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What peas are the best

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 18:23

Best variety? Hurst Greenshaft, I would say, without a doubt. Does anyone know of a Mangetout variety that is less than 6ft tall?

Tender Perennial.

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 13:19

Has anyone managed to keep this oh such a superb plant through recent winters?. It appears to be quite hardy if planted in the spring, so as to allow the roots to penetrate deep. I haven't seen it awhile!

What's wrong with my onions

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 15:11

I feel pretty sure Yorkshiremans problem is the long dry spell. Onions are shallow rooting and have suffered this year. My large onion bed have all wilted in quite a different way to the natural autumn gradual  ripening we are used to. They look in a sad state.

Bees in my compost

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 21:10

Bee hives, all our bees are in bee hives, on combs, which are cells in wax.

Bees in my compost

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 20:41

Honey bees do not make nests. Guess they are bumble bees, they most likely will raise their young, as birds do , then leave.

Morning glory seedlings dying

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 13:56

I had the same problem in a warm kitchen. Lost count of the numbers I have germinated only for them to die. Mystery deepens.

Convolvulus Star of Yalta.

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 21:38

Multi purpose compost was Evergreen, fidgetbones. Still a mystery to me. Thank you both.

Convolvulus Star of Yalta.

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 20:50

In previous years I have been so taken with this variety, which provides us with daytime flowers rather than the more usual early morning types. This spring I soaked the seeds as I always have done, sowed them in multi purpose compost, kept them in warm kitchen, germination fine, but within three days or so  they give up and die. I am mystified. 

Spring soil.

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 21:29

Have other gardeners noticed the state of the soil which was dug in the autumn? This practice is usually guaranteed to give us a most marvellous fine tilth come the spring. Not this year sadly, we have missed the frosts haven't we? It is going to be difficult to have fine soil for seed sowing.

garden centres vs garden nursery's

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 21:17

No contest! Nurseries without a doubt. Plant knowledge, is so valuable.

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Discussions started by cowslip2

Tender Perennial.

Convolvulus Altheoides. 
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Convolvulus Star of Yalta.

Mystery death. 
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Last Post: 30/04/2014 at 21:38

Spring soil.

Tilth. 
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Carrots.

Sowing dates. 
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Slugs.

 
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Capillary Matting.

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Carrots.

Sowing dates. 
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Runner Beans.

Supports. 
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Spring visitors.

Swallows. 
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Birds.

Nesting Material. 
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Birds.

Robins. 
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The Potting Shed.

Garden Gnomes. 
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Hot Beds.

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Birds.

Bird Feeders. 
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Birds

Gold Finches. 
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