David K


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Potato help

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 09:36
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

I'm still not sure I'm doing this right!  The shoots seem to be coming back through everyday and quite big, is that right, it just seems too quick 

 

As Dove says, as it should be.

Perhaps you're being a bit delicate,.....a couple of inches, rather than a sprinkle.

Tomatoes in Growing bags-yellow leaves

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 21:41

Yes, you do need drainage holes in those grow-bags and waterlogging will certainly turn the tomato leaves yellow......there isn't any connection between ventilation and drainage, but yes, ventilate at night when the nights are warm.

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 21:34

I met Geoffrey Smith several times during the filming of GW at Clack's Farm......he was a really nice guy. It was there that I also met Percy Thrower, Clay Jones, Peter Seabrook (not keen) and Gay Search.

Monty Don's Blue Cotton Gardening Jacket

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 21:26

Oh Gawd!!!!! Coveted it may be, but is the 'blue navvy jacket' (even with a shirt & tie)suitable attire for VIP day at Chelsea?......One was probably not amused!

Dr. Walter wrote (see)

I bought a similar one - manufacturer YARMO and made in England! - Engineers Work Jacket - JK01 £18.45 - Does the job for me. Washes great (non-bio), 100% cotton.

http://www.yarmo.co.uk/acatalog/info-4006864.html

 

Railway track-workers are issued with them free.
 

Greenhouse Shading

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 17:05

The green netting I use is bought from the builders merchant by the metre....I think it's intended for use in conjunction with scaffolding.....rather along the lines of safety curtain.....it's a bit heavyweight, so maybe KEF's idea may be better.

Buy cheap pay twice...

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 11:17

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/DSCN0508.jpg

 This the only spade & fork I've ever had......made by Elwell in the Black Country and bought by me in the late 50s.

They're never put away dirty (the way I was trained) and about once a month the shafts are oiled with linseed oil. 

Greenhouse Shading

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 09:17

Thanks, KEF....I have used garden fleece before now, located (as with green mesh netting) on the inside of the greenhouse.

Already queries have been posted which seem to be related to sun scorch......I had wondered if Orchid Lady had remembered too.

Greenhouse Shading

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 09:05

The sun has been quite strong over recent days, so I thought I would open this thread to remind those who may be new to growing under glass to remember to shade their glass.......after a very short time the magnified rays of the sun can do a lot of damage to your plants.

'Coolglass' seems to be a popular choice for some. This is very cheap and bought as a white powder, mixed with water before being applied to the glass with a sponge or paint brush.

I prefer green mesh netting myself, as 'Coolglass' can be difficult to remove when no longer required.

 

Spots on tomato leafs

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 20:39

Luke-  perhaps I should add that if your tomatoes are under glass, you will soon need to be thinking of shading the glass as the magnified sun's rays will result in sun scorch.  

A product called 'Coolglass' seems to be used widely.. this is purchased as white powder & mixed with water which is painted onto (or applied with a sponge) to the glass.

Victoria Plum Tree

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 15:54

Looking hopeful then, Picksy......good luck!

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