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best flavoured tomatoes

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 20:01

It worked for a couple of hours and suddenly I had 54 emails

obelixx so how deep do corn root grow.

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 07:49

Don't bother with him - he's a Flamer and a WUM - well known for it.  I didn't think it'd take him long once he found this Board.  He's just out to spoil things for others.  He must be so miserable.

Cabbage Butterflies & Nasturtium

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 21:47

They've been munching away on my Sweet Rocket  but they're not there now 

But there was one cabbage white caterpillar all on its own on a honeysuckle leaf at the other end of the garden   No toothmarks to be seen!

Help in identifying these shrubs please?

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 21:38

My rodgersia has varied numbers of leaflets.

But as I said, despite that my thought is that it's position makes it could well be a chestnut, planted by a squirrel or a jay - we have a lot of sweet chestnut trees in the grounds at work, and lots springing up in flower tubs, flower beds and in the lawn every spring because of Nature's little gardeners  

It would be easier to tell if we could feel the leaves, as the sweet chestnut leaves are smoothr than rodgersia.


veg garden planning software

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 20:05

But the thing is plainleaf, I too know you of old.  You're going on my ignore list as well.

Seed dispensers

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 19:18

For small seeds I put them in the palm of my left hand which I then sort of 'fold' so that there is a deep crease on the edge about an inch below my little finger - then I move my hand sideways along the row tapping my hand firmly with my right forefinger - the seeds seem to fall out in a neat stream - regulating the speed at which you tap and the speed at which you move your hand determines the closeness of the seeds.

But - we all sow seeds too close together, they always need thinning out and this gives you an opportunity to select strong-growing seedlings and remove the weaker ones.  You can always use them as 'mini'  or 'micro' or whateveritis the chefs are calling the little seedlings they sprinkle on their salads these days.

By the way, congratulations on starting your allotmenteering in such an awful year and not having given up   Join the 'Mad Gardening Club' 

veg garden planning software

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 17:11

This is not a school exam - it's a conversation amongst intelligent adults.  If you want to play schoolteacher  you're in the wrong place.

apple tree pests

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 16:30

The ants are 'milking' the aphids of their honeydew.  The ants 'encourage' the aphids which, if your tree was large it would probably cope ok, but as it's only a small tree the aphids might stunt it's growth.  I think I'd make a weak dilute solution of washing up liquid and spray it over the infestations - that ought to help get rid of the aphids. I've used a solution of Ecover washing up liquid to get rid of aphids on roses and it worked for me 


Posted: 27/08/2012 at 16:22

But the ones in English shops are small and hard, and they tell you to take them home and they will ripen - but they don't ripen at home, they just get soft - not the same thing at all 

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