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Latest posts by artjak

Peppers

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 10:31

I would turn them for time to time to make sure they don't end up leaning over towards the light; I have never tried growing them outside - perhaps you could make a little polytunnel with plumbers white plastic pipe and polythene? But don't plant them even there till about late May, early June.

Someone did explain to me years ago that plants can almost strangle themselves if you keep turning them, but if you do it cautiously it may work.

Follow up fox illumination pink

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 10:21

Have you tried cuttings?

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 08:19

archiepam, if you want to tell your local or national news media that would be great; a little publicity wouldn't be bad; but more importantly it would remind people that the awfulness of the winter flooding did not end when the media stopped reporting on it. The more the public are aware of the ongoing horror of having been flooded, the more pressure is put on the Government to spend our tax money on doing something about it for future years so these poor families don't have their houses and gardens wrecked again.

(Never forget; the Government doesn't actually have any money of it's own; only the taxes we pay which they are expected to use sensibly on projects for the public good)

Sorry to get on my high horse about this

Brassicas

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 08:11

I planted out sprouts several weeks ago; they looked very sad initially, but have revived. Do remember to cover them with netting to protect from birds when planted out. The only things left in the greenhouse at the moment are very tender, like Morning Glory.

Follow up fox illumination pink

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 08:08

My foxglove illumination plants are there, but not looking very happy - stunted is the word I think that would best describe them

Hang out the washing

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 08:05

I use those concertina airers (Wilko are doing them for £10 at the moment) then if it rains I can pick up the whole shebang and rush to the conservatory, where the clothes carry on drying.

Should I just re-sow my seeds?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 08:01

RubyL, where are these pots; it sounds to me like they may not have been warm enough?

Larkspur

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 08:00

I've just sown some straight into the border; never grown them before.

Fishy, love the picture of your dog

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 07:57

Rainy morning bump; and I was hoping to build some plant stands for herb pots, but it is far too wet. Still all the little pots for Somerset are loving it.

Greenhouse Gutters

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 20:37

I would get in touch with the manufacturers; they should have a system for this

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Any suggestions welcome 
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More good guys

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bird nest in potato bag

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What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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