Latest posts by blueberry77


Posted: 23/10/2012 at 17:45

Thanks Geoff, the old ones had made nothing this year so decided to start afresh.


Posted: 22/10/2012 at 12:34

Do the young runners need any special treatment or feed after planting out ? I just got rid of a load of old plants and only have the babies left, will I get fruit next year ?


When to plant spring bulbs

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 12:33

I only have a small space so all my bulbs go in pots: crocus, snowdrops, narcicus already in and sunk in the ground. Easy to move out of the way when they are dieing back

Have any of you tried straw as a winter mulch ?

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 10:49

I have quite a bit of spare straw and was wondering whether it would do as a winter mulch on my vegetable patch. Last year I put down a layer of manure, but it's unlikely I'll be able to do that in time for this winter.

Will the straw rot down OK, does it improve the soil etc ? Am interested in anybody's direct experience with this.


Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 06/10/2012 at 19:37

Thanks David, I've always Spring sown before but lost most of them this year with the weather. Will try Autumn sowing hopefully for a better result

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 06/10/2012 at 14:45

If the sweet peas are sown now, when is germination expected ? That is, do they come through in a few weeks as usual and then just sit dormant as small plants through the rest of winter - or what ?

Ideas for some instant Autumn colour please

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 23:00

Thanks all. I've got some Violas and hardy Chrysanths.

Ideas for some instant Autumn colour please

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 19:54

Have some empty space and would like a quick splash of colour, but bit stuck for ideas. Pot mums maybe or something similar ?


Posted: 04/08/2012 at 16:54

I put in Vivaldi and Lady Christl, dug up seven tops and got enough for about 3 dinners. Dreadful. Have some sarpo mira in a barrel which will leave for a few more weeks and hope to get a few more from that.

Herbs dying

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 16:51

I've lost a couple of rosemary plants, can't work out why exactly. Must have just been over stressed and not coped.

Discussions started by blueberry77

Anyone had success with growing clover ?

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Wasps eating cosmos ?

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Anyone oop North started planting yet ?

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Overwintered failures

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Broad beans again

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Last Post: 04/01/2013 at 10:19

Watterlogged soil, everything rotting

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Holes in soil

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Last Post: 30/11/2012 at 18:22

Have any of you tried straw as a winter mulch ?

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Last Post: 03/11/2012 at 18:49

Ideas for some instant Autumn colour please

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Last Post: 29/09/2012 at 20:17

Is there anything that can go in now for an autumn crop ?

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Last Post: 05/08/2012 at 07:46

Does everyone know about the rhs plant finder ?

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