Latest posts by Leggi

Leaving the garden to itself for a year - what to plant?

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 01:02

Renting the space out or landshare are very good suggestions indeed, although I don't think you'd want to come back to a veggie patch right in the middle of your lawn(although if it someone you trust things would be entirely different). Could you get a neighbour to pop round every fortnight and do a bit of weeding?

As for what to plant out, I agree, nothing. Your best bet is trying to suppress the weeds.


Posted: 11/07/2012 at 00:16

Have a look at some of the apple threads around as I'm fairly sure you'll be suffering from the same thing - lack of pollinators in the air after blossom and the cold wet weather after an early warm spell. It has meant it's a bad year generally for fruit trees.

You haven't done anything wrong.

Slugs and snails

Posted: 09/07/2012 at 14:56



Posted: 08/07/2012 at 21:44

The only other tip I know is to wait until the leaves start to yellow before digging them up. Others might have suggestions though, good luck with your crop.


Posted: 08/07/2012 at 21:21

Yes, it sounds like it's trying to produce a seed head. You can cut it off though so that the plant concentrates on the bulb rather than making a flower.

plants for indoor swimming pool

Posted: 08/07/2012 at 16:07

I too don't think chlorine would be that much of a problem, especially as we're talking a small amount in the air rather than on the roots or leaves of the plants.

Here's another suggestion, Fuchsia Thalia.


plants for indoor swimming pool

Posted: 08/07/2012 at 14:39

I imagine Orchids would like it, providing they are not in full sunlight for the majority of the day. There are many types and they mostly enjoy warm, wet shady places. I have one on a N/E facing windowsil in my bathroom and it loves it there.

Poppy seed

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 22:35

Actually Doris I've had a rethink about my advice, wait til early October, rake it over chuck some more seeds down and you should have strong flowers early next summer.

Poppy seed

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 19:58

Poppies like disturbed soil, give the ground a good hard raking and see what happens. It might be too late for this year but it's worth a try I guess.

I sowed some poppies as late as October last year in my Mother in Laws garden and they started flowering beautifully and early about a month ago and are still going now.

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Posted: 06/07/2012 at 16:58

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