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2014

Posted: Yesterday at 19:58

Watered everything when I came in from work today-water butts definitely full after all the storms on Saturday. Made Rhubarb and Ginger Jam with my home grown Rhubarb, which is going bonkers this year! Picking Redcurrants for Jelly to keep for Christmas. Had my first Carrots of the season-love this time of year when we start to get tasting stuff! What is your favourite food that you have grown so far this year Marion?

2014

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 12:18

Are you weeping because you have to work 40 hours Flumpy1??

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 13:34

Ooooh FG, pot  and planter envy!! Looks very nice-I want some!!!

2014

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 13:28

Had heavy rain here in Stoke-on-trent this morning after a big thunderstorm last night. I think everything has survived-the sweetcorn is definitely looking happy Marion! Came down in stair-rods, just as I decided to plant some seeds, so it was 'garage gardening'! I planted some Lettuce seeds-a trial pack from DT seeds(I feel a bit like you with your Mr.Fothergill trial Marion!) and some late Carrots, also called Marion. So I just had to let you know! Your pictures are lovely- I hope that you do well with your Bristol In Bloom. Becoming a bit of a seedaholic I think-saw a gardening magazine with free seeds, and before I knew it, I had sent off for another half dozen free packets! That's why I got the free pack of trial seeds. I now have a box full of seeds for next year, and a despairing husband.

Hi All from Wales!

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:31

Wow, lots of new folk. I'm fairly new, but everyone on this site is friendly, and you always get good advice, even if you think your questions are a bit simple...like me!!

Hello and an Introduction

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:29

Garden envy NLass!! It looks fab!

Companion planting

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:56

Thanks guys-I think that I may be watering too often, as I water them every day, and I will try misting the leaves. Bekkie-the plants are in a huge planter in the greenhouse that hubby made for me that is filled with fresh tomato gro-bags. The green house gets opened up every day, and I go and talk to them nicely every evening, so I expected better!!

Companion planting

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 21:44

OK-I'm blaming the little critters for something they haven't done I think! Kef, some of the stalks are going yellow, and that is where the flowers are dropping off.What can I do to stop this if anything?

Companion planting

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 21:28

I've kept an eye out for slugs and snails, but I haven't seen any in the greenhouse. The flowers appear ok. but then when the flowers die off, within a couple of days I am just left with the stalks. Kef, I haven't heard of blossom drop-what am I doing wrong then?? Or there is a chance I've got 'stealth snails'-in fact, I am going to go and have a look right now!!

Companion planting

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:23

I've got both whitefly and greenfly that have taken over the greenhouse, and I can't get rid of them, even though I have sprayed my Tomatoes to within an inch of their lives! As a result, the flowers on my Tomatoes are getting eaten, and all I've got left of my trusses are the stalks!! What does anyone suggest as companion planting to try and deter pests for the rest of the season?

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