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Latest posts by artychris

when to get tomatoes in

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 16:10

Is it a good idea, to now get the green tomatoes off the outdoor plants, and ripen them indoors.


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 13:41

how would you suggest to store them. Would it be a good idea to take of the tops so they do not make the onions go rotten if they are damp.


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 12:55

Could someone tell me how long you have to hang onions , before eating them.

outdoor tomato planting

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 09:01

They are 'Super Marmande'.

outdoor tomato planting

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 18:01

Could any one tell me when is a good time to put out tomato plants in the garden and how big should they be.

lawn improvement

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 14:07

Thankyou' Bobthegardener'.

I think that is probably what I am going to do this year. I had thought that putting bark down would  be a good idea, but it was just good to hear it from someone else !

Many Thanks!!

lawn improvement

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 08:59

I have a small lawn that lays in partial shade of a large oak tree, so it doesn't get its full quota of sunshine ( When we get it!) . I feed it regularly in the growing season, but it always struggles to thicken up. Would it help if I added daisies and clover to it.

Has anyone any thoughts on this ,Thanks.

how to use nematodes efficiently

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 16:04

could someone explain to me, if I need to apply nematodes more than once, to make them keep the slugs down.You seem to be able to purchase them at 6 week intervals.Has anyone applied them just the once and had success.

Talkback: Slugs

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 11:26

My soil is very heavy and wet and yes, they are absolutely massive and there was alot of them last year, the like of which I have not seen before.. My parents soil is much lighter (they live a mile away at the top of the hill in our town, we live at the bottom in the Waveney valley) and they have hardly any.

Talkback: Slugs

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 11:13

Has anyone tried ' copper tape round the containers 'method. I was thinking of growing some lettuces this year with said method and also using them for tomato growing, as last year it was the first time ever, that the little blighters successfully nibbled through about 12 plants that had been replaced three times!!. Is it a tried and tested method.

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mysterious plant in my garden!

identify please! 
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suitable lawnmower for lady gardener

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when to get tomatoes in

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outdoor tomato planting

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lawn improvement

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how to use nematodes efficiently

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growing laurel hedge

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