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Talkback: RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2009 - herbs for wildlife

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 17:08
I grow many of these already both at home and on the allotment. I often enjoy watching bees visit lavender.

Talkback: Help wildlife survive winter

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 17:04
Its interesting to know the sorts of places which different types of insects choose for shelter in the Winter and how to help them.

Favourite allotment food recipes

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 13:36

Add recipes here to create a useful RECIPE BANK of dishes using mainly typical allotment food.

Whats your plans for the garden this year?

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 13:24

Plan for this year:

Mainly an edible garden theme with a focus on growing fruit, vegetables and herbs which will include some companion planting. It will involve container planting and growing vegetables in raised beds. Some of the fruit and herbs which are perennial are already in place.

Garden vegetables will include courgettes, first early potatoes, salad crops and spinach. 

Shopping for seeds

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 19:48

When you are shopping for seeds...

  • It's worth looking out for special offers on seeds (eg 3 for 2 or 25% off).
  • Make sure the seeds still have a good  *use by* date on the packet!

It's also worth finding out how long different types of seeds store for. You might be surprised !!!

HAPPY SHOPPING!!!

Alternatively try saving the seeds from selected vegetables at the end of the growing season. It takes a while to work out but it's worthwhile in the end!

Leeks WHICH ONES?

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 19:28

WHAT SORT OF LEEKS ARE GOOD FOR:

  • TASTE?
  • LESS WASTAGE BUT STILL GOOD TASTE?
  • LASTING TO MARCH / APRIL -STILL TASTY?

Interested in Autumn, Winter & Spring...             

THANKYOU!!!

Chillis 4 houseplants

Posted: 29/02/2012 at 21:02
Oh well... Probably asking for the impossible!!!

King Edward potatoes

Posted: 29/02/2012 at 20:57
Oh well... Any general advice about growing potatoes in general then?

chillis

Posted: 22/02/2012 at 19:34
Pondlife? Try pond related forum in this section or go to the wildlife section! Try an aquatics shop/ pet shop with a fish section as they should know.. U need to identify plants 1st I would have thought...

Veg in a shady garden

Posted: 22/02/2012 at 18:45
Theres a good shade article on the website somewhere. Make sure choices are child friendly... Strawberries should be ok in shade. They may get eaten when you're not looking though!
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Discussions started by JulieCfromLeics

Interesting SALAD IDEAS

add your recipes and ideas to this forum 
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Last Post: 04/08/2013 at 17:40

WAYS TO SAVE WATER IN HOT WEATHER !

Add sensible water saving advice / tips to this forum 
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Last Post: 01/08/2013 at 14:19

What are you growing this month?

add your fruit and veg growing diary/ notes/ comments to this forum! 
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Last Post: 22/07/2013 at 15:50

Favourite allotment food recipes

Add your favourite recipes here which include at least some fruit or veg from the allotment. ( or you hope to include!) 
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Last Post: 19/07/2014 at 16:47

Shopping for seeds

Look out for offers... 
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Last Post: 28/04/2012 at 19:48

Leeks WHICH ONES?

Looking for ideas about varieties... 
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Last Post: 03/05/2012 at 20:43

King Edward potatoes

Any trouble sbooting tips? 
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Last Post: 29/02/2012 at 20:57

Chillis 4 houseplants

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