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Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 08:21

Hi all …. playing with a new garden design and want some fruit trees….. fairly low maintenance, fast growing, good/tasty crop and wildlife friendly. Am I asking too much?! Any recommendations? 

Talkback: 10 best plants for wildlife

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 07:28

Only 10! How to choose?! For me I love campanula and aquilegia and surely you can't forget the poached egg plant!


Birds nesting

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 06:52

It's blue tits in our garden in the south. Much too early really although it's good to see the nesting boxes being used finally.

Slugs and lupins

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 22:21

Thanks everyone for all your tips. Looks like we've all tried many things with little success. I've now resorted to the strategy of trying to provide more than they can possibly munch through……….. Multiple, well established plants together in one great colourful bush. Expensive initially but hopefully worth the effort.

Slugs and lupins

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 17:28

Hi all

Any tips on controlling the slug damage to my lupins? The lupins are in the garden rather than in pots so copper is not really an option. Also not over keen on pellets…………… Can I have a beautiful garden without killing these title darlings?? Tried all the usual things, just wondered if anyone had any new tips……….



Posted: 22/06/2013 at 17:35

I have the same problem, lovely foliage but no radish! Any ideas? I thought maybe it was lack of water. First time for me to grow vegetables so need all the help that I can get.

Containers for growing vegetables

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 08:59

Junk shop....... it was meant to be for bathing the dog but he prefers soap and warm water indoors! I have to say I love it. Going for catering colanders too for the lettuce. Not so expensive if you shop around.

Containers for growing vegetables

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 08:32

Many thanks Alan. So true...........



Containers for growing vegetables

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 09:21

Thanks guys...Will let you know how I get on! Seems silly but actully pretty excited....


Containers for growing vegetables

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 11:40

I'm new to growing vegetables in containers and am wondering if there are any issues in terms of taste/metal contamination around using tin, stainless steel or aluminium that need to be considered. I'm thinking of carrots in my old tin bath and lettuce in colanders to start with ..... Any guidance welcomed ....... Trying to avoid poisoning myself! Thanks in advance ......

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Slugs and lupins

Pest control 
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Containers for growing vegetables

Call for comments 
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