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Posted: 09/09/2015 at 10:37

I would be very interested to hear from anyone in north cornwall about growing veggies this year. I keep a yearly diary and this year has been my worst year for produce. Although the pots have been good and the runner beans has improved since we have had some sunshine. Lots of flowers i.e dahlia,cosmos,geraniums,gladioli,marigold,wild poppies and foxgloves. No sunshine today lets hope it returns soon.



Posted: 22/07/2015 at 18:32

The cucumbers in the greenhouse are not growing this year. Lots of flowers with small cues that are just not getting any bigger. I have watered regularly,feed with tomorite.  sprayed the plants when hot. This is the 5th year of growing in the greenhouse. The previous years i have not had any problems. Any other ideas please.


Posted: 25/06/2015 at 16:51

Thank you Logan. I think mine are the same. Three good healthy plants though.


Posted: 25/06/2015 at 13:18

In the greenhouse i am growing peppers for the first time. Good healthy plants,But should i pick the top out to obtain a bushier plant. Any advice would be useful. 


Posted: 12/05/2015 at 13:19

Thank you for the replies. Normally I grow from seed This year i bought Sarah Raven sweet peas on offer in the telegraph.Winter sown so i planted out into the growing place.fortunately i have sown some seeds .They have grown into healthy plants so all is not lost. Only my bank balance. A lesson to be learnt. Grow your own


Posted: 11/05/2015 at 16:37

Can anyone suggest a tonic. The plants were strong and healthy when i planted out. No frosts in the south west but a few cold nights. The plants are looking yellow.Some have died.They are in need of a boost, i was wondering about seaweed liquid fertilizer 

slugs & snail

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 17:44

Can anyone recon med a suitable treatment for the dreaded enemy.I have a 5 month old retriever puppy who eats everything in sight. Wool pellets and re-circled coffee granules are on his list -of extra treats.

Perhaps i should ask Monty what he used when Nigel as a Pup.

Talkback: Dog urine on lawns

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 16:41

Cut the brown patch out.Re-seed the area with new lawn seed. Keep watered. The new grass will grow and blend in with the rest. I have done with in the past and it was successful. I also covered the area with netting to stop with birds from pecking the seed.  


Posted: 22/03/2015 at 09:52

Advice please. Is liquid seaweed fertilizer suitable for peonies?.Has any one use it?


Posted: 21/03/2015 at 16:12

Edd thank for your reply. The only fertilizer i have is natural liquid seaweed. Do you think this is suitable?. Did the re potting today.As i thought they were pot bound.


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