Latest posts by ColinA

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Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 14:28

Yep soon be christmas !!!!!!!

Where in the UK is beautiful for a little holiday home

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 14:26

Two suggestions Tootles Rutland or North Yorkshire

Gardening/Growing Vegetables at Home

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 14:09


Storing begonia bulbs over winter

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 14:05

As above I take them out of the compost cut the stems down by half and dry off in the cold greenhouse then simply stand them in trays uncovered in the loft for the winter. In spring I keep a check on them and as soon a the new buds appear put them in the greenhouse during the day and bring them indoors if frost is forcast

Bad veg crop

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 15:04

My peas and broad beans were doing well until the heat wave in May stopped every thing growing and as a result the crops failed. I also had to sow Swede three times

Brassicas qnions and leeks have done well so i think my problem was lack of water at germination time which is something I will watch if the same thing happens next year

Tomato Bl

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 14:52

Yes its a real shame that Bordaux mixture has been banned it was excellent a t combating blight on potatoes and tomatoes

Poorly Peas

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 15:18


On our allotments a lot of people are complaining of peas that have not grown to their full height and have given poor crops.

I sowed Greenshaft as usual this year and they have only reached eighteen inches in height on all four rows and given about six pounds in weight

Has anybody else suffered the same


Convert lawn into paving

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 16:16

You may also have to get permission from the local council as it could cause surface water run off problems

Sweetcorn what size block works?

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 12:37

I plant mine at 15-18in spacing each way, don't mix varieties as I ubdersatand croos polination affects taste and sweetness

Hope this helps


Posted: 21/04/2017 at 15:27

Last year I tried an old trick, on one row of brussel sprouts I mixed soot with water to make a paste and dipped the roots in before planting on all other Brassicas I put well weathered dry soot around the neck of the plants.It seemed to result in very little root fly damage

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