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Posted: 20/02/2013 at 11:31
I was given a cherry and plum tree from there for my birthday last week (which I'm really pleased about), I'd guess they are young trees (hence the price) though and it might take another year or so before they produce a decent crop.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 11:50
Looks very much like a lovely warm sunny day out there, then you step outside and it really doesn't feel like one.

Avatars & Profiles

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 10:48
Avatars just help other people recognise who's posted and give a profile a little more identity, even if not a picture of the person (or even a person at all). The smilies help as it's sometimes difficult to gage the tone of the written word.

I'd suggest a few suitable images for jon cob, but I'm afraid they might not be very polite.

Help with identifying this rapidly growing plant

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 17:23
It looks like a bad one and it isn't even the proper growing season yet, with everyone here stumped I suggest you contact your local environment officer with the information you've supplied here and ask them to come out and take a look.

too much cottage garden self seeding!

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 10:17
I'd be inclined to do nothing (providing you haven't got any of the serious weeds) and wait until everything's a big enough size to identify. Then just pull up whatever you think is a weed or more importantly whatever you think doesn't look right. Remember a weed is just a flower in the wrong place, you should be pleased your efforts last year look like they're going to give you a good show this year too.

Chilli plants

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 07:34
I'm sorry but I can't do links on my phone but if you google RHS and mealybug I think you'll find the answer and solution. It's a common problem with growing plants indoors.

"desirable" plants that become invasive monsters

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 23:53
I have a deep rooted hatred of Lavatera Barnsley, probably comes from my first garden 'job' of digging three of the beasts out of my parent's very small back garden. Hacking them back when they got too big was about the only gardening I ever witnessed as a child.

slug pellets help

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 22:25
Well said Secret Agent Geoff

Soil ph

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 20:34
Many fruit bushes actually prefer a slightly acidic soil. The advice to not try to alter it too much is good advice, just keep adding organic matter whenever you get a chance. Over time you'll find out what and where things grow best for you.

planting potatoes

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 16:26
You'll be fine to plant potatoes after any brassica. Problems tend to occur when you repeat plant with varieties from the same family.

As a rough guide you have three groups, brassicas, potatoes and then everything else. It's a good idea to rotate between the three groups to prevent build up of any disease in the soil.

Discussions started by Leggi


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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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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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Pickling Beetroot Recipes

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Sowing Winter Onions

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