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Grape vine newbie.

Posted: Today at 21:55

Yes Philippa, I blanch them and tray freeze them, then I carefully put them into plastic boxes in the freezer. Make sure you use leaves that are not too young nor too tough. 

Plant ID, updates and confirmations.

Posted: Today at 11:00

Good on you Jack, I like your way of thinking.It gives me great pleasure to meet young enthusiastic gardeners like you.Lately, in the road I live in has seen a bit of movement with a few oldies like me moving to their final resting place and new young and enthusiastic neighbours moving in. It is a small road with 29 dwellings and the occupants of the houses, like me, tend to be young people who stay a while and bring up their families. Those that have lived here a while usually pop over to welcome new neighbours and offer help. We have had four new ones and they seem to be interested in gardens, trees, veggies etc. They do not need to concrete the front gardens(thank God) as we all have drives for their cars! It will be lovely watching(and perhaps helping) them.

Whats the secret to beautiful hanging baskets ?

Posted: Yesterday at 17:01

My neighbour does hanging baskets every year to die for. He says that you need to follow 5 main points, good compost, copious watering(h2o crystals do help) good size basket, lots of feeding and dead heading ++++.I think warmth and light helps too!

Filling plant pots

Posted: Yesterday at 16:48

I also use used t-bags, especially to line hanging baskets and teracotta pots.They retain water, very useful in dry weather.If you spread food granules and water retaining crystals over the T-bags before topping with compost it works even better!

Where can I grow a grapevine?

Posted: Yesterday at 16:40

Marine is right, once they are established they need little pampering. Keep them well watered as well so you get juicy plump fruit. I was surprised to find that they are tough enough to survive heavy frost too!!

GW TV programme - Monty, how are the Robins in your shed?

Posted: Yesterday at 16:34

I agree with you Scott, I am pleased that others noticed the robin too and started this thread

Grape vine newbie.

Posted: Yesterday at 16:31

I don't think height matters, but they need moisture, warmth and lots of sun. I have them clambering up an old tree trunk, stubby and short in a large pot(approximately 5' tall), one trailed in the GH , along a fence, up a pergola and arch and they are various heights. Easy to strike as well from the prunings in the autumn.

So do have a go, they are easy to grow, but need pruning in the autumn to give you fruit. You can use the young leaves too, blanched and stuffed..delicious

Fruit and Veg for a shaded spot

Posted: Yesterday at 16:16

Wild Garlic thrives in shade

ID Help

Posted: Yesterday at 16:13

Hi Lulu, they thrive in moist damp areas. I have a few by the fish pond and the reflection of the leaves and dainty dangling white flowers are very pretty.

Apart from the sawfly they need little care and come up every spring without fail.

What do you do with grass clippings?

Posted: Yesterday at 16:05

.I put thin layers of it mixed with shredded cardboard and paper in the compost bins. The rest I use as mulch under fruit trees around shade plants.I also spread it in between the ferns in the 'fern corner' in a shady area. It  helps stops cow parsley, elder and  the nettle patch from taking over the garden. Two of my neighbours help by giving me their grass too and it saves them having to send it to the council.

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