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Posted: 03/01/2013 at 13:05

Thanks 'flowering rose', 'paull2' and 'Bob TheGardener' much appreciated!


Posted: 31/12/2012 at 20:33

Hi Guys,

Hope you all enjoyed the 2012 gardening year (bit to wet I think). Hopefully 2013 is better gardening year!

I collected the runners of my strawberry plants last Autumn and they are now in pots in my small coldframe, i'm aiming to put them in the ground on the next dry day. If I do so will they produce any fruit in the Spring/Summer?!

Any answer or suggestion will be much appreciated!

Leeks and beetroot

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 12:22


You need to take the flower heads off immediately because otherwise they won't form properley . They have flower heads have formed because the lovely hot weather and then the rainy weather (dramatic weatheer change), this make the plant think that it is ready to seed.

Hope this Helps,


Slugs and Snails

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 19:22


I reccomend eggv shells they work a treat (fill a bucket up with egg shells when you havee eggs and use them as and when you need them). But as you find most of the time they get eaten attract birds etc. Beer traps work fine (you can them from pound shops) slugs pellets (you can them from pound shops). You will soon find your own stratergy but try out all the ones I have suggested.

Good Luck,


Ants and My Strawberries!!!

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 22:12


Ants could well be the problem but they can't cut through the skin so something else such as birds would have had to cut the skin first but as soon as its open anything could munch at it (ants). Straw is agood idea to raise the bed and it stops slugs and snails (they might be the problem). Also to stop birds you could put a net down with small holes (so the birds feet don't get trapped in the net as well as it stop birds actually still getting in the net). For the ants you could apply ant powder down and refresh every now and then.

I hope you've found this useful!

Whitecurrant and Blackcurrants

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 20:35
Exactly like that Sotongeoff! Thanks for your help

Whitecurrant and Blackcurrants

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 19:01

The leaves on my whitecurrant had horrid red indentations on their leaves and it has spread to my blackcurrants. I asked my neighbour what was wrong and he said "Aphids is the problem here" but i need a solution to stop the aphids on the blackcurrnats as it put the whitecurrant at serious risk.  

Help with chilli plant growing

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 17:55

'Solution' highlight the website address given above> right click> then click either 'Open Link' or Open Link with New Tab

Help with chilli plant growing

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 17:50

Try this 'Solution' reply if this helps 

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