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Latest posts by Leggi

Sweet Potatoes

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 17:01
Thompson and Morgan (and I imagine lots if other places too) supply sweet potatoes suitable for growing in the UK. They have plenty of information on their website about how to grow them too. Keep us updated I'd be interested to hear how your crop does.

raspberry help

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 16:58
Netting would work providing you get all the nasties off first, enviromesh would also protect your berries from birds and other pests.

no whinge gardening!!!!!

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 23:43
I tend to have no whinge gardening sessions at the allotment when I leave the other half at home.


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.

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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Last Post: 14/07/2013 at 20:54

Fruit & Veg/Allotment pics 2013

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Last Post: 13/07/2013 at 00:02

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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Last Post: 28/03/2013 at 21:50

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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