Latest posts by blueberry77

No flowers on Clematis.

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 19:49

Bob, what is the name of the dark purpley red ones you have in that picture ? I have a similar one from a previous garden but never knew the name of it.

(eta: is it Niobe ?)

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 19:45

The BBC reckon that their mission is "To enrich people's lives with programmes and services that inform, educate and entertain." and that "Audiences are at the heart of everything we do."

Don't think they're really achieving that for many of us.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 13:14

Still grey, still chilly, still windy and still showery.

Ditto. Can't believe how cold it is. Feels like the beginning of March

Last years potatoes in May

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 13:09

If they're not black or mouldy or green or full of holes, I don't see why not. They've basically just been in storage.

Problems with dwarf beans

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 13:06

I never soak beans and usually get a good germination rate and strong seedlings. This year I lost the lot thanks to dodgy compost (killed off a load of my other plants as well). What compost did you plant them in ?

New site - is it easy to use?

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 23:32

A few queries and suggestions:

1) videos on "how to" pages. Transcript or summary please, and for the videos to NOT start up automatically.

2) "what to do now" seems to have been prewritten with no accounting for current weather conditions. Large parts of the country are way behind on what is being suggested.

3) Why are there so many forums ? There seems to be a lot of overlap. Makes it hard to find and follow discussions and ends up with same repeated Q's in different places

4) would be useful to be able to search for other member's previous posts

5) how do I find all my own previous posts beyond the ten I can see under "recent posts" ?

Talkback: How to build a raised vegetable bed

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 22:49

i would like to build my beds 2 or even 3 feet high (BAD BACK )are there any problems that may accur.

You don't need to have 3 feet of soil of course. You could have have a platform of some sort with the raised bed on top of that. Or if you are happy with a smaller growing area a "manger" planter might be OK for you.


Posted: 11/05/2012 at 22:42

Wool or felted matting. Slugs don't like crawling over the wooly barbs.

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 18:10

The trouble is would people blame the compost or themselves??-those without internet access would not be aware of the problems or discussions like these.

Yes, especially for first time or relative newbie gardeners, they may well be wrongly blaming themselves, or maybe the cold and wet weather. Those of us who've been gardening a while longer are more likely to realise, in all my years I have never had such a wipe-out of seedlings like this.

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 17:17

Sadly, if we want to be 'green' we will have to learn to live with this awful stuff. Lumps of wood, pieces of glass and plastic

Sorry but this is abject nonsense. Sustainable or recycled or "green" compost does NOT mean wood, glass, plastic and consequent dead plants. Just the opposite.

This toxic rubbish that is being peddled is more a reflection of a massively ANTI green and ANTI sustainable industry and culture.

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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Watterlogged soil, everything rotting

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Holes in soil

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Have any of you tried straw as a winter mulch ?

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Ideas for some instant Autumn colour please

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

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Does everyone know about the rhs plant finder ?

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