Latest posts by artychris

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.

growing laurel hedge

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 10:25

Thankyou for the advice, i was a little bit scared to prune such large leaves in case I ruined the plants. Its not quite the same as trimmimg a box hedge!

growing laurel hedge

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 09:46

My laurel hedge, that has been planted up about two years, is now about two feet high. Do I at some point need to perhaps trim them at the tops to make them thicken up, as they are slightly spindley, or do I just let them do there own thing .

They are growing adjacent to a large oak tree in partial shade.

feeding houseplants

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 19:04

Thanks for all your advice, it has been very helpful.

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