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Latest posts by Ivyhouse

Strawberry bed

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 22:30

I want to re-start my strawberry bed. It has been going for 5 years and has become rather overgrown with weeds and random runners. My question is am I better off buying pot grown plants to put in this weekend or shall I get bare rooted runners as seen advertised on the web ?

Many thanks in anticipation.

Topping and tailing

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 22:32

If this sounds daft, please bear with me. I remember as a child spending what seemed like hours topping and tailing gooseberries. Now, having just picked around five pounds, there seems to be more to life than doing this. My question is, if I cook them down with the fluffy bits still on am I going to poison my family or best case give them a case of the jippy tummy ?

Propogating chryanths

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 23:51

Many thanks. I'll leave it a week to see if it warms up a bit then have a go.

 

Propogating chryanths

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 20:34

Last Autumn I ug and potted up several chrysanths and left them to overwinter in the greenhouse. They are all now producing strong growth from the base. My question is, are these the shoots I should be using for cuttings or will these come from higher up the plants. Thanks in anticipation.

Soil ph

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 21:31

Thank you everyone for your swift replies. I will go with your advice and contine to keep adding from my compost bin and see what happens. 

Soil ph

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 19:39

Does anyone have an organic solution for lowering the ph of my veg plot ? My test kit is showing a reading of 8 and the suggestion on the packet is 'sulphur of ammonia' which sounds a bit strong.

Many thanks in anticipation.

Slow Chrysanths

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 22:40

That's encouraging folks. Many thanks.

 

Slow Chrysanths

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 22:12

I planted out several chrysanth cuttings oh, it must be two months now, but they've hardly moved. A couple have been completely demolished by snails. Is there any hope that when the weather turns they might come on, even flower, or is this year just a write off ? Many thanks in advance.

Growing Sweetcorn

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 22:01

I've seen sweetcorn cropping quite well in the Borders, Jedburgh region, and I seem to remember that the summers can be quite pleasant in Scotland. I'd definately plant them out and take your chances. There's not much sweeter than a cob straight off the plant.

Last years potatoes in May

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 21:27

I'd never heard that expression 'volunteers' before. Thanks both.

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