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Fruit and veg growing

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 11:57

I use this type of bag for my toms and there is a problem; the soil is not deep enough to support canes and heavy crops! Last year my toms looked like a load of drunks on the way back from the pub. This year am going to make a structure from pressure treated timber that will support the canes.

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 11:53

Scroggin, for me it is a question of space too. I grow carrots in large pots and the outdoor toms are in huge grow bag things. Last year I was growing 26 different veg. Great for flavour and variety, but not enough space for self sufficiency

Help with identifying plant by smell.

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 11:50

Nut, I think they were white and that scent really haunts me

Dove

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 11:47

bump and thanks Panda

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

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 11:46

Started to enlarge the veg bed, which means moving lots of pea shingle, removing horitcultural  membrane, replacing some shingle and forking it in to the compacted clay. Making new raised edges, getting a load of compost and spreading it, mixed with sharp sand and organic chicken manure pellets. Should be finished by this p.m.

But the bed will then be about 30sq m. This will enable me to do proper crop rotation I hope and have more veg for the winter.

Aren't we all busy bees

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 11:39

I agree with poddington; I grow only 4 bags of spuds for the flavour when friends come over; they are so cheap to buy and the farm shop is only 5 mins walk away.

Help with identifying plant by smell.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:58

Auntiem, it certainly looks to be the right thing; but would something as exotic as this have been around in London and the Home counties in 1958? Also the plant can achieve 8' in height with flowers 5" across, which is far larger than the plant I saw. What is the scent like?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:52

Lovely

Anyone have a garden blackbird?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:36

Brenda, our local blackbird imitates the sound of the door bell on the little local Post office, so the Sub Post Master has to constantly run through from the back to see if there is a customer. When i walk round to the P.O., the blackbird wolf whistles at me

Found a couple of new things in the garden.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:29

I think the Kerria may be called colloquially 'Sailor's Buttons'. I have never figured out why, I am sure there is not a Navy in the world where the sailors have bright yellow buttons.

Discussions started by artjak

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 20:12

Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 17:56

Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 20:10

Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 14:57

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 20:52

Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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Last Post: 27/03/2014 at 20:57

worst gardening old wives tales

what is the worst mis-information you have been given? 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 18:34

Hamburg parsley

Growing info please 
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Last Post: 13/03/2014 at 19:29

plant I.D. please

plant in neighbours garden 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 19:27

Day out to RHS Hyde Hall

Just some pics that I took 
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Last Post: 08/03/2014 at 14:42

Talkback: How to grow celeriac

I'm growing celeriac for the first time this year as I love making celeriac remoulade. Seeing the photos in the 'how to do it' article makes... 
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Last Post: 27/02/2014 at 22:06

Become a Compost Expert

Free training to become a compost master 
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Last Post: 07/03/2014 at 23:53

Help for flooded gardens

help for flooded gardens 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 20:54

Tibouchina Grandiflora Lepidota

Any info about care 
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Last Post: 30/01/2014 at 13:45

lisianthus

Any tips on groing lisianthus 
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Last Post: 13/01/2014 at 12:53
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