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Latest posts by GWRS

Potatoes

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 16:45

Hello , I think bobthegardern  is right in buying a soil testing kit , then decided what to grow

Have you a picture of your potatoes , I have never seen potatoes to growth grow so big ?

Have you thought of growing them in pots/bags to improve yield

best of luck

pea supports

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 21:01

Personally I use sticks/bamboo canes with netting for my peas to grow up on the allotment and it works fine

Just can't get hazel twigs

Fruit and veg growing

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 20:56

Have you thought about using water retention gel , mixed in with the compost

Best of luck

Brassica collars

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 20:52

Just planted some Savoy cabbage with shop bought collars

wondered if people made there own ? And out of what sort of material ?

LILY BEETLES

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

Discussions started by GWRS

Build a new fruit cage

Fruit cages 
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Brassica collars

Alternatives 
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Last Post: 16/03/2014 at 21:31

Gooseberry Bushes

New bare rooted gooseberry bushes 
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Last Post: 08/03/2014 at 10:00

Blue berry bushes

New blue berry bushes for planting  
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 13:40

Fig trees

Planting and care 
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Last Post: 09/02/2014 at 15:20

Green house heaters

Paraffin v Electric 
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Cold frames

Tips on using and making cold frames 
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