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David K

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Posted: 26/03/2014 at 11:57

Hi, Barbara, as potatoes are frost tender it would depend on where you live to some extent. So I would say mid to late April, depending where you live.....of course, do take account of the prevailing weather.


Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 09:34

No matter how many times I say it, I can't seem to get the message through.

Sweet peas are extremely hardy and will not be affected by frosts....of course, if they have been made tender by over-coddling, then they may need hardening-off prior to being planted out.

Louise, don't put the tops on your boxes unless you have already been doing this recently.

Not often I agree with Monty Don, but he was spot on when sowing his SP seed the other week i.e. sow the seed in pots, bung em in the cold-frame, then leave em there until planting-out time.....job done!


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 16:45

Okay, I'm easily confused at the best of times   So I hope too many don't change their  forum names.....otherwise I won't know if I'm cumin or goin! 


Planting Buddleja

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 16:32

"David K - i think i have managed it .... Time will tell, but its not looking good"

Now there's no mean feat!   You could make a fortune if you patented the idea.

Green powder on supermarket tomatoes

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 22:10

Tomsk - This green powder occurs naturally and is given of by the tomato plants themselves and has not been added occurs just the same with home-grown tomatoes.

It's a good idea to wash the fruit, although I don't think it represents any threat to health. It does stain quite badly, in the season my hand-towels usually get stained.

Planting Buddleja

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 21:26

I would go further than that and say they are bullet-proof and it would take a concerted effort to kill one. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 21:09

-3c overnight, reminder to those tempted to get carried away with sowing the seed of frost tender plants, I suppose.


Buried Treasure!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 14:32 on the pics to get a close-up!

Buried Treasure!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 14:31


Edd wrote (see)

What about the newbies Dave. It would be a shame to leave them out.


Fair point, those who have seen them, look away now!


Quick GH question

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 14:26

Tracey - (someone will correct me) I don't think it makes very much difference.

You're right, KEF.....I have louvered windows in the bottom row of glass in my GH and they are really useful in hot weather.

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