Latest posts by jatnikapyar

Indoor Grape Vines how to look after?

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 09:44

Hi Peter9, grapes are dead easy, especially the variety you have. They do well out of doors too if you are in a mild area. Easy to strike too. It will be safe to start watering it now, especially if it has small shoots showing. Look forward to seeing fruits as it is spoilt in a conservatory!If it is a couple of years old, it should do so soon. Enjoy watching it grow and the fruit.


Rhubarb in pots

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 09:24

Hi Lavenderlass and Lyn, enjoy your early rhubarb crumble....MMMMMMM(sorry, couldn't resist it!)

The plants will grow quite happily  in large pots for years, as long as you do not over harvest;  particularly if they are young.

They will need feeding every year, being in pots, and do not let them get dry.

I planted a few for a  mature neighbour who loves rhubarb and she has the pots on the patio near the house. This was two years ago and we covered them over winter and I noticed yesterday that she will enjoy at least ONE crumble soon!

Bamboo taking over the world.... Okay, garden.

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 09:10

Aaaaaaaaaah Verdun(sir) you have been rumbled then? Lets' hope the lady wielding the sword does not do this forum. Anyway, I hear that madam is very busy knitting booties for the new addition to ones' family!(God bless you ma'am.)

I think it is so lovely that guys like you,GG,Brunbull,Sotongeoff and several others keep this forum on an even keel with your gentle advice(no shouting) and tongue in cheek remarksBless you all.

Bamboo taking over the world.... Okay, garden.

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 08:17

Good morning Sir Verdun, I know bamboos are thugs if left uncontrolled(like a lot of things!) but they are so graceful and useful for softening hard back grounds. I have seen them grow in the jungle in the far east, where I lived for several years, and boy; can they grow!

I have two on the patio and it is lovely to see them move in the breeze and hear the movement when we are sipping a G&T on a warm summer evening. Also, the little wrens love sitting among them. I think they use them as a swing

I could not get bamboos to grow for years and for me it is also a sign of achievement as I filled T&Ms' tills with a lot of dosh trying to grow them. I treat them like bindweed and nettle and keep a beady eye for new shoots. I hope I am as successful as I have been with the bindweed.

Meanwhile, I shall enjoy them and the pleasure that I get watching them and the little birds.......lifes' too short I feel

Bamboo taking over the world.... Okay, garden.

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 19:27

Try using black plastic dustbins, I use them to grow trees to keep them small. They are cheaper than animal feeders, a tenner at Amazon

Non Support of Poor Companies

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 07:56

Joslow, don't ASUME that I haven't.

Non Support of Poor Companies

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 18:15

I am surprised at you Sotongeoff, I have had several problems with T&M too.

They are everywhere and in your face like TESCO, NOT because they are good BUT because they are driving small retailers to the wall as they have a lot of dosh. In the 80s' M&S and Sainsburys' did the same and look what happened to them.

As long as we keep buying from T&M, because they are 'cheap' they will carry on treating us badly. How dare they behave in this manner but are happy to take our money?

Beechgrove Garden Goes National.

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 11:17


Hi, this is for all the gals in the SE who  can't WAIT to salivate over Chris.

Virginmedia OD has it on today......yippie! Enjoy girls









Posted: 05/04/2013 at 10:06

Steady on Brumbull, don't give him grand ideas, calling him Sir: he'll be incorrigible (I know he has a beautiful garden)


Posted: 05/04/2013 at 09:02

Lucky you Brumbull, so you must have all that sunshine that he has! But it's OK, it's coming down our way........soon I hope!

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