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Potato flowers

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 21:48

How do I know when to dig them up? When they have flowered or when they wilt ?

Late Potatoes

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 21:37

Dt brown are currently advertising seed potatoes such as Charlotte, Maris peer etc!!

Best multi purpose compost this year ?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 11:39

Yeah I'm on j Arthur bowers too our local makro had it on offer and although it's a bit woody I just pick out the obvious big bits save it to one side and then when planting a bigger plant chuck it in the bottom of pots, helps with the drainage! 

Damping off! **Please** help!

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 10:55

Slightly off topic here but related, I've got some cucumbers in my gh they were grown inside and planted in the gh when they were too big for windpw sill they looked fine until about a week ago when some started to wilt, I've noticed the stems near the compost look to be rotting is this damping off too? The gh is unheated so the temp swing is quite big!! Too cold of an evening perhaps?? 

poorly plant eek!

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 17:17
I've not noticed any mildew but I will have a closer look Elizabeth, and thanks Blairs fingers crossed it recovers soon!! thank you both for your help!!

poorly plant eek!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 18:23
Hi Lavande yes I did but couldn't do it from my mobile needed to fire up the lap top! Hi Blair's that could be right but there is only one of the three whichis dropping? that one did look the most healthy when we planted it!

poorly plant eek!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 11:52
I recently bought 3 6ft photinia red robins, two look fine but this one seems to be dropping its leaves! the normal dark green leaves sewn to be getting paler as can be seen in the photo, of any one could make a suggestion I'd really appreciate it Stoll three were plantedin the same border with bone meal and a handful of chickenpellet manure.

New Allotment, advice please!!

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 18:03

Hello all you experts out there, I'm in the very fortunate position of getting an allotment, but never having had one before I'd love some advice please!

Its been cleared and I'm raring to go!!

what to grow,

where to buy seed from,

what equipment would you consider essential?

all posts gratefully accepted!!

Thank you

Greenhouse Table/Shelving

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 21:43

I got a simple shelving unit from home bargains it was only about £5, I have staging too but u always need more storage for plants seed trays etc!!


Posted: 28/02/2014 at 21:39

We'll I'm also a seedaholic! I confess and I want no therapy thanks, in fact I've just got my first allotment today and can't wait to buy even more! I have however just sown some Aubergine seeds which are 8 years old what's the chances? Slim to none of germination but couldn't resist trying! I'm also having anew greenhouse erected next week and as I've been without for 2 years I'm ridiculously excited!! I've got so far 3 types of toms, cucs, chillies and peppers! All in various stages of seedlings!! 

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Discussions started by Carol 13

poorly plant eek!

can someone suggest what's wrong with this photinia? 
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New Allotment, advice please!!

Any advice for a new allotment holder? 
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Last Post: 29/03/2014 at 01:00

Planting an Olive tree?

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Last Post: 16/01/2014 at 17:12

Leylandii Cypressus?

Turning Brown from the trunk outwards 
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Last Post: 12/07/2013 at 15:54

Cherry advice please?

Pruning a beautiful tree! 
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Last Post: 03/06/2013 at 16:02

Polycarbonate/Glass Greenhouse

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Last Post: 31/05/2013 at 08:49
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