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Latest posts by Leggi

newly planted perennial plugs

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 22:52

I've just started potting mine on for the 2nd time from 2.5 inch pots to 5 inch, they'll stay in these ones until spring next year. I haven't over-wintered any plants before (apart from a chilli my aunt oddly decided to sow in October), but I have a cold frame where they will hopefully be ok during the winter.

There are plenty of places you can cheaply buy a coldframe from, at this time of year  they will probably be on special offer too.

Good luck with your plants.

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 21:40

Woo, Bertrand on, £200k for the Gills. Now I can switch over cos I'm bored senseless...

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 20:45

Happy birthday Geoff

Your lot signed a young Argentine keeper (Gazzaniga) from us (Gillingham) this summer, I think he's going to be a very good player in the future.

Also if Bertrand comes on during tonights England match we get £200k from Chelsea.

Strange Baubles on Potato Plant

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 18:22

It's nothing to be worried about, it's the fruit of the potato plant. They look like small green tomatoes because they're in the same family.

Do not eat them though as they are poisonous, the potatoes underground should be fine to treat as normal.

Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 15:48

I'll watch it but I'll get annoyed if they make gardens for people who don't have the time (or in some cases the ability) to manage them properly, like the ITV show recently. I know it's nice to give deserving people pretty gardens but if they have three disabled children to look after it's only going to add to their burden.

As nice as they seem, I don't understand what Tufnell and Rice will be there for either.

Hissing Bees??

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 15:37

Fantastic! Must be great being rewarded for all the effort you've put in to making a wildlife garden, can we have some pics please?

Last year I had a very small colony of bees sharing my shed but they left in early summer and haven't come back this year.


Posted: 14/08/2012 at 16:59

My local Wyvale has a large selection of plants all reduced, I bought 2 blackcurrent plants and a redcurrent bush for £2.99 each.

Get out and grab some bargains

Get Rid of your Lawns

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 21:09

I got rid of our front lawn early this year, it was a pain to cut and wasn't used for anything (and a rather small patch too). It now has an attempt at a wild flower garden on it, I haven't been amazed by how well it's come up, but I think it's ok and a lot more interesting than having an unused patch of lawn.

I do like having a lawn out the back though.


green beetles on my cauli

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 20:55

Can you remember what variety you grew? I've put in January King, a savoy variety that grows with a blueish purple tinge though mostly green.


Dreaded Tomato Blight

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 19:16
Italophile wrote (see)

Leggi, the problem isn't your patch. Unless you have spuds infected with LB lying around the place! The spores travel on the breeze, they can come from anywhere, and revel in mild to warm, damp conditions. In a hot, dry summer you rarely see LB. In fact, you don't see many fungal problems in hot, dry conditions. I don't see many here.

All you can do is plant, do your utmost in terms of plant housekeeping, and cross your fingers. You can also spray preventively against many of the fungal problems, but the traditional fungicides - the copper based ones - are much less effective against LB.

Thanks, it's good to know all is not lost and I can try again next year.

I will grow a healthy tomato crop if it's the last thing I do!

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