Crazy Tomato Lady

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Wildlife pond - Algae and Newts

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 22:37

Hi All, I have a large wildlife pond (approx 1700litre) with lots of frog, Newts including great crested Newts, but have a lot of algae which is difficult to remove as I have to go through it for Newts... so I was thinking of putting a pump in, does anyone know if this is possible with a wildlife pond, I don't want the Newts to get sucked in?

Part of the pond is 8feet deep, will the Newts go that low? was thinking of putting part of the pump there

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 23:11

The bath is for photographic and messy potting on purposes, my other half is very understanding  I would grow them in there if they'd get enough light, maybe they would that is a south facing window  (I should point out there is a separate shower, i'm not that bad)

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 23:03


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 23:02


Baby corn confusion

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 22:19

You don't need to worry about growing baby sweetcorn in blocks as it doesn't need to be pollinated, this website says you should get 5 or 6 per plant, I didn't get any last year because I started them too late, they were an afterthought in June,

The variety I grew "Snowbaby" had pink pollen and tassels so could go in a flower bed.

Always sow twice as many as you want because sweetcorn has poor germination and you might need back up plants as small plants can get snapped by wildlife (my cat) 


Tomato varieties for outdoors

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 19:42

Andrew I've heard good things about Latah, might grow it next year

Tomato varieties for outdoors

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 19:40

Sounds like Gardeners delight and money maker are the way to go for this year then (must stop self from buying more seeds!), I'm aiming for a glut of tomatoes, I miss them the supermarket ones just aren't the same. 

Thanks for the tip about the rain shelter Italophile, I'll try location and pruning to delay blight instead.


Globe Artichokes

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 17:43

oh ok thanks I might have that problem with the existing ones then, but I have some bee hives at the back of the garden so i'm gonna try some next to them, doesn't matter what they're like as long as the bees still like them


Globe Artichokes

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 17:17

yeah the slugs have killed 2 of last years seedlings, they are still quite small the biggest has about 5 leaves, I think it's rooted in the soil below the pot, I will water it lots when it warms up and try and prise it out.

Tomato varieties for outdoors

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 17:12

What Tomato Varieties do you normally grow outdoors? I had success with Principe Borghese last year, but I know last year was a very good weather year...


I have the following free seeds from mags so would be interested to know if you've grown them outdoors (or any other varieties);


Gardeners delight


Red Pear


(the cold GH is already allocated to Soldacki, Cuore Di Bue, Sungold, Suncherry premium and Anna Russian & peppers - all from suggestions on here)

I might try and make some sort of blight (rain) shelter for the outdoor toms

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Wildlife pond - Algae and Newts

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Tomato varieties for outdoors

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Globe Artichokes

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Cucumber yield

Shade v Sun? 
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is it possible / advisable? 
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Wild Bee swarm in my Garden

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Sick Tomato Plant

is it dehydration 
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Purple Tomato leaves

Lack of Potassium or just due to cold? 
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