Jigsaw Gill

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coffee grinds

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 21:10

I've used thick rings of strong coffee grinds around base of lupins and hostas and found to be very effective against slug attack

Leggy tomatoes

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 06:49

Thank you Blue Onion will try that

Leggy tomatoes

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 19:02

Ok thank you both- will do

Leggy tomatoes

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 18:44

I've been waiting for a new greenhouse which has sadly been delayed. In the meantime my tomato plants which I have indoors against patio windows have got incredibly leggy and in trying to repot some have broken. I am now wondering wether these will grow again & still produce fruit & also if the ones that have got really leggy could be cut shorter & still be ok?

Leggy polygoniums

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 20:34

Oh good - thank you. Should I cut right back to perhaps couple of inches from soil do you think?

Leggy polygoniums

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 19:45

I've over wintered quite a few polygoniums- some the original plant & some from cuttings. A few of them have become very leggy and I'm wondering if I can cut them right back now or is it too late for them to flower this year?

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 18:43

Thanks for the reply Fairy. I'm so disappointed after nurturing the seedlings all through the winter to have not one flower. They are planted I all different conditions- some inshade, but many in sun, so don't know what's wrong. Hope for better things next year then

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 15:42

I grew verbena b from seed last year and planted out lots of small plants in spring of this year. So far they have grown tall but no flowers at all. Are they likely to flower now and if not will I just completely lose them this year?

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 22:15

Very pleased with cobra french beans again and courgettes really good- I think they are Romanesque and greyhound cabbage good. More success with carrots this year, Nantes 2 I think. No success with Little Gem lettuce- tried and tried, but all been eaten. Charlotte potatoes good but not quite as tasty as last year. Lots of InternationalKidney but not that impressed with taste. Why can't I grow beetroot- grew this year and last and they are just tiny (boltardy) I thought they are meant to be easy?

Do Lupins

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 12:28

If you cut the faded flower spike off will flower again and maybe even a third time , but flower spike tends to be shorter.

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Leggy tomatoes

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Can anyone tell me if this is comfrey? It's only 4-5 inches high 
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