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Posted: 16/09/2012 at 19:04
Michele Hockley wrote (see)

what do I with the pods that I've taken from my daughter's garden - do i pod them, leave them somewhere cool??

Leave them somewhere warm and dry til they dry out, hopefully after a few weeks you'll have nice plump dry pea like seeds. You can plant these in October to over winter, or save until Spring. It's probably best to ask David what he suggests with saving seeds and sowing on the thread below though.



Fork Handles

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 18:35

Figrat - I'm experimenting with two different mixes. One patch has Marshall's buckwheat on it, and the other T&M general green manure mix (Rye, Vetch, Italian Rye Grass and Forage Pea).

I've used the buckwheat before with mixed results, but I didn't want to leave two beds empty over winter/early spring (and I didn't much fancy just covering them up).

Fork Handles

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 18:00

Evening ladies and gents, busy day at the allotment for me today. Dug over two beds and added compost and chicken pellets, then planted some green manure to over winter. Hopefully that's better than leaving the beds empty and open to the elements. The Christmas spuds have not fared well so tidied up and removed what we could (flipping blight). I was given a large bag of strawberry runners to plant up though, which the OH is currently busying himself with in the garden.

Love the rabbit video Pam and Figrat.

I'm wondering what to watch tonight, stick with Dragon's Den or start watching Downton Abbey? I haven't seen DA before.

unknown flower

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 22:25

It looks like a Cosmos to me, there's a thread with advice and pictures below.


Fuschia problem

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 19:50
flower 7 wrote (see)

my fuschia's (two) in pots are beautiful plants,green, healthy and strong , but hardley and flowers on them this year.?? any clues as why.??.

Like a lot of things this year, the weather. It's just not been that warm or sunny for long enough spells.

Problem bamboo

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 19:47

I have heard of people sinking a barrier along their boundary beneath the bottom of their fence to stop bamboo from being able to come through. I can't say how well this works as I haven't had to do it myself.

Have you explained to your neighbour how much of a problem it is?

Weeds in my compost

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 12:49

Noodle if you want to get rid of your greenhouse why not put it on freecycle (if you're not aware of the website you just post what you want to give away and where you are (roughly) and if someone wants it they'll contact you). It's an easy way to get rid of things that other people might find useful.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 19:18

Very much a sense of autumn in the air today, some of the leaves on trees are just starting to change too. The sky looked threatening at times but it didn't manage to rain.

I bought a Kilner Jar today as the last of the tomatoes are no way near to being red. I've given them a stay of execution for a week, but if they refuse to ripen they will soon be green tomato chutney.

Woodland plants

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 14:20

Some native primroses would look beautiful in spring as would some perennial Geraniums for summer colour. I'm sure other will have suggestions too.

dog resistant climber??

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 14:32

I'm not sure about dog resistant climbers, but you could put a pot or container at the bottom of the arch and then grow whatever you like to climb over it, even a new passionflower.

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