting started

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 16:39

Just give it a go.  Gardening is very much learn as you go.  What works for some doesn't necessarily work for others as we all live in different parts of the country etc.

Clematic trouble

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 16:36

Something seems to be eating my clematis.  The leaves have been attacked, but not what it would be.  All my other clematis seem unaffected.

Passion Fruit Vine

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 23:48

Hi just noticed your post about the passion fruit vine. Do you mean passion flower? if you do then perhaps it's not the end of the world for your vine.  My mother in law gave me a plant a few years ago.  I planted it and for almost two years after there was very little growth and I never thought it would come to much.  Then the third year I went away on holiday and on our return it was huge and in full flower.  Very much depends on the weather I think as it was a good summer that year.  It hasn't liked it much this year, plenty of growth, but fewer flowers.


Posted: 29/09/2012 at 18:19

I have a pretty flowerless garden right now, apart from the Pom pom Dahlias I grew from seed, which turned out well in the end.  (THe first lot got eaten by slugs) Have grown a few perennials from seed ready for early flowering next year.  Hopefully much more colour next year.

Brand New Garden - 1 Year on

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 18:16

I think your garden looks lovely, especially as it's only one year old.  We have lived in ours about 13 years and have always kept it neat and tidy and child play friendly.  Kids getting bigger now and we can experiment a bit more and chang things about a bit and introduce lots of new ideas.  So have started now ready for next year and have a few ideas in the memory banks helped by this forum thanks!

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 18:04

I planted my sweet peas early spring this year, but after seeing Monty's trial and other info from this forum having decided to sow some now and then some in the spring.  Mine did ok (apart from the one's my 12 year old daughter pulled up when helping with the weeding!) but I didn't spend much time on them and didn't cut any for the vase.  After reading lots of tips etc I hope to get a better lot for cut flowers next year.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 17:58

Lovely day here just outside Cambridge.  Warm too.  Spent three hours at the allotment having a tidy round and generally getting as much done as I could.  Spent the afternoon in the garden.  Great tidy up, some bulbs in and new plants all in ready for next year.  Grass scarified and cut.  Just need to set some seed on the patches and hope for a good lawn next year.  Hope weather holds up for tomorrow as I still have a few jobs which need doing in the front garden and the other half of allotment is still a bit of a mess.  Always so much to do!!!!!

Discussions started by AllotmentMax

48 perennial plant offer

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Gorgeous sunny day.. what did you all get up to?

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what utter confusion!

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Pruning apple tree

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Clematic trouble

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Can you give me some advice on Passion Flowers?

Passion flower 
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