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Latest posts by Leggi

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.

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

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