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Space in veg bed

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 15:37

Ooh, mustard leaves sound good. Any other types or hardy veg that can be sown after my earlies? I really want parsnips!

Yes, my garden does get quite a lot of sun which is good.

hmm, I didn't think about aubergines in pots. Could I get two plants in a large pot do you think?


Space in veg bed

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 11:33

Thanks for your replies.

Think I will leave the potatoes to do their thing, just a shame they are earlies, limiting my planting time on anything else when they come out!

I will leave my onions for a while then and see what happens.

I will definitely be thinking about what cool and exciting things to try and grow, as you say limited space, limited amount of growing room.



Space in veg bed

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 22:34

I began to look at my garden at the end of last summer and missed most of the best veg to plant out.

I built two raised beds. At the moment there are strawberries in the left hand side, and I planted some carrots earlier this week. I plan on growing tomatoes up the back.

 The second bed has early potatoes in (two rows, 5 in each) at the front part.

It also has Japanese onions and white lisbon spring onion seeds in, both of which were planted mid winter last year.

These seem to take up all the space in the larger bed.

 Excuse the mess!


I wonder if someone could tell me if this is about right for the amount of plants/veg to be planted in each bed. especially as there are only two rows of 5 potatoes taking up half the large bed! (I am growing tomatoes & aubergines from seed and not too sure where to put them!)

Also I am a bit worried about my winter planting, they show little to no signs of life, just a few random spring onions appearing. I don't mind if they haven't grown, learn from experience and all that. I wonder if I should leave them to hopefully grow, or dig them out and plant something else instead?

Any advice would be great.



late tulips

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 18:02

Thanks for all your feedback.

A little update from myself...

I ended up buying some triumph tulips, double late tulips, and a few fritillaria and crocus.

Chose these flowers as they should bloom at different times with many of them overlapping, they are of varying heights and I've planted them in rows to show that.

All planted with some grit for drainage, the crocus may not bloom this year but with a little luck and love the rest should do fine (I hope)

Will definitely post a picture up when they are going strong for you to see how well I did


late tulips

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 18:30

thanks Fairygirl, 

I will take a look at seeing what they have left.

Is it that ideally tulips are to be planted November, but still work planted late?

Or is it that they will only grow if planted early?

Those sweet peas really do look beautiful, will be investing in those to go next to my hyacinths.



late tulips

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 12:00

Hi, looking for a little advice on tulips.

I really want to plant a selection of tulips in a section of my garden.

I'm afraid I'm too late to buy and plant now?

Are there any varieties I could plant now and are there any decent places/websites to get them from?

Of course the other option is to leave the tulips this year and go with an annual flower.

All feedback welcome, thanks.

roots in soil

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 19:01

Okay, I will extend by almost double then as I obviously want my trees to live well!

Thankyou all for your help.

roots in soil

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 10:48
ahha thankyou.
will the roots damage any new plants that go in?
i am wanting to trail trees up the wall so will need to plant near anyhow. i will extend it a bit tho if it will help.

roots in soil

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 10:44

roots in soil

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 21:25

Help wanted.

This is my first garden. I have already built a raised veg patch which is coming on lovely!

However as i started to dig up a bit of the lawn for flowers and trees I found lots and lots of roots. There is a huge tree on the other side of the wall (council owned that I cannot touch) and also ivy, I wondered how best to tackle these roots?

And/or whether they need to be tackled at all, there seems to be no apparent damage to the lawn as of yet. If I am to plant wall climbing trees of my own here will their growth be restricted because of this?


Any help at all would be great as I have literally no idea how to go about this!




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Space in veg bed

How many veg in one bed & should I give up my Japanese onions? 
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want to plant tulips 
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roots in soil, do I need to remove? will it affect other plants? novice! help required. 
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