Busy-Lizzie


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Crop rotation

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 09:16

One word of warning - I wouldn't put tomatoes close to potatoes. They are the same family and both are prone to the same blight, so if one gets blight then the other is likely to.

I put perpetual spinach with beetroot and lettuces last year and they did well. That soil had been manured in the autumn.

Plant the sweet corn in a block, not a row, it makes fertilisation easier.

work in progress

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 23:51

Thought I'd seen it before. I've been to Kalami and Kassiopi, but years ago. Went to Corfu with first (late) husband for our honeymoon and went again when daughter was small. Loved it. Saw it on TV recently, much more built up. We stayed in Nissaki.

Montana clematis

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 23:18

I tie my unruly bits of clematis to their supports with green garden twine, very gently. It's older shoots will be brown.

Weeds for compost? ????

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 22:40

Please don't, one may escape into someone's garden! Burn them, horrid things, I hate them. They disappear under my stone walls and come out when I'm not looking. Destroyed my asparagus bed.

First time allotment owner in need of advise :)

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 22:37

Baza has worked really hard on his plot, has his own thread a bit like a blog.

work in progress

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 22:35

Lovely dog, Baza. What a lot of seed trays! Hels has been busy.

Is that you in your avatar picture? Where is it? Looks gorgeous, like the Mediterranean.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 09:55

Mrs. Garden, Hazel and Flumpy - Shadow was caught by next door farmer chasing sheep so DD had to re-home him. He didn't die.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 09:15

Cold and grey near Poitiers.

Newbie sowing question

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 09:13

No big rush though, if March is cold I often don't start sowing beetroot etc. until April.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 08:29

Morning all. Grey day. Have given daughter her birthday presents. Going to a restaurant in Poitiers for lunch but smallest grandson (5) doesn't feel very well. Daughter says he'll be OK when he's had some paracetamol. I hope so.

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