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cucumber question

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 11:45
Please may I jump on the cucumber bandwagon. I grow cucumbers (about 3rd or 4th year now) but still don't feel as if I know what I'm doing. They produce lots of cucumbers but gangle about in all directions and later in the year the leaves go pale and the plants look really unhealthy. So, any tips would be great. Thanks.

What is this?

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 11:31
It looks exactly like my Astilbe right now. Not a silly question at all. I love the 'what plant is this?' posts. This plant likes to be in moist ground. We've hardly had any rain for ages here in York but the plant still looks healthy.

Sowing tomatoes cold greenhouse

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 12:09
Rodgy-dodge, hope you meant to make us laugh - what a disaster!
Frank, by messy I meant, starting seeds on the spare bedroom windowsill inevitably leads to bits of compost getting everywhere. And watering is awkward. This, despite keeping them on plastic meal trays. Also worry I'll drop them when I carry them in/out and up/down stairs.

Sowing tomatoes cold greenhouse

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 08:50
That's very interesting Frank. I wonder if tomatoes are tougher than we might think and if it's sunshine that's more important. All things considered I've decided to start them on the spare room's windowsill then once germinated move them to the cold greenhouse with bubble wrap underneath and fleece over at night. If they die I can always do them again.

Sowing tomatoes cold greenhouse

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 22:15

Thank you Hostafan1. Thought someone might say that.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 20:08
I also mowed the lawn! And weeded a bit and mulched a bit. Lovely! Ah, got my life back.

Sowing tomatoes cold greenhouse

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 20:02
Please could someone tell me when I can sow tomato seeds (and cucumbers, etc) in my unheated greenhouse. I live in York where it's been warmer in the daytime but the weather forecast continues to predict as low as 1 degree centigrade at night. One year I was successful doing it in February. Last year I kept them in the house on a windowsill but it was messy. What to do...

Plants for edging a path

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 00:00
Carol, I researched long and hard for a similar position and got 1 of each for planting in front of a fence. : Osmanthus x burkwoodii AGM, Photinia ?? fraseri 'Red Robin' AGM & Elaeagnus x ebbingei - ebbingers silverberry. And you can have them as a hedge too if you want.


Posted: 20/03/2014 at 21:38
That's brilliant, so pleased with your responses. Thank you so much.


Posted: 20/03/2014 at 21:35
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Sowing tomatoes cold greenhouse

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Should we? 
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Too late to plant bulbs?

Can I still plant daffodils, crocuses and alliums? 
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Autumn prune clematis?

What's a viticella etc? 
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Meaning of Gardening Terms

Simple explanation of terms like genus 
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Summer Prune Apple Tree

Is it too late to prune? 
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Salix Repens Iona

Are these shoots from the base normal? 
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Plant ID

Photos attached for ID - peony? 
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Are they dead?

sub shrubs and perenniels no new growth yet 
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