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Brill idea for runnerbeans

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 22:21

I got that very idea from a book and put an arch between 2 of my raised veg beds last year for runner beans. It gives me more space for dwarf beans. This year I am trying climbing nasturtiums with the runners.

Has anyone got any snow yet?

Posted: 15/01/2013 at 11:55

Only a light covering of snow here in Suffolk Coastal. Bloomin cold too. As long as the schools stay open I'm happy.

What veggies are you planning on growing 2013?

Posted: 11/01/2013 at 12:55

This will be my second year of growing veg. I'm planning to grow early peas, carrots, runner & french beans, tomatoes and salad leaves. I have p.s broccoli in at the mo. I grew sugar snap peas last year but after a good start they rotted when the weather became warmer, which is why I am trying an early variety this time.

Can't wait to get started!

All I want for Christmas is...

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 12:10

An enormous greenhouse and somewhere to put it

Tomato growing tips

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 11:41

I came back from holiday at the end of August to find all my outdoor tomato plants had blight. What's worse is I hadn't yet harvested any tomatoes. It was my first year growing tomatoes and there has been a lot of helpful advice on the forum on how to avoid blight. I will be trying again next year, planting further apart, being careful with watering, and removing lower leaves to improve air circulation. Fingers crossed!

Has anyone received their November 2012 issue yet?

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 11:29

I had forgotten all about it... Now I am eagerly awaiting the postman.


Posted: 13/10/2012 at 14:23

Thinking back to my college days, I used to find learning a few at a time off by heart helped, gradually building up a list of memorised names, and testing myself over and over again. Everyone has different ways that work for them. I always found associations and methods like that just confused things, but then I am easily confused! Good luck with the course. I am planning to study horticulture one day but will have to wait until all the offspring are at school!

How to get rid of excess soil?

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 11:37

I had about 2 tonnes of soil after doing some major works in the garden. I used quite a bit making a raised bed for ornamentals, but in the end had to pay a local skip company to take some away in 1 tonne waste bags. this cost £30 a bag.

Spent plants

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 12:33

I agree with Alina W. I bought two asters in homebase last year that were described as bedding plants and reduced to 99 pence. They looked very sorry for themselves but I planted them, and this year they have grown really well and have loads of buds on which are just starting to open.

id help

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 14:38

It looks a bit like Vinca (Periwinkle)

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