Gardener Eve


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What's wrong with my new clematis?

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 19:30

Oh!! Thanks! Im so glad to know the leaves are ok!


And yes I think the info from the tag is misleading but I'll look forward to the possibility it may flower again later in the year...


Thanks so much everyone!

What's eating my beetroot, Swiss chard & pea seedlings??

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 19:27

oh : (


Is it better to raise the seedlings in trays first and then plant out?


Or will they still eat them even if larger?


What about using a cloche to get them going til they're stronger?


The slugs have been awful this year but I usually see evidence!


I guess it's too late to try again this year...

What's wrong with my new clematis?

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 17:21

Hello,I recently bought this clematis home from Chelsea flower show.
It's called Bourbon and is supposed to produce flowers from late spring to late summer.
After the first few flowers that were on it died away it has not created any new flowers and the leaves aren't looking very healthy…
Does anybody have any ideas what's wrong with it?
Thanks 

What's eating my beetroot, Swiss chard & pea seedlings??

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 17:14


This year I started a vegetable patch.

It is slightly raised from the ground and have mixed in well rotted manure and multipurpose compost in with the original soil.
I tried Swiss chard seeds, beetroot seeds and pea seeds.

The Swiss chard and beetroot never got past seedling stage as something seemed to be nibbling on the leaves but there were no slime trails.
The same is happening to the peas.
Should I assume this is due to slugs and snails even though there is no slime trail or could there be another reason?
Thanks 

Plants to grow in 4.5 cm diameter & 3.5 -4 cm deep pots

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 18:04
Thanks everyone - I'll have a think. I was looking at
Maybe gypsophila or lobelia... But I'll have a look at
Your suggestions too.
Yes I think it would only be a seasonal display that'd
Need refreshing every year but I'll let you know how it goes!
Thanks!

Plants to grow in 4.5 cm diameter & 3.5 -4 cm deep pots

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 13:17

Hi,

I was given an xmas gift of potted herbs/ spices set  in a love heart shaped base on a stand. The spice mixes were awful so I've emptied the pots but thought I could make a small plant display but putting little plants inside the pots. We can drill a hole in each pot for drainage but they're only 4.5 cm diameter& 3.5 -4 cm deep.

I'd like something that flowers and maybe spills/ trails out of the little pots (6 in total).

I don't know what could grow happily in such a small pot- does anyone know of anything?

 

Thanks!!

Issues with strawberry plants/ well rotted manure

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 15:26
That's great thanks- I'll get some grow more.
I suppose the tomato feed goes on after it flowers or after it fruits?

Thanks again!!

Issues with strawberry plants/ well rotted manure

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 14:21
Oh dear! What should I have planted them in?

I've spent quite a bit on plants & bed etc so really want them to
Grow tasty fruit!

What about tomato feed-- high potash? Is that good for
Them?

Thanks for your reply!

Issues with strawberry plants/ well rotted manure

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 13:41

Hi Everyone!

I planted up loads of bare root strawberry plants in 2014 in 2 different varieties -Malwina and Sonata from pomona fruits.

They are in a raised bed but open to the earth below. I used budget homebase compost to fill.

The crop last year was plentiful & looked good but tasted awful so I was disappointed to say the least!

It wasnt warm last spring so Im hoping it was the weather.

However I've bought some bags of well rotted manure from the garden centre for my sweet peas and tiny veggy patch to dig in before planting.

Does anyone know if I can or should add a layer- like a mulch to my existing strawberry beds? I thought that might improve the flavour but wasnt sure about it sitting on top and being close to the fruit as might have unfriendly bacteria?

I havent used straw ( I heard it adds weeds) or matts (I avoid plastic at all costs) before and have been content with low level of splash back on fruits.

 

If not this has anyone else had this issue? and how did they solve it?

Thanks!!

Compost system for smallish garden - recommendations please

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 09:47

Hi,

We have a nice size garden in South East London- but not big enough to have a compost area with large open containers like Monty Don has! 

I'd love to compost our waste as at the moment the council is taking our waste away and I am buying compost!

I don't know anyone with one so I'd be grateful to hear  peoples opinions about which models/ brands of compost bins (that are enclosed) are good?

Ease of use is important - plus for the smell to be contained.

 

Thanks! 

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