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Latest posts by lavenderlass

Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 21:37

The first I knew of Beechgrove was reading Kate1123 and the rest of the posts and I watched in on IPlayer last night.  Thoroughily enjoyed it.  Very informative and I will be watching it regularly from now on.

Welcome to the brand new forum

Posted: 18/08/2012 at 20:04

Hi, I'm new to gardening forums and I am really enjoying the Gardeners World forum.  I've had a couple of questions answered and enjoy the friendliness of everyone.  Shall certainly be looking at the forum everyday.  Thanks.

Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 15:44

I also watched about 10 minutes of it and changed over to football (which must be a first for me).  Like LavenderLady and everyone else I would like Gardeners World extended to an  hour or a programme that gives ideas for new plants and how to do the jobs that are probably easy but maybe not everyone finds easy, such as staking tomatoes/ runner beans.  Mine always seem to collapse.

potato sack compost

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 19:35

I have grown seed potatoes in bags with varying success.  The first time I was really pleased because there. were lots of delicious potatoes.  Then decided I would do some for Christmas/New Year and had none at all(think this was because the wind broke the stalks)  This year the crop was smaller but the potatoes again were lovely.   I have always put the used soil on the garden and started with fresh.  Am now wondering if the small amount of potatoes is worth the effort.

Mildew on Clematis

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 19:19

Many thanks to you all for the help.  I shall try the organic solution and certainly look at the web site for fertilizers.  Hopefully next year will be much better.

Mildew on Clematis

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 10:35

Thanks Bookertoo.  There were plants around it but I have cleared them out as they were getting far too big and not flowering.  Perhaps I will leave space around it and see what happens.  Trouble is when I have spare soil I must put a plant or plants in it. Have given it tomatoe feed a couple times but perhaps chicken pellets would be better (have never used them but have read about them). 

Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 15:33

I also have not seen anything about this programme.  Is it on now or one to look forward to?

Ant Problem!

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 19:17

Thanks Christopher2, didn't realise ants ate aphids, so they are not entirely bad, just a nuisance in large numbers.


Posted: 12/08/2012 at 14:58

Grew Cosmos for the first time this year (from plug plants) and they are lovely.  Can't wait to grow them next year, maybe from seed.

Ant Problem!

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 14:40

Hi Rose Ann, There seem to be a lot of ants this year.  I don't have any lawn only gravel, but the  pavers and drive seem to have plenty of ants on them.  Several plants such as shasta daisies are crawling in them.  After dead-heading I find I have to brush them off my hands.  Like you I'ved tried Nipon which usually works, but this year must be ideal for ants with there being so many.


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