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Greenhouse Shading

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 10:02

Yes, Clarington......I've used all manner of things over the years One that proved very cheap & effective was old net curtains hung in place with those stretchy, plastic covered curtain wires.

Greenhouse Shading

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 22:30

I shade mine from the inside of the greenhouse too and it works fine for me....shading from the outside involves its own problems during high winds.

Of course, the Victorians had a the right idea when the used teak slated rolls that could be rolled up or down as required.

Damaged tomato, help!

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 22:12

Another option would be to remove he top half, then use the next side-shoot to form another top.

Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 09:34
Supernoodle wrote (see)

Was Alan really dropped or did he not do it due to doing a garden this year?

 

www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-05-12/alan-titchmarsh-i-was-hurt-at-being-replaced-by-monty-don-but-im-not-bitter

Potato help

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 19:29

OL - Yes top them up to the top, leaving room to water of course.....and they sure do drink a lot of water.

'How do you know when they are ready to harvest?'....now there's a question that has occupied acres of space on this forum and others...truth is, it's a bit trial & error, luck and experience. For me I reckon mine are worth emptying a trial pot between 10 to12 weeks after planting.

Perhaps we may have more words about it when yours are nearer their time.

Potato help

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 17:11
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/6885483c-9812-41b6-a9aa-0ccee335a30b_zps4ecb774e.jpg

 

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/003_zpsdeda539d.jpg

 

These have been planted for about 10 weeks now and should be ready for harvesting by the bank holiday weekend.

Monty Don's Blue Cotton Gardening Jacket

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 16:58

To each his/her own of course, but a man like that emptied my bin this morning.....minus the tie, of course.

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.

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