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Latest posts by Clarington

Planting First Earley Potatoes

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 07:19

Thanks KEF - I brought some from Wilkos last month in preparation. 

Now to work out where I put them...

Strawberry beds

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 16:16

(I'd be a little wary of eating strawberries that could be bird pooped on - they bruise so easily when you try to wash them!)

Can you move the Doves or berries easily?

Strawberry beds

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 16:08

We regularly eat egg shells when someone makes scrambled egg...


Eventually they'll learn how to keep the shell out of the pan

Planting First Earley Potatoes

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 16:06

Busy Bee thank you for your advice. We've got some builders bags I did think about using them to plant things in for this year until the vegetable bed is sorted until I realised that to move a ton of soil into the bags would cripple me. Perhaps I can cut them down or only half fill them...

We've plenty of last years grass clippings I can build around the bags if the weather turns bad. I'll be sure to remember that very useful tip!

(I'm not rough and ready - just clueless and ham fisted!)

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Posted: 13/03/2014 at 16:02

Jodie. What kind of things are you wanting to grow?


Posted: 13/03/2014 at 16:00

Hmm... Mine were (this morning) looking very sorry for themselves but having spent the weekend in the hands of the courier (despatched Thursday - arrived Monday) I wasn't sure what to expect. Certainly didn't see any standing upright they were all flat out on the lawn.

How long til yours were standing up SG Lilly? I wont be home until very late tonight (volunteering my grease monkey skills at the museum) so will give them a light watering in the morning if we've not had another frost.

Mrs. G - enjoy that sunshine! I'm sat in the office in Sheffield and all I'm getting is the odd glimpse of daylight. It looks lovely out there!


Only an hour til home time office workers!


Posted: 13/03/2014 at 12:24

Because where I planted my snowdrops the ground was still damp (read - muddy knees but not puddle wet) I didn't water them in. Now I'm starting to wonder whether I should have watered them in anyway - does it do more (like compacting the soil) than just provide dampness?

Planting First Earley Potatoes

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 12:23

I'm planting my potatoes in bags this year (first year growing them) owing to the vegetable garden not being ready (and wont be for a while) - I'm planting my first lot this weekend. I can't decide whether to keep them in the greenhouse to start off or put them outside and move them inside if the weather changes.

Excessive cost of seeds

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 12:21

Are these specialist tomatoes? Where were you buying them from? I've found prices seem to vary greatly depending on whether its a garden centre, Wilkinsons, a tat centre that has a few plants in...

Ask Alan

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 11:18
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Post it here by Wednesday 12th March and we'll pick 10 for him to answer on camera. Thanks, Lucy

Editor, Gardeners' World Magazine


Just so you all know the deadline for asking questions has now passed.

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