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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

how long from seed to fruit?

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:26

To post pics click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.  Don't think it works on  phones or tablets. 

When to plant out Brassicas

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:20

Mine can only get planted out when there's space in the veg patch 


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:14

Oh KEF I missed that too ....... get well soon ((hugs)) 

how long from seed to fruit?

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:12

It depends on what they are - I'm not sure about fruit trees with hairy leaves 

Can you post us some pictures please?


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:11

Well remembered OL - fingers crossed for Mike that today goes well. 

gardeners world

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:07

I think the best thing any gardening programme can do is to teach people to be observant about their soil, weather conditions and their plants - to encourage interest so that people know what to look for 

Gardening 101

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:04

Yes you'll piss the ants off, but they'll be fine and move around the garden.  There's no need to be concerned about them.

That garden's got huge potential and it's obviously had some money spent on it in the past - those steps and rocks will have cost quite a bit.  Dig the soil over, incorporate lots of organic matter -  manure, compost etc and plant some herbaceous perennials and small shrubs - check how much sunlight the different parts of the garden gets so you don't plant sun - lovers in the shade - and yes, get that sycamore out now!!! 

Let us know how you're getting on 


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 09:57

Wasn't it the Mail that told us to expect 'icy blasts' this weekend 

gardeners world

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 09:44

I think the difficulty is that those of us with experience have reasonable idea when things should be planted in our own gardens in the pertaining weather conditions - however weather and soil conditions vary so widely in the UK I doubt we could do more than the guides given on seed packets. 

gardeners world

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 09:17

Susiejenny - re queries - that's where this forum is so helpful, and both the GW programme and this magazine have What to do now sections. 

As for your hydrangea - what's the difficulty with getting it out of the pot?  Does the pot narrow at the top? 

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