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Posted: 24/08/2012 at 17:46


Thanks again for the response and information, it looks as if these are not hardy.  I have taken cuttings but the cuttings seem to be dying, going yellow.  They start off well but have lost a couple, not sure what I have done.  I did as instructed from the video on the website and planted about 3 in a pot of compost.  

Sotongeoff and Chris2 the links are very informative I now know the difference, thanks again.  regards Chris 

August in your garden...

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 16:43

All the photos are fabulous and what a treat to see such a variation of gardens.  My garden is coming along after all the work, my only wish was that I didn't lay so much lawn,  but have space for lots of pots. After saying that , with the advice given regarding a few little problems the lawn is looking perfect at the moment and I am researching how to look after it in the Autumn and winter. 

All I can say is thanks for all the help and advice from everyone on this website it has given me confidence and I am pleased with the plants I have grown from plugs and seeds and of course my Fig tree, Palm plant even a crop of lettuces. 

Cheers Chris 


DIY Cold frame

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 16:25

Hi some great ideas never thought of making shelves, suppose that's being a newbie to gardening, we live and learn everyday.  I suppose with shelves it would help the fact that mine will be on a patio. 

Flo thanks for the link and yes thats the link I was refering to.

Regards Chris


DIY Cold frame

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 19:47

 Frank and Flo I am putting mine on a patio will that still be OK and thanks for the info will do some more research.



DIY Cold frame

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 16:41

Hi Tessa777

I am about to do the same thing, we have a 4ft window with 2 opening at the top so hope this will be OK for ventilation.  We are waiting for a couple of pallets to arrive so will look at making some sides but haven't a clue how at the moment.  There was a thread recently regarding making a cold frame and ideas on how to do this cheaply  but can't remember what date or if you can do a search.  Perhaps the person who wrote it may be watching or if one of the experts may be able to help. If you have success please let us know as I would be interested in how you manage.

Good luck 

regards Chris 

Potato's again!

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 16:22

Thanks so much for your response.  

I topped up again and have bought some Tomatoe feed as suggested,  I have some seedlings a couple of weeks ago I should have planted them then, but did read that the end of August would be a good time to plant for Christmas.  

Thanks again for the great information, I really appreciate it.  

Regards Chris


Posted: 21/08/2012 at 22:38

Thanks again for all great advice.  I used a Nematode salution about 3 weeks ago but the damaged was already done. I will use some pellets but save up some egg shells in the future. 

Thanks again



Potato's again!

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 18:41


I bought some potato seeds for Christmas and planted them into two compost bags the beginning of August.  They grew to the top of the soil and I filled it up again with about 12ins of compost they are growing out the top of the soil again, do I top up with compost again or do I let them grow out of the compost also am I suppose to feed them with something, sorry if these are basic questions,  I think I may have started them off too early for Christmas so have bought some more so will next week be OK to plant these.  

Also, do I need to feed my lettuces and fig tree.  

Kind regards Chris

Runner beans.

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 17:35

Hi Cowslip2

I know nothing about growing runner beans but next spring I will spring will try to grow some beans in containers, I am interested in which containers you use for your beans and how do you tie them up, I think ours will go against a fence.




Posted: 19/08/2012 at 16:33

Ha ha wine veevil it must be my age or typing or could be the wine.

 Back to the bottle.  regards Chris

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