Latest posts by figrat

beetroot eaters

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 15:37
I know what you mean suzigreenfingers! My beans have been very meagre, only just now cutting courgettes of any decent size and 2 greenhouses full of rebarbatively green tomatoes! I've had a few beets, the slugs got most of them. But I've got kale, leeks and chard out for the winter, as well as saladings in the greenhouse.

deleting gardeners world account

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 20:36
Doubt it.

deleting gardeners world account

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 20:14
Maybe you should contact site administrator.

Gardeners' Question Time

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 19:19
Since my wind up radio packed up, I don't listen as much as I used to. I would schedule a greenhouse potter for Sunday afternoon, and listen, potter, learn and laugh. So I've just sourced a solar powered DAB radio...

Talkback: Growing runner beans

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 18:57

If you have a crop to pick...


Posted: 20/09/2012 at 17:44

Sorry I'm not Frank, but I have 3 daleks! Frank's advice about base layer of carbon rich twiggy stuff is sound, and I wouldn't put it on slabs, tried that years ago on concrete hard standing, and it inhibited drainage. Some people recommend drilling extra holes around the bottom of the bin to improve air circulation, and, if you think you might have a potential rodent problem, putting it on a circle of chicken wire or similar which you can tuck up inside the bin to a height of about 6".

I have often been tempted to spray my daleks silver, and look out for snorkels on freecycle...

Daffodils suitable for heavy soil

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 17:35

Well the above link seems to suggest that it would be, but as my soil is so free draining it's like dust, I'd wait for other posters who garden in a similar substrate to comment on their experience.

Fork Handles

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 17:29

david cameron, 9th October

Fork Handles

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 16:52
Just finished major make over of shady shrub border, which included sieving a builder's bag of leaf mould (2010 vintage) leaving said bag empty for this year's leaves. The dumpy bag of last year's leaves are breaking down well, but they can wait till next spring. Lifted and divided pulmonarias, threaded them through the leaf mould mattress. Planted out rooted suckers of sarcococcus. Plonked in various narcissi bulbs which had been in pots.
Uncharacteristically, I think I need cake!

Talkback: Growing runner beans

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 16:41
Well I'm in sunny Devon - Teignbridge too. My climbing French beans have produced 2 or 3 beans, those that survived the slugs and monsoon. 2 runners survived, I've had maybe a pound or so off them, and that's only been in the last couple of weeks. Have had 3 ripe gardener's delight so far, though a beef tomato is finally now cutting courgettes. Cucumbers have woken up too...just in time for the first frosts!

Discussions started by figrat

Bay tree root eradication

Best way to do it! 
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Plan bee

One of the more uplifting news stories... 
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Overwintered runner bans

Left the roots in after clearing last year's crop, they've survived the winter and putting up new growth. 
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Red rhubarb leaves

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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