Latest posts by figrat

outdoor tomato planting

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 11:07

As if the weather carries on like this I think I'll be keeping them all under glass this year.

outdoor tomato planting

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 11:06

Interesting re the small pots...I moved 6 plants on yesterday,from 3" to 10" pots. Do you think the 10" ones would be adequate for their final homes? I usually move them on again, but if the 10" will do, I'll save myself the space, time and compost.



outdoor tomato planting

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 20:26

Oh well, just off to set the thermostat in the gh for a bit higher than frost free. Only got 6 toms in there, but I think the reat of it could do with a bit more night time heat.

The weather's getting a bit challenging, isn't it?

Does anyone else..........

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 20:04

Oh Artjak, does that mean I have to measure stuff? I lob in stuff as it comes, sometimes chopped up if it looks a bit chunky...but I do mix it regularly, add some water if it looks dry, a sprinkling of dried chicken poo seems to help.

Maybe I ought to train Bloke to add his bit...but while we're on that point, is women's wee useless?

Plant id

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 18:16

solomon's seal?

Soil pests

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 13:10

Unfortunately I can't post a pic, but maybe you could google vine weevil larvae to see if that's the culprit?

Sugar snaps are ready, but the beds are not!

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 08:25

This might be of interest too:

Sugar snaps are ready, but the beds are not!

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 07:55

I'm sure it's possible, you'll have to think about how to support the peas though.

This link ( sorry, you'll have to copy and paste) gives some pointers as to how to increase the planting depth with growbags.

Daffodils and Tulips - what to do as they fade?

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 07:45

Might be a bit late for this year, but lilies do well in pots and smell divine. Regale's a good one to look out for.


Posted: 09/05/2013 at 07:42

Oooh, I'm going to try that cake today...sounds yummy!

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Bay tree root eradication

Best way to do it! 
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One of the more uplifting news stories... 
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Left the roots in after clearing last year's crop, they've survived the winter and putting up new growth. 
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I've got a bad feeling about this... 
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What can I use as green manure?

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