Latest posts by Leggi


Posted: 06/06/2013 at 22:17

Evenin' all. I'm planning on planting out some peppers this weekend in a mini poly tunnle, is there a particular veg group they should be paired with/kept away from? I have enough space to pair with any really at the allotment, I'll pot them up if that's recommended too.

If you can't tell already I haven't grown them before but as they're in flower I'm guessing they need to be moved out to their final growing position (whatever that might be). Any thoughts are much appreciated.


Posted: 06/06/2013 at 00:26

Beautiful picture Dove.

None of mine are in flower yet, but they're planted at the bottom of a north facing fence so I expect to be behind. Lovely to see the flower spikes springing up like a promise of summer though.

I had been planning on buying some more until 15 or so seedlings popped up in the bottom of a potted up potentilla. There's not much I love more than free plants, especially ones probably dropped off by the birds.

Hello I'm a Lily Beetle, come and get me!

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 23:04

I've only found one this year too, but I did spot it's eggs and hopefully got them all off.

oullins golden gage has no blosom

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 01:03

None for me either

Tomato plants

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 00:37

Will those plants really not catch up? With the terrible spring we've had I held off sowing for months and have nothing more than a few inches high. The reason I held off for so long is that the widowsils I have offer some warm but little light, and outside has offered no warmth but reasonable light.

Please tell me the scientists are crowing about the wonderful summer we're about to have?

runner bean seed being eaten

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 00:22

Despite what the seed packets say it's been too cold until the last week to start runners off in the ground. The worms you describe are probably wireworms and more a problem with potatoes than anything else.

Starting them off indoors before moving to a cold frame would probably help as I don't think the worms are eating your beans as such. I planted mine out today and am anxiously hoping they don't wither in the wind tonight.

Greenfly by the million

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 00:31

I watched a blue tit today swooping between the roses and the apple tree, it flew off when I warned it of an approaching cat. 

I'll probably be checking back here for a few weeks although the fairy liquid tip has always worked for me in the past.

Toscana Strawberries

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 14:35

Well mine arrived this morning, except they aren't Toscana, they're a variety called Anais with a substitution note and a £5 money off voucher. They look a little worse for wear (well a jumbled mess to be honest) but I'm off to pot them up anyway with the hope of fruit in 16-20 months...

Mice in my raised beds

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 21:48

Mice are often a problem to gardeners, digging up seeds and eating seedlings for a start. My winter onions were almost entirely eaten from 150 to now about 30. Although that was probably because of the long cold winter we're still coming out of.

It's up to you how you deal with them really, maybe if you can identify the species you'll be able to work out whether it'll be a problem for you. I suspect though, you will probably have to do something about it (and I admire people who say there's just one for their optimism).

Brassica collars

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 21:37

I made mine last night from sturdy cardboard that would have otherwise gone to the recycling plant. Lino sounds like an excellent idea though.

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