Carol 13

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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!! 

Tomato 2014

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 14:59

Hi James,

I suggest you have a try with Gardeners Delight they are really sweet and small but the best thing is they will ripen outside so in your greenhouse they should be great! we moved house last year and it was the first year I was without a green house for about 15 years, however I'm now awaiting delivery of a lovely new 8x10 so looking forward to rejoining the green house brigade!! 

Just a suggestion F1 all female cucumbers are good to grow also!!


Happy Gardening Carol

New Hedge Decisions

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 12:13

 Hi Guys, Hijaking the feed here! I'm also in the need of a new hedge! and I'm considering all your good advice but how do you trim a mixed hedge? as surely it will all grow at different rates?


Planting an Olive tree?

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 14:25

Hubby and I have bought a lovely Olive tree (Europa) we are hoping to plant it this weekend (its about 9ft tall) we have tried to choose a sheltered sunny spot and Ive got some bonemeal to put in the hole before planting. I was just wondering if anyone had any further words of wisdome before we do the deed?

All suggestions greatfully welcomed!!

I was also planning on wrapping the folliage in Fleece before the frosts set in!

Will security lightning / street lighting upset my vegetable plot?

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 12:57

wow very impressive well done!

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poorly plant eek!

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