Latest posts by ColinA

Leaf blower power problems

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 08:43

It could also be that the tank vent is blocked by dirt so not allowing air in to replace the fuel used

Gardening and the use of a Wheelbarrow

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 15:24


Overwintering begonia tubers

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 09:14

Will try not to get them mixed up Verdun


I just stand tubers on newspaper in trays to allow air circulation

Overwintering begonia tubers

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 15:15

Hi happycottontail


I too live in North Yorks, when the corms are dry I store them in an upstairs cool storeroom which is part of the loft, along with apples & onions

Overwintering begonia tubers

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 14:32

I lifted mine ten days ago,cut back the top growth,cleaned most of the damp compost off the base and then left to dry on the greenhouse bench.

Today i snapped off the remaining short stems and am storing them in trays just sat on newspaper,I have done this for several years with no problems, some of the corms are over thirty years old and were my fathers.

seed potatos

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 14:30



This year I have decided to try saving some seed potatoes for next year.

I have just lifted my rows of Romano and selected some smaller ones for seed, what is the best way to store them over the winter months please


Posted: 06/09/2015 at 16:46

Thanks Pat E

I don't suppose you are in Australia by any chance with you saying over there in the UK.

My wife tried it this year whilst visiting family in Melbourne thats why I am trying to source seed for next year


Posted: 05/09/2015 at 14:29

Many thanks to all for the info


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 15:08

Thanks for that Kef


Posted: 03/09/2015 at 14:53



Does anybody know of a seed supplier that has Broccolini seed in stock, apparently it is a cross between Broccoli and Chinese Chard and is delicious.

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