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Posted: 28/06/2013 at 12:50

We haven't had much sun to heat the greenhouse recently. Are you over watering??????????

Clematis problem

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 12:35

Good advice from Bob the gardener.

Where are my vegetables?

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 16:58

Dont worry. It is a cold start to planting into  the soil.There is still plenty of time to replant if neccesary. I keep a diary each year and at the moment my veggies are a month behind last year.

Clematis problem

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 16:52

I went to a gardening talk on Clematis by a local grower.

Plant deep and keep the roots moist for the first year, The suggestion was to cut an old plastic bottle in half.Push it neck end down in the soil next to the plant. This provides a slow water dip  Also to feed with tomorite. 


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 11:07

From North Cornwall. A Brillant week so far. Lots of sunshine. Busy planting out broad beans that were started in the greenhouse. A colourful display of assorted tulips in pots. Spring as arrived at last.

scaredy cat plant, does it work

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 13:38

Sorry to say that it didn't make any difference in my garden.But i purchases a battery operated cat scarier from the garden centre, It sends off a noise (thats we cant here)

RSPCA approved. Dogs cant here it.

It has been in my veggie garden for two years now. The  cats may walk into the garden ,but dont settle to do a poo.

Definitely worth in investment.

We love Monty!

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 13:30

Try a sweet pea grower. If you are lucky to be going to Chelsea next month perhaps you could visit a sweet pea stand.

If you have any success would you post it on the web site

Monty Don

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 09:54

Good morning to all.

Have you read today's  Daily Telegraph. Poor Monty is getting the blame for the GROWERS loss of £50 million because of this weekly advice on the Gardeners world programme Friday at 8.30 BB2.

Surely it is common sense that we fellows gardens do not plant in the cold and wet.

I suppose they have to blame someone, but not our MON TY. 



Bee spotting

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 16:54

At north cornwall on sunday 7th it was warm and sunny.

One bee came into my greenhouse .I didnt see any others.


Although it is cold here it is bright with sunshine. In the garden i have hellebores,crocus,tulips ,narcissus , camellias  primulas and pansies


In my veg patch i have plenty of purple sprouting but just one cabbage.


Posted: 26/03/2013 at 17:39

Hello all

I have itchy fingers. Cant wait to start planting in my greenhouse but it is so cold in North Cornwall. Three weeks ago i planted broad beans and sweetpea seeds  All very strong and healthy.I think i will wait until after Easter now.Hopefully it will be warmer.

Still lots of birds at the feeders so that tell me it is still to cold to plant out in the ground.

A bit worried about the garlic bulbs i plants in October (like Monty) still no signs of growth appearing out of the ground, Have i lost them to the cold and wet i wonder?

Any thoughts on the garlic please.





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