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I bought some seeds from them a couple of months ago and they were fine.
Chilli lover, I have just looked and you are in Hampshire(?) For the first time ever, my autumn sown broad beans up here in the Fens have not over-wintered very well.
I have been told to pinch out the top leaves at some stage (possibly when first flowers appear) to avoid black fly. Does any one know more about this?
Sotongeoff, well spotted
The Fens, a little snow last night, followed by a chilly day, but not unbearable. Am v. proud that I bled the rads today without having to call a plumber
I gave an olive tree to some friends in Bedfordshire who have a very sheltered walled garden; the winter before last killed it.
In big cities they seem to survive because of the'kiln' effect of the warmth that leaches from buildings.
When I did a soil test in my new garden 10 years ago, I used one of those little kits where you add water to a little tube of soil and some chemical. Thinking about it later I realised that I had also tested the ph of the water. I am no scientist so I can't answer this question. The result I got was a ph of 8. Everything grows fine except for the attacks of slugs etc. Everything I have read since says basically don't bother trying to change the ph too fundamentally; you are flogging a dead horse. Grow what works with that ph.
Maria ralph, how would you stop them from blowing away? I'm not being negative at all; I think it's a great idea
Zoomer44, I know the feeling; I would love rolling acres, or at least half an acre.
Last year a friend bought a little lemon tree at Aldi or Lidl, dead cheap, so was hoping to get one.
Zoomer, did they have Lemon Trees in Aldi?
Thank you for the info, sotongeoff