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Growing strawberries

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 11:41

It's my second year of growing them in hanging baskets. I get 4-5 in each one. I have had a decent crop. They over winter in a spare bed then I dig up and replant in the basket again.

Bolting Broccoli

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 12:04

My broccoli was coming along beautifully. Heads were forming but not quite big enough to harvest. Then, over the past 2 days, they have bolted forming long yellow flowers. I have now removed the spindley flower stems in hope that I may get side shoots of broccoli forming.

Does anyone know what I did wrong. They were planted in a new raised bed which was filled with home made compost and bought compost. The plants and leaves themseles are massive (although this might be normal) and I think it may be down to too mch nitrogen in the bed.

Anyone got any advice or explaination?

tulips losing their heads

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 12:20

Auntiemand - there are cats around but into seen any pay any attention to the tulips. I see more in the back garden than front yet the tulips at the back are fine. 

Great idea about the pheasants from Dove! Only wish we had more round here. not sure the Glasgow pigeons would have the same flavour .

seems that the concenus to my problem is birds then. Should have guessed, I've always had problems with birds! 

tulips losing their heads

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 17:09
lazy gardener wrote (see)

Birds-some are attracted to yellow

Thats the winning explaination at the moment. Any more bids? 

tulips losing their heads

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 16:45

PatsyC - I considered that also but I dont think that the wind was that strong over the time that this happened. Also the fact that its only happened to 4 so far out of 30 odd seems a bit strange.

tulips losing their heads

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 15:48

I have a front garden border with tulips which were planted in the winter. They came up a few weeks ago and were a loverly display. Earlier this week two of them had there flowers 'snipped' off about 2 inches below the petals. Now there are 4 that have suffered the same fate. I dont know that if the fact that the one affected are all yellow in colour has any baring on it but none of the other coloured tulips have been touched. Also the heads are just lying by the plant and haven't been eaten or collected.

Does anyone know what could be the reason for this? I live in a Glagow city suburbs with very few wildlife issues to worry about. 

Planning for ground frosts

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 16:35

Cheers Welshonion thats the ticket!

Does anyone else..........

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 14:00

I also chop the largest or chunkiest into more 'bite size' chunks. Egg shells, i have discoverd, are definately better to be crumbled.

Planning for ground frosts

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 13:54
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Have a look out there. If the sky has cleared and the temperature is dropping the chances of frost are high. We might get a frost that's not mentioned on a weather forecast but rarely a frost that I didn't expect.

and the met office has all the info, you can look and see what the cloud cover is and what's happening to it

Thanks nut, thats the sort of response I was hoping for. 

Planning for ground frosts

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 13:52

 sorry but I'm not sure why this is so hard. All local information may or may not be broadcast. Sometimes these things are mentioned, sometimes they are not. stations have access to various info but doesn't mean they use it. 

All I was asking was if anyone knew of any sites that had it. If not then ok I'll try elsewhere.

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Bolting Broccoli

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tulips losing their heads

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Planning for ground frosts

sources for local info on ground frost 
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Growing Eryngium

Height, width, experiences 
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Sharpening tools

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Re-felting a shed

How to re-felt a shed 
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