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Latest posts by Ivyhouse

Tomato varieties for outdoors

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:43

I usually grow Gardeners Delight in the gh but last year I had a bumper crop from seeds that grew out of a mulch from my compost heap. I transplanted them into a different bed and they cropped far better than those inside. While I don't eat them myself my family eat them like sweets.

Replacing a rose

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:37

During some building work at home the workmen have unfortunately, by combination of scaffolding and boots, destroyed a rose from our small bed. To keep the symmetry I would like to replace it but I know perceived wisdom says not to plant a rose where there has been one previously. What is the worst that can happen if I give this a go and does anyone have first hand experience ?

Many thanks.

Mulch question

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 21:36

Compost it is then folks. Many thanks again for the insightful replies.

Mulch question

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 18:38

I've just spent the day shredding a heap of hornbeam and privet and now have a considerable batch of potential mulch. Is there anything I shouldn't use it for or can I safely spread it round the veg. plot as well as the flower beds ?

Many thanks.

Camera Corner

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 22:15

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38250.jpg?width=324&height=350&mode=max

 This is the correct pic. Saturday afternoon.

Camera Corner

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 22:01

Sorry, wrong file uploaded. This was in fact in September but it was the same on Saturday. I'll try to find the latest image.

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 21:58

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38242.jpg?width=720&height=350&mode=max

 This is our back garden at the weekend. We are not low lying, in fact the opposite but on a bed of clay. By this morning it has started to drain and hopefully my plants won't all have drowned.

Slightly off topic but preserving fruit

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 20:44
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tala-950-Classic-Airtight-Storage/dp/B002SPDRZK/ref=sr_1_1/276-3532335-1958219?ie=UTF8&qid=1393193391&sr=8-1&keywords=tala+jars#productDescription

Are these the same jars Ivy? If so, I think they will be ok for preserving. Why don't you try something that de isn't matter if it spoils and see? They say they are air tight so should be ok 

One and the same Tracey. I'm going to give them a try with some marmalade, bubbling away nicely at the moment. Fingers crossed. Thank you to all for the messages. This place is great isn't it ?

Slightly off topic but preserving fruit

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 21:47

Thanks Tracey but the seals are the orange rubber ones exactly as would have been on a Kilner jar.

Slightly off topic but preserving fruit

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 21:20

I'm afraid they are labeled as storage nutcutlet. Just goes to show that you shouldn't be seduced by a bargain and that there is no substitute for the real thing. I think I've just gained some extra space for pasta and rice !

Discussions started by Ivyhouse

Greenhouse glazing

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