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Latest posts by cowslip2


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!


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!

Clematis cuttisngs

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 21:46

Yes, I too would suggest layering. Also much more success with viticellas in general.


Posted: 22/03/2013 at 17:54

I am puzzled by the regular appearence of four robins on the bird table. This is March, and I would have thought by now they would have become territorial. I was expecting there to be just a pair, hopefully nesting in our garden. What do you all think?

The Potting Shed.

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 17:45

I wonder what the general opinions are regarding the decision to allow garden gnomes at Chelsea. I was shocked, for I think they are hideous.

small bird watch

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 18:28

Such a delight to see a goldcrest suddenly hop near my feet, while I was waiting for a bus, near Bath.

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 21:56

I would very much appreciate any advice on varieties of sprouts. I am keen to grow ones that produce small or medium tight sprouts. Does anyone remember Peer Gynt?It was an F1 Hybrid, but sadly no longer available. It was a superb variety.

Discussions started by cowslip2

French beans.

crop rotation. 
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Seed sowing.

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Weed killer.

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Precious site.

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Regular contributers.

Every day. 
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Feeding birds.

Fat balls. 
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Bird Feeding.

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Tender Perennial.

Convolvulus Altheoides. 
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Convolvulus Star of Yalta.

Mystery death. 
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Spring soil.

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Sowing dates. 
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