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Carrots.

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 20:03

Can anyone advise me on sowing late carrot seeds, so as to avoid carrot root fly? I am particularly thinking of the open ground, where it wouldn't be practical to use fleece.I am aware that later sowings are usually ok, but last year I sowed on June 2nd and they were riddled with tunnels. Would late June be a safer bet, I wonder?  I might add my main spring and summer crops I grow in boxes, where I use fleece most successfully. 

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 18:27

Oh please! Nigel is an utter delight. Such a gentle disposition, with his waggy tail,and general countenance. Monty is superb too. How can anyone not like him?

Slugs.

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 14:16

Do other gardeners remember us all being told during those many months of persistent rain, that we would have a great problem with slugs this year. Strangely, I have never had less trouble from them. No sign of them on the strawberries,or any freshly planted young plants, such as runner beans and brassicas. I know it it hot, but surprised not to see any.

Capillary Matting.

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 17:21

Has anyone had any experience of using capillary matting? I have recently started using it, so as to reduce the effort of regular watering of containers. Does it make any difference whether the end which is in water should be above the level of the plant container, or doesn't it make any difference?

Carrots.

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 15:25

Most grateful for all the replys. I grow lots of carrots in boxes, including polystyrene boxes, particularly successful. My thoughts were regarding a late row in open ground for winter use. So I should be free of the fly, if they germinate ok.!

Carrots.

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 21:38

Does anyone know when it is safe to sow carrots to avoid the root fly?  I believe it to be July Is it safe now?

Runner Beans

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 18:07

Agree with lazy gardener, go steady on the slug pellets, just a few around the plants. By the way, your beans will most likely regrow from the base, that is yet another benefit from runner beans.

Runner Beans.

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 21:56

It has long been a mystery to me why the majority of gardeners secure the canes at the top. Far better to cross them half way down, as this is so much stronger, and the beans grow more free.

Spring visitors.

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 20:18

Four swallows seen in Wilts and South Glos. Thrilling!

Birds.

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 21:13

If only I had some photos to show you all! I have been watching a chaffinch collecting  dog hair, which I had combed from my golden retriever, in order to line her nest. She took so much in her beak that it appeared she had an enormous moustache!

Discussions started by cowslip2

Tender Perennial.

Convolvulus Altheoides. 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 20:55

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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Last Post: 19/03/2014 at 19:36

Carrots.

Sowing dates. 
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Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 09:00

Slugs.

 
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Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 07:58

Capillary Matting.

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Last Post: 22/06/2013 at 17:58

Carrots.

Sowing dates. 
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Last Post: 21/06/2013 at 17:18

Runner Beans.

Supports. 
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Last Post: 30/05/2013 at 22:21

Spring visitors.

Swallows. 
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Last Post: 15/04/2013 at 20:47

Birds.

Nesting Material. 
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Last Post: 06/05/2013 at 06:29

Birds.

Robins. 
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Last Post: 23/03/2013 at 14:29

The Potting Shed.

Garden Gnomes. 
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Last Post: 19/02/2013 at 15:58

Hot Beds.

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Last Post: 25/01/2013 at 22:59

Birds.

Bird Feeders. 
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Last Post: 23/12/2012 at 22:07

Birds

Gold Finches. 
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