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Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 11:20

I have polycarbonate because I have horses in a stony paddock next door and they gallop about. But it doesn't look as nice as glass. Half of mine is dug bed which I grow tomatoes in, but I change the soil from time to time and add compost and rotted manure when planting. In spring I put trestles with planks on as a temporary table for putting my baby plants on, then when they go in the cold frames to harden off I remove the tables and plant the indoor tomatoes. The other side of the central path has permanent staging and a potting bench.


Posted: 18/05/2013 at 11:13

I've never tried it, I 've heard you can grow squashes under sweetcorn. Brassicas don't mind a bit of shade. Give it a go and let us know!


Posted: 18/05/2013 at 09:51

Morning all.

I hope you have a lovely time in Cornwall, Dove. We went there mid June 2 years ago, but it was too late for all the rhodos and azaleas.We visited 9 gardens! Fantastic. I liked some of the privately owned ones that you don't hear as much about, such as a nice lady who had a national clematis collection on the outskirts of Truro. And a really beautifull garden full of perennials called "Hidden Valley (I think). Little lanes not that easy to find but worth it! We loved Trebah as well. The fishing villages are so pretty too and there are some lovely old pubs.

Looking forward to hearing about the show Andy. Good luck!

Thunderstorm last night, pouring. Time for some re-potting in the GH.

poorly nectarine tree

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 23:08

Here is a GW article on peach leaf curl.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 22:58

trifid house, interested to hear you have a horse, so do I, but it's the busiest time of the year at the moment in the garden so she's been a bit neglected on the riding front. Don't think she minds, she's out at grass with her friends!

Gorgeous azalea Andy, good luck to both of you. Don't know how your OH managed to produce all that and work as well!

Gardener's sayings.

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 18:28

"A garden is never so good as it will be next year."

When I look at my garden I always imagine what it will be like (hopefully!) so even when there's just earth in winter I'm always looking forward.


Posted: 17/05/2013 at 12:43

I have metal canes for the tomatoes and when they had blight I wiped them down with surgical spirit and they didn't get blight the next year. I think blight is partly a weather thing. I also wipe secateurs with surgical spirit.


Posted: 17/05/2013 at 09:11

Morning all. Going to fetch a little pergola with a bench under it today. Never got OH anything much for his birthday back in Feb. but he'd like somewhere to sit in the garden that isn't a chair at the table on the terrace where we eat. I never have time to sit in the garden and if I did I'd be fretting about weeds etc!

 It will be under a tree with dappled shade, old stone wall behind it on edge of lawn. What shall I grow up the sides? OH fancies clematis. There are so many and some like sun and some shade.

Please help me identify this really invasive plant!! And how the spread

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 22:44

No it won't. It has tremendously long roots so the only way is weedkiller. At the RHS garden I saw on TV, think it was Harlow Carr, maybe Hyde Hall, they used glyphosate.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 22:26

Rudbeckia, perennial and annual, and garden equipment - rake. I'm growing this r this year.

 Prairie Sun


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