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Latest posts by Leggi

Monty Don's French Gardens

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 15:44
Please don't let Latin names put you off, they are the easiest way of ensuring you buy the exact plant you want. It annoys me when they're not used, especially when TV programmes don't give you the full name (Alan Titchmarsh's ITV garden makeover show last year regularly referred to plants with half their name, like Salvia's. It's not useful given there are over 700 different species of Salvia). The common names are often made up by the Garden Centres to make a plant sound more appealing too.

Continuation of slugs

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 15:47
It worked for me last year although it wasn't intentional, I think by the time they found the marigolds they couldn't be bothered to look for anything else.

Continuation of slugs

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 15:36
You could try planting something as a 'sacrifice' near to plants that you don't want damaged. I planted a patch of cheap 50p marigolds next to my Dahlias, the slugs ate the marigolds and largely left the dahlias alone.

Plants between concrete path and wall

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 22:42
How about Houseleeks and other shallow rooted alpines?

Tomato dropping blossoms - overfertilized?

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 21:03
An interesting experiment. It could be that the air indoors is too dry which can cause blossom drop (flowers wither and drop off). Give them a daily spray of water and maybe keep a tub of water nearby which you can top up. You could have a problem with pollination but if you regularly tap the flowers that should help. Good luck with your project.

"My Reviews"

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 20:06
I'm in the 1237 review club too, we must all be secret gardening geniuses.

Posting links and pictures from an iphone

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 18:30
Cheers Becks, I'll give that a go.

Edit: Nope that doesn't appear to work

Posting links and pictures from an iphone

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 17:13
As I'm usually posting from my phone is there a way of posting clickable links? I can copy and paste the link but can't figure out how to make it work. Also there is no function for posting images and you can't see the smilies list, which means I have to guess them. I guess being able to use the full reply option would fix all of those problems, but I'm not sure if that's possible.

plastic sheeting over raised beds

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 14:35
The ground doesn't really need to be covered for the whole winter as the weather will break up any large clods of soil for you. Black plastic is normally used for a couple of weeks prior to planting to ensure the soil is warm enough to plant out, although it's still a bit early for that yet.

slug pellets help

Posted: 05/02/2013 at 21:38
We all have our preferred ways, I use something sharp at night. It's quick, free and doesn't leave any possible risk to anything else (although obviously not very nice). Last year was an exceptionally good year for slugs, shame it wasn't great for the rest of us.

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