Latest posts by Fairygirl

Staking Tomato Plants

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 14:58

Last year was tricky for lots of people Brenda - the weather was hit and miss through the spring and  summer. Poor ventilation and/or over watering is often the culprit if there's mouldy bits. You might have been over feeding too. Only start when the first truss of fruit sets and then only  once or twice after that.

We have a resident tomato growing expert on here - Itaophile - who will answer any specific queries or help with problems too 


Posted: 26/02/2016 at 14:54

Did you see the poor bloke who stood for ages with his camera at the ready to try and get a pic of the train as it went past? One of Branson's went the opposite way at exactly the moment he wanted to get the pic. Poor soul! 

Mr B's offered him some flights to America apparently. Is it just me that thinks that's a poor substitute!  

When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 14:50

Correct measurements and sizing are vital when you plan anything!

It's why I always suggest that anyone trying to re design their garden draws up a simple plan - just the basics to start with, but the important bit is to do it to the correct scale 

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 14:47

Bumping up again for Sophie and anyone else needing help with their S Peas 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 14:46

I'll echo that - always love your pix W'song 

Got a little done after work while I waited for builder - loosened up the soil in a border and added bone meal and top dressed with manure. I still have buddleias to do too, but I'll catch them soon.

Sophie - ask about your honeysuckle on a separate thread to get lots of advice - although it sounds like it needs a good prune and a bit of food and water 

Do the same for potatoes - lots of veg growers will offer help 

Sweet peas are fairly simple - if you look on David's specialist thread ( Sweet Pea Know How) you'll get plenty of advice for them. I'll bump it up for you 


Can I move plants this weekend

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 13:30

Absolutely hollie - Our ground's been solid here for most of the last week, apart from a few hours here and there. Your own conditions will dictate what you can or can't do 

Seeds in the house

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 13:23

I'd sow as many of them (annuals) direct - outside - in April/May/June as possible Lou. You'll struggle to keep them all going in your house with light etc - especially once they need pricking out and potting on. 

A simple coldframe will really help as hollie says 

Staking Tomato Plants

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 13:19

Stake sooner rather than later Brenda - makes life a lot easier! 

I put canes in before I plant mine in their final pots. Makes tying them in simpler - less chance of breaking anything 


Posted: 26/02/2016 at 13:16

Perhaps he (the deer) was just hungry Dove ....although these farm shops are pricy...probably a bit too 'dear'  for him...... 

Temps were just above zero when I left the house  so not too bad. Sun came out a bit but there's some ominous black clouds hanging up there.....

Denis was waiting for me when I got in. Still can't persuade him to eat out of my hand. He looks a bit rough...hope Mrs Dennis isn't giving him a hard time 

Hosta  Keep on with it - I'm sure you'll get more good nights. 


Posted: 26/02/2016 at 08:01

Where is everyone today? 

Morning all/ afties Pat 

Cold but cloudy here but I'm off to work soon and then have a builder coming.... number three. Is it third time lucky? Getting fed up with it now 

Did you get a good sleep again Hosta? 

Catch you all later when I get home

Hope everyone has a good day  

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