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LED Plant Grow Light Bulb

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 18:17

Thanks for the reply.

LED Plant Grow Light Bulb

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 11:45

MrsDeapSleap did the lamp take long to come from asia? The price looks too good to be true but I am tempted to take a chance an send for one, thanks.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 15:08

Pity but it seems that there are plenty more Aliona Vilani's about, as for a dance competition goes I know nothing about the intricacies of the foxtrot or the Argentinean tango but even an expert sitting at home would struggle to give a score when the camera is spinning around the dancers, and the smoke machine obscuring their feet etc. As a show I love it though, we voted for Kelly and Georgia in the final and never voted for Jay since the first few weeks of the show.

Swede and Sprouts just not growing

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 14:24

I planted brussels in June I bought plants from the garden centre because I was too late to sow any, they grew well through the summer and I managed to keep the worst of the cabbage whites off of them they have been festooned with large sprouts since September,  the variety that I bought were Trafalgar an early variety, I usually do well with brussels growing either Roodnerf or Bosworth. I don't usually want sprouts until this time of year to around February or March so you could still get a decent late crop yet although I grow on clay and can't speak for growing on light soils. As for Swede I always struggle to grow it I don't know why but I just can't get a decent crop, pity really because I like a bit of mashed Swede.


Posted: 26/11/2015 at 16:38

86 well done to your dad and congratulations from me, if I was 86 I'd like a greenhouse or potting shed to potter about in, in fact I'm nearly 62 and I'd like one to potter about in too can't beat a good old potter about!


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 17:48

New threads are useful.

Non Support of Poor Companies

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 17:35

I've always had good results with thompson and morgan and when I emailed them they replied and sorted the problem straight away.

Overwintering Pelargoniums

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 17:30

I usually take cuttings and get rid of the parent plants but last year mine were so riddled with rust that I didn't dare take cuttings and left the plants in a dry sunny sheltered place without heat, the winter was so mild that all the plants survived and as I had removed the rust effected leaves throughout the winter they were rust free by spring and ready to repot. This year I took cuttings which are growing well on a north facing windowsill but I also kept the parent plants in the same location as last year, I also kept a couple of fuchsias and some busy lizzies. I do water them infrequently when the temperature is on the mild side and only enough to stop the compost from drying completely never getting the leaves wet, so far so good.

Sprout harvesting

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 17:17

Blimey six sprouts and a few kale leaves do me and the wife for a meal I couldn't eat half a stalks worth all on my own. I have taken to removing the lower leaves and any yellow ones from my plants as last year the sprouts got black mould on them, it seems to have worked.

Kohl rabi

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 16:20

Kohl rabi surprisingly nice in salads it has a slightly nutty flavour, I've never tried it cooked.

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A quick question for Allotmenteers?

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