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Talkback: Common daisy

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
Glad someone else likes daisies. I like to see them in a lawn, oh that we could keep them, and kill dandelions!

Talkback: Clover

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
I prefer to encourage clover in my lawn, the bees love it. So if any of you out there in BBC land want to do an article on how best to do this I'd be more than grateful. I'm trying to get maximum clover cover, purple if possible. Sounds crazy I know, but I have four lilacs, so the lawn is never going to be pristine.

Talkback: How to prune a rambling rose

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
Do not prune climbing roses at all. Never, ever do this. They don't really need it. I have had a climbing rose for four years and have never pruned it. Also don't dead head. The hips look great and the birds love them. All the books I've ever read on roses say not to prune climbers.

Talkback: How to insulate a greenhouse

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
Just a tip if you haven't got time to bubble wrap the entire greenhouse, get one of those mini plastic greenhouses, stick it inside the glass greenhouse, and use that for small plants.

Talkback: How to grow tomatoes from seed

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
Didn't know about watering the compost before you sow the seeds. I grow my toms in a greenhouse, and usually put the 8week seedlings large tomato pots immediatly. Seems to work, but you'd need a greenhouse to do it.

Talkback: Sowing bluebell seeds video project

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
I too would like to know exactly when to sow the seeds. Late autumn, or early spring? Or does it not matter?

Talkback: How to build a raised bed

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
My soon be to veg beds are small, (two, each about a metre square)with a garden path down one side, also we are rubbish at any kind of DIY. I've seen small slot together beds in garden centres. Has anyone tried these?

Talkback: How to grow early strawberries

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
Haven't tried growing them in hanging baskets in the greenhouse before, maybe worth a try, but can I fit them in amonst the vine tomatos? I usually grow them in pots, the larger the pot, the more strawbs you'll get. I put mine on the racks that come with those mini greenhouses. I seems to work. You can paint shading on the greenhouse, and stick the rack near the door to let them get some air. I don't usually have any problem with bird in the greenhouse. And we have a lot of birds in the garden.

Talkback: RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2009 - companion planting

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
Try putting pots of marigolds in the greenhouse, you'll never have whitefly again. Also mix herbs in with the veg.

Talkback: How to prune a plum tree

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
We've pruned our plum tree as late as September, with no damage so far, although we used Seal and Heal on the larger branches. You can cut off the thin leggy branches in summer, they don't usually have any fruit. I've also read that you should prune off any lower branches too.
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