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Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:23

I agree with dovefromabove , regular inspection , personally I knock them into a jar of white spirit but for the last couple of years I have been cleaning the larvae off and the number of beetles  have dropped considerably

best of luck everybody

sowing peas

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:16

I plant my peas in the past in trays but this year I am putting them in guttering in the greenhouse but not on the floor

I do not soak peas or have problems with mice , I do get mice coming into the garage and I have traps permanently set as I live in a semi rural area

best of look

Gooseberry Bushes

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 20:38

I have been bought 3 red gooseberry bushes for my birthday , not arrived yet

I intend top plant them on my allotment and wondered if there is any practical advise you can offer ?

Blue berry bushes

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 17:01

Hello everybody , thanks for the advise , have been out and bought some ericaccous compost today and planted them in open pots in the ground also seemed a good idea to put some ericaccous stuff in the bottom of the hole 

I have to say this site is great for practical advise , much better than just reading books or the internet , once again many thanks 

Blue berry bushes

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 21:23

Just bought 2 blue berry bushes , wondered if anybody has any tips for looking after them ?

I intend to plant them in my allotment in full sun 

Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 19:55

Late frosts also depend where you live and you can get things called frost pockets 

I do agree May is usually safe , best of luck

What's the best type of greenhouse

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 19:53

It is going to get might hot in there , don't forget the shading and have you got automated window openers

never grown vines in mine , give it a go , that's what I like about gardening , you just give it a go 

best of luck with what ever you do

Too early to chit?

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 22:43

I have just put my potatoes out for chitting , in egg boxes that we'd have been savings but trays would do , on the floor of our conservatory which is north facing so does not get to hot but is frost free , I put them all out earlies / mains 

better if you can chit your mains

Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 22:04

Last year I bought a couple of trays that fit on the window sill and they worked brilliantly 

I will be planting broad beans and a few other items next month in an unheated greenhouse

What's the best type of greenhouse

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 21:56

The best type of greenhouse is the one you can afford , new or second hand 

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