Latest posts by figrat

April in Your Garden

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 20:14

You've made a start then Kate! Try it....

April in Your Garden

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 19:39

Yup, all those twiddly little pots, modules and rootrainers. All come out squeaky clean and sterilised. One more advantage of living alone...but I don't mix them up with regular kitchen stuff.

Hello gardeners

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 19:05

Hi Ronniekav,

Never grown pumpkins myself, but I think they do take up quite a bit of space.What have you started off already, and how big is your veg space going to be? This might be helpful in choosing what variety of pumpkin to grow without swamping other stuff.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 18:57

Hmmm....challenging and irritating I'm sure. Talking of irritating, party political broadcast just come on the telly. I think I will empower myself and empty the dishwasher, so I can load it with used modules, rootrainers etc.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 18:41

3 russian vines?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 18:31

Sunshine/showers/sunshine/showers here on the southern edge of Dartmoor. Still chilly at night, so off to tuck up tender stuff in the greenhouses and turn on heated propagators.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 18:28

Kate, my soil is very very dry - I often think I garden in dust. Thinking of putting hostas into shady bed with lots of leaf mould to help them along. Were yours a complete no-no? Did you have a shady spot to put them in?

April in Your Garden

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 18:22

All my hostas are in pots - and have found one lot with vine weevil lodgers. Shame I don't have chickens - would you like me to send them to you TDC? Am considering liberating some hostas into a shady least the soil's damp enough to welcome them!

Hairy Bittercress control

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 18:13

No quick fix that I know of I'm afraid. I'm also plagued with it. Fortunately, it's a fairly shallow rooted little beast, with easily identifiable foliage, so vigilance and ruthlessness may be the only way to go. Once they've flowered, their seeds shoot off like projectiles, so there's another few generations of it, so if you can get it before flowering, that's a bonus. I never put it on my compost heap either.


Posted: 20/04/2012 at 10:55

Agree with Italophile - and hey, if you find it's not providing enough drainage, you can always do more! Might be an idea to let the clematis drain off well before popping them back in.

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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?

Landcress just about to go to seed 
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