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Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:40

Hello dwarf and welcome to the forum I don't know about the slime on your lettuces except that they might be rotting down a bit, separate the leaves and wash well, you may be able to salvage something edible.  Garden produce is never as pristine as shop stuff, but then we tend not to use the chemicals that their farmers use to have a commercially viable crop.

The peppers in Yorkshire where you are, I would put into 8 inch pots and keep them in the green house, or a sheltered sunny part of the garden, make sure they do not dry out. I start feeding mine tomato food when they are flowering. Other gardeners may do it differently.

Good luck with it and keep us posted

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:31

Horticultural Films

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:27

Butch Cassia and the Sunflower Kid

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:24

Is it alright to have several stars?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53311.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Campsis

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53312.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 Campanula (of some kind)

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53313.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 White Hollyhock

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53314.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Rainbow chard

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53316.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Gypsophila

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:20

I have a Master Composter event at Hunstanton allotments on 10/8, which I am really looking forward to as I adore allotments. I think the forumatti gang should go if that is the only date available to you; I can always go to Beth Chatto's at a later date.

SuperN, will look that up, I think James Wong is the guy who promotes 'grow your own medicine'.

Office Plant Identification

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:56

What are those sad plants behind it?

Quince Pollination

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:51

I don't have many this year either.

Large plant needed for balcony, help appreciated!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:50

Welcome Ben, I don't know what part of London you are in, but Clifton Nurseries in Maida Vale, Petersham Nursery in Sheen area or the one next to Turnham Green Tube Station would all have a selection of plants and pots; if weight is an issue, suggest that you get a plastic/fibreglass pot, they can look really good these days. If you make too specific a choice right now, you may run the risk of not being able to get it by Saturday.

What can I have thats large instead of troughs at the front of a house! Help

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:54

I have just had timber delivered free from a nearby merchant for a project. Some pieces are over 4m long, so less wastage..

Paul, are you worried about visitors driving through your door? Or other road users? If it is visitors on your drive, you could just paint a few large stones/pots white so that they see them.

There is a house not far from me; I think they have rebuilt their front wall 5 or 6 times in the last 13 years. Drivers (I'm thinking of drivers who have had a drink and perhaps 'borrowed' a car) do not realise there is a T junction there and just drive straight into their front wall. The latest reconstruction had big steel girders within the brick. This may sound harsh, but their house is only a metre or so behind the wall. Who wants a drunk uninsured driver in their sitting room?

This house now has a load of small reflective arrows on their wall pointing in the correct direction. Hope this helps.

Sweetcorn

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:35

That is quite amazing Bob

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