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Latest posts by Leggi

why don't people bother to read post before answering them.

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 18:38

Does anyone else watch Most Haunted because they like the history bits?

ID this plant for me please???

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 18:36

Haha I've just had a read, that Bog Garden is hilarious

why don't people bother to read post before answering them.

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 18:02

Seeds are currently 50p a pack at my local Wyvale Garden Centre. I stocked up on broad beans, peas and some lettuce which is supposed to be good over winter.

It's rainy here and I have a headache.


Posted: 28/08/2012 at 16:48

Veronica you can use ripped up old newspaper stuffed in to a spare upturned pot, put it out at night and move the contents in the morning. Earwigs eat other pests in the garden so whilst they are annoying in terms of growing Dahlias they are useful elsewhere.

A tip on GW last friday night was that buds that appear pointed have already flowered whilst buds that are round are new flowers coming. If you deadhead (by removing the flower stems and spent buds) you might still get some flowers this year.

Cabbage Butterflies & Nasturtium

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 22:35

Sorry to hear that Dove, hope they didn't eat too much. If it's one thing I can't deal with it's caterpillars, I'm fine with slugs and snails, but caterpillars just creep me out too much. I let the OH know that dealing with them was one garden job I was not going to do.


Posted: 27/08/2012 at 17:21

It seems you can grow them here providing you give them the right conditions (and I assume live in the south).


Posted: 27/08/2012 at 14:58

I'm not sure you can in this country, unless you have a large heated indoor space built to do so?


Posted: 27/08/2012 at 14:13

Have you tried improving the soil around your roses and pruning back?


Posted: 26/08/2012 at 20:08

I may well do that Dove, our allotment is a new plot so we can pretty much do what we want with the majority of it (setting it out). We need to have some trees towards the back so we can grow things in the ground beneath that don't particularly like full sun (blueberries, rhubarb etc). The birds are the biggest pest there so we're going to need to put netting up.

Flo as a general rule with fruit I've found having more than one of each gives better results individually, I'm not yet sure on cross pollination so I'm probably not the best person to ask. My garden at home is small and packed with plants already so if it wasn't for the allotment I wouldn't be able to even consider growing any more fruit trees.

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