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Beechgrove Garden Goes National.

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 21:06

I really enjoyed the programme. The garden was in the same condtion as mine and if they can grow crops so can I. I'll be watching regularly.

Beachgrove Garden

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 22:31
Beech grove starts again on Thursday 4th April. BBC 2 Scotland.

Beachgrove Garden

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 22:29
I saw this programme many years ago when it was repeated on BBC1. This was before the enormous rise in daytime tv. I found it very informative as the weather conditions and soils types were very similar to where I live. It was inspirational too as someone who lived in the West of Scotland could produce better fuchsias than me, then he was worth listening.
Can't wait for April

March in your Garden

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 22:18
Sorry rainjustlearning, but I suffer from a condition called Literalism. I means that when I see statements like " March in your garden" I read it as an instruction, so my initial response is to say why would I want to march in my garden?
It happens a lot and I have gathered quite a few .
The notice that you see on office doors. 'THESE DOORS ARE ALARMED' and I immediately what can be so scary that it can frighten large doors. My all time favourite is the howler that you often find in village halls which reads. 'When you have finished using the teapot, please stand upside on the draining board.' Oh! I only wish that I could.
I'm sure that there are others out there like me. Who among you will admit to opening the door in your dressing gown.


Posted: 07/03/2013 at 21:56
I am an experienced gardener but due to my advancing age I've had to have my garden remodelled. So I consider myself as a newbie as I have a lot to learn about growing all my fruit and vegetables in just seven raised beds 2.5M by 1.0M. Previously gardening area was 8M by 12M. So quite a reduction. There are a lot of people who already grow their crops in this was so I have access to many people who now know more than I do. Good luck wit your gardening.

Online seed suppliers?

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 21:46
I always buy my sweet peas from Kings seeds as I too like to support local producers.

Ballarina Trees

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 14:08

I have just had a balleria apple tree removed from my garden. It was supposed to grow to a height of 2M. It was taller than the house when it was cut down. I am now growing fruit trees on a dwarfing rootstock, in 20L pots. Rosa carriola's idea seems good although you don't need a fence. taut wwires between two posts will suffice.

Talkback: How to sow tomato seeds

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 20:22
I sow my tomato seeds onto damp kitchen towel inside a 'margarine' tub with a clear lid. This makes a mini propagator. The brand of spread that I use now does not have a clear lid so I intend to cover the tub with clingfilm. Then replace the lid, having first cut out the largest rectangle I can manage.
When I can see the root appear I carefully plant the germinated seeds in growing cells. I find that a damp cotton bud is best as it lessesns the chance of damage. The cell pack gets placed inside a unheated propagator and given a little water and lots of TLC until they are big enough to put into larger pots.
These pots are put outside if it is warm and brought in at night until they are sturdy enough to go into the cold frame.
If this seems like a lot of fuss I do admit that I have time on my hands and very large crops of tomatos.

RHS refugees

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 20:06

Hello Obelixx, Susiq2 and not faraway. It's good to know that you're here. I've joined several forums as some people didn't like the idea of using FB or were having trouble registering. This way I hope that we can all stay in touch.

The RHS relaunch their website in March,  jon cob, at which time the forums as they are currently setup will disappear. Many of we refugees have gone to other sites but have had to use different names. So this is one of my attempts to work out who is where. Many of the people that I met there, have so much experience with gardening that I really do not want to lose touch with them.

I had sausages, garlic mash and loads of 'fried' onions today. Delicious!!

RHS refugees

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 14:39

Are there any refugees from the Mygarden forums out there?

I've had a quick look around but cannot see any of you. It would be nice to know that old friends are out there with the friends that I've yet to make. Perhaps you have changed your name for this site, as I have done.

Best regards to everyone


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