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Posted: 13/04/2014 at 10:01

Just squidged some on a rose bush but one of the blue tits was sitting in the ash tree shouting at me! 

When is the last time to sow tomato seeds

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 09:58

I've only just sown mine as I don't have a greenhouse and the outside temperatures need to be good before they're too big for the windowsill.

If I were you I'd pop out today and buy some seed, but if that's not a possibility then order your seed today and sow as soon as you get them.  Look for an early fruiting variety - Red Alert is always early for me and is a tasty tomato that yields well outside.  

Cherry trees

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 09:54

Sounds like cherry leaf spot to me - info here 


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 09:49

The beetroot I sowed direct about 3 weeks ago are looking fine, although the rows are a bit muddled at one end as the fence was painted after the beetroot were sown, and think they got walked on a bit - still, we will have beetroot 

Problems with private messages

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 09:47

The notifications seem to come through with some delay, but I am getting them now. 

I tend to check for them from time to time rather than rely on notifications. 

But I'm back to Advanced Editor and have the reply box working now 


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 09:10

SNoodle, if you've got lots of bluetits about I'd just do the finger and thumb thing and forget about the spray - the tits are nesting and will soon be searching for aphids 

Growing tomatoes indoors

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 09:08

Hi Italophile   just thought I'd pop in to say I sowed my tomato seeds this week - they're on the kitchen windowsill - let's hope for another warm summer.  


anybody have any spare top soil near chester?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 09:04


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 09:04

If we get an early infestation I sort of run my fingers and thumbs up the shoots dislodging most of the aphids, and sometimes I'll give them a squirt with some Ecover washing up liquid diluted with water (about double the strength used for washing up).

 After that I leave them to the bluetits which nest in the garden and the ladybirds. 


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 07:42

Hello Stacey - missed you there!  As long as the pool and the heleniums aren't going in the same place you'll be ok    

Hello Fidget - sounds like you're on a mission!  Good luck - these things are never easy but it will be good to get it done 

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