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Posted: 24/05/2013 at 17:47

Sorry Greengardener 2 I have heard of the variety but not grown it. I suggest you ask at a garden centre or look it up on the internet for the answer re removing side shoots or not.


Ordering turf online

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 17:32

Be careful when buying online. You could be buying weed ridden rubbish which you will never kill off no matter what treatment you try. Bad grasses can be Annual Meadow Grass which seeds thick bladed grasses all year round (hence the name), Crouch Grass (weed grass).

Look for Bent Grass and Fescue Grass with a mixture of other grasses for a quality turf but this is a bit more expensive than the other types. It depends on what quality of lawn you want. Modern Rygrass can also be attractive and hard wearing.

Look up in your yellow pages for lawn turf growers, go to their nursery and look for whatever quality you want and then buy.

unidentified bulb

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 17:22

It does remarkably look like a Spring Onion! I think Nutcutlet has the right idea.

Taste a bit of it to make your `Differential Diagnosis` - yes, I am a retired Medic!

Runner Beans

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 17:17

We have grown our Runners this year from seed in the GH and will be planting them out this weekend surrounded by a "thick mulch" of Slug Pellets!! The plants are in 4 inch pots are about 5 inches high (sorry about the Old English measurments but I do not DO the European rubbish!)

Good luck.


Posted: 24/05/2013 at 17:13

Thanks Betty. I grew Sungold some years ago and found it to have good flavour but a bit on the small size. I now grow a couple of Gardener`s Delight each year, again, for their flavour but I still prefer the mid size Tomato Gourmet for its flavour (eg. the size of a Moneymaker or Shirley although I have always found these 2 varieties utterly tasteless inspite of other growers feelings!).

With the wonderful weather we are having, you do not say which X-mas!!!


Posted: 24/05/2013 at 12:33

How are your Tomatoes growing? I am again growing Gourmet (mid size) sown in February in heated conservatory, eventually into GH with heat in April. They are now 4 foot tall with 3 trusses of flowers and small fruit developing.

I do not remember having the heating on in late May for years but this spring has been and still is disgusting. Here in Cheshire, today  the temperature is 50 degrees (sorry old English) which considering we are 6 days from the first day of Summer - June 1st, it is pathetic. According to our annual gardening diary the plants and the garden as a whole, we are 3-4 weeks behind other years.



Posted: 17/05/2013 at 18:37

The red leaves are the new leaves of this years growth. After the red colour fades, they turn yellow. To encourage red leaved to form throughout the summer, prune over long branches by half and the new leaves which form will be red again.



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