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dahlias

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 08:54

I agree.  Dahlias sprout new shoots from the remaining stem rather from the tubers.

nettle fertiliser

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 23:26

Yes, no problem there.  They could also go on the compost heap if you have one.

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 15:01

They could always sneak it in by choosing 5 names which make up Diana.  Doris Ivy Agnes Noreen Alberta.

Rain

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 14:27

Yay!  10mm of much needed rain overnight here in Leics.  Heavy showers today - just got pretty wet travelling from GH to potting shed (have enough potting-on to keep me busy until it gets dark.)  The potatoes will love it at this critical stage in their development.

Tomatoes & Cucumbers

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 15:56

Nope, strawberries are greedy plants - feed them as much as you like, as long as you don't exceed the dosage rates on the fertilizer packet.   You can't really over-water strawberries either.

National nude gardening day!

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 13:44
1Runnybeak1 wrote (see)

Missed the jockey on the news, what was that about ? 

I think they call it "wardrobe malfunction"

Google "Jockey mooning"

 

 

Just wanted to share :)

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 11:35

Me too.

They self-seed everywhere here and I use them as natural ground-cover and a backdrop at this time of year.  Easy to pull-up when they have gove over, by which time they have put down seeds ready for next year. 

Suits me perfectly - no digging and no planting required!

Peonies

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 11:28

A root cutting is really the same as splitting them but on a much smaller scale.

What I should have said is that you can't propagate herbaceous peonies from top-growth cuttings.

Tomatoes & Cucumbers

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 11:25

Chris, I would avoid using that, partcularly on the tomatoes, as it's likely high in nitrates and will encourage lots of leafy growth and may delay fruit production.  You get the best from tomatoes by not over-feeding and not over-watering them, especially while they are young plants.

National nude gardening day!

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 10:41

Just tried it.  Where have all the birds gone?!

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Vine weevils

..ate all of my winter carrots! 
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Last Post: 01/01/2016 at 22:01

Huge pest problem

Don't think netting will work 
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Last Post: 19/12/2015 at 21:00

Renovate or remove privet hedge?

Replace or cut back hard? 
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Last Post: 20/09/2015 at 13:33

Drought

No real rain here for weeks 
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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 18:41

Little Red Devils (Lily beetles)

They're about now! 
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Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 17:03

Christmas has come early

New trees 
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Last Post: 19/12/2014 at 16:52

Anyone for squirrel crumble?

Thieving rodents 
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Last Post: 27/11/2014 at 21:12

Plant ID quizzes

Have fun identifying plants! 
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Last Post: 14/09/2014 at 13:17

Watering dried-out pots

Tip to help to stop water running straight through 
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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 12:28

Blackfly - ladybirds to the rescue!

Broad bean tip blackfly infestation 
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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 18:04

Bob's guide to picking soft fruit

Only fto be read by your household's main gardener! 
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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 18:52

Lovely surprise

I went down the garden in the gloom.. 
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Last Post: 18/06/2014 at 14:32

Dragonfly/Darter/Mayfly ID?

Flew into the polytunnel for a while 
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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 21:44

A week of rain = jungle garden!

It's been too wet to really do anything outside.. 
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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 17:42

Deep Down & Dirty: The Science of soil

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Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 11:30
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