Latest posts by Leggi


Posted: 02/08/2012 at 22:19

My Cosmos are just starting to flower now which is late for them, I wouldn't worry too much and just hope for more warm weather to spring them in to life. As said above they are much bigger this year than normal.

best seed potatoes to grow

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 19:03

Sorry Insomnia I'm away for a few days at the moment and hadn't been able to get online sooner to reply to you. Thank you for your very generous offer but I was visiting a garden today where they were selling seed potatoes to go in now (I went for Duke of York, Charlotte and Maris Pipers) so I am no longer in need.

I can't get over how generous your offer to send me some was though and if you PM me your address there's a little something I'd like to send to you instead.

best seed potatoes to grow

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 11:19

Thanks Zoomer, I shall have a nose around t'internet and find out what varieties there are (and keep my fingers crossed).

Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 22/07/2012 at 12:40

Sorry everyone, I have three cats

If any of my neighbours complained about them in their gardens I'd tell them to squirt the cats with a hose though.

best seed potatoes to grow

Posted: 22/07/2012 at 01:16

*Rubbish new gardener question coming up*

I quite like the idea of Christmas potatoes, and the idea of digging them up on Christmas Eve, but do I have to grow a certain variety for a late crop or will the plants just grow slower (in normal years) than the varieties sown earlier?

I'd also be interested to hear which varieties make the best roasties?

Potato blight soil

Posted: 20/07/2012 at 23:03

I don't think it would be much of a problem if say, you use it in your front garden keeping it well away from where you'd grow pots/tommies out the back. That's just a guess though based on what I've done in the past without blight coming back.

Lily beetle

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 20:27

Using a spray of Vegetable Oil has worked for me this year.

ID Request

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 19:50

Salvia Guaranitica 'Black and Blue'?

If not I think it's some other kind of Salvia (Sage).

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 19:16

Rainy here, had a dryish spell this afternoon though.

Hurry up jet stream and bugger off.

Golden rule

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 18:31

Some plants like to be pruned before winter but there are others that need the old foilage to give the roots a little protection from bad weather that like to be cut down in spring. Not all plants like to be cut back the same amount either, and you need to (probably only general rule I know) always cut back to something, ie new growth, new stem, first buds etc.

The best thing for you to do to avoid any disappointment is to learn about the plants individually, there are plenty of places online you can look up how to care for each plant as well many people on here with a huge amount of knowledge.

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