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Latest posts by Bookertoo

Cells or Flats and for what?

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 11:04

Tiny seeds in trays, larger one in small pots - it doesn't really matter, just what you find easiest and most suitable for sthe spaces you have.  I've done peas in guttering but not carrots or beetroots, sounds like a good idea, shall give that a go.


Fine Green beans in the shops

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 11:02

Both butter beans and broad beans are gorgeous - cooked well and carefully - lucky we don't all like the same things isn't it.  Fine beans are, as you now know, dwarf french beans, and are are eminently suitable for container growing - so anyone with the tiniest space can have them - yummy. 


Posted: 18/03/2013 at 16:35

Well Pamalala, do hope you have much sucess wth nematodes, and you will for a while, they are very effective - until all the neighbours slugs realise yours is a slug free zone and move in!! However, they will keep whatever it is that you want kept slug free without slugs for a while.  Did you not find them very hard work, all that diluting, spreading, washing in etc?  You are proably a bright energetic young thing in comparison with me??  Anyway, you will have slug free areas for a while - enjoy. 

Strong Tub Trugs

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 12:16

I think it is when they get left out of doors in sun (!!) and frost, the weaker areas do deteriorate - like brittle watering cans and so on.  The ones that have remained in the shed holding things, and thus have not not exposed to so much to light and cold, have kept their handles.  Last year when I 'did' my hosta pots, I filled a large bright pink tub trug with grit and top of the pots discard for disposal, but the handles came off as you said, and now I am going to have to empty it small jar by small jar full  - grrrrr!

Unexpected notifications

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 12:13

If that's the worst you do when the brain is disengaged you will be fine !!  With you I do find the notifications a pain in the left nostril - though I can see how people would find them useful.

Garden Achievement

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 23:06

Indeed Artjak, I go along with Joan Rivers with that comment, also the one that the wonderful late Quentin Crisp made, 'if you don't dust, after 4 years it doesn't get any worse anyway ......'   However, the garden does not allow that sort of neglect, and I would not want to allow that anyway - never mind the windows, lets prune the dogwoods. 


Posted: 07/03/2013 at 15:20

Oh dear, that has quite put me off my afternoon tea!!  My mother used to tell about me, aged around 2, coming in delighted with the 'currants' I had found, we lived in the country and there were rabbits about ................!! Not as bad as slugs thiugh - yucky yucky

late start,more advice please!!

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 15:17

Tnanks MMP, have been growing various types of plants that would hate it here otherwise, gives you the freedom to do what you like!  Can't yet alter the weather here, but am working on it!!

Glad of the info re compost bins, will look into that as well. 


Posted: 07/03/2013 at 12:55

If you want to do this, and indeed it can be quite effective, you can always put the cuttings in the ground upside down, it solves the rooting problem!

Ideas wanted for feature pot.....

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 12:30

Big pot do not always need big plants - I have several enormous pots in the garden and often fill them with numerous little plants, the sheet effect can be very effective too.  It must be said I also have a very large indeed pot with an oak tree in it, but that is a whole 'nother story!

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