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Latest posts by Leggi


Posted: 20/03/2013 at 15:24
They're not the only ones, Wilkinsons, Aldi, Lidl and a whole host of thrift stores have realised gardeners still spend money. It's just, like the rest of the country, we're having to be a little more careful where we spend it.

Veg growing inside

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 20:43
I'd go for lots of different salad crops too as they wouldn't take up too much space and you could probably have a near enough all year supply.

Talkback: Growing autumn-fruiting raspberries

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 17:14
If you have summer fruiting raspberries, they fruit on last years stems, if these have been cut back this year you may not get any raspberries from those plants again. Autumn fruiting are fine to cut back every spring as they fruit on new wood (this years growth).

Cosmos seeds - mixed up

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 17:27
No problem, I made the same mistake last year when potting up.

Cosmos seeds - mixed up

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 17:22
Joyce is correct, once they grow in to a fairly reasonable sized plant the red ones will have a slightly pink/red tinge to the stem. The white will be a lush green colour, you will just have to wait a little but you'll notice the difference.

Has spring arrived for you yet?

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 22:32
This time last year we had temps reaching nearly 20 degrees in the SE, having said that, it was about the only warm spell we had. Fingers crossed it's just a little shy at the moment but promising a better summer.

Favorite tomatoes

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 18:40
That's unfortunate as I've been asked specifically not to grow smaller varieties this year by the other half, will still have a go with some in the hope we get a decent year, just won't get my hopes too high for them. Thanks for your advice as always.

Favorite tomatoes

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 18:21
I didn't know that Italophile, I'll still try some as the seeds came free from T&M. Will have to decide on a more suitable variety for our island, I'm guessing that means most beefstake varieties aren't really suitable then? I did have some Pomodoro seeds but they've gone bad in the unopened packet over winter. I might try growing some alicante going by the recommendations in this thread.

Cutting Back Penstemons

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 17:44
I usually give mine a light prune around now (depending on the weather) but last year like many plants, it flowered very late.

Fork Handles

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 16:41
I see our Tower Hamlets friend is back again... :rollseyes:

I really want to start sowing seeds now but I only have window sills to offer any warm so holding back. The only one's I've sown so far are sweet peas when we had a warmish half hour a few weeks back.

Hope the crash wasn't anything too important jo.

Discussions started by Leggi

Planting this year after potatoes

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Potato Leaf Tomato

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Hollyhock Rust?

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Sweet pea identification please

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Fruit & Veg/Allotment pics 2013

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Poorly tomato plant

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Problem with Bluebells

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Toscana Strawberries

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What eats onion sets?

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20% off at Marshalls

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Posting links and pictures from an iphone

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What's for tea?

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Allotment finds

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