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Overwintering Yourself...

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 17:04

I don't stop gardening in winter. There's alawys lots of catching up to do even if it's only clearing leaves that have collected in corners or cleaning and tydying pots etc. I may stop for a bit in December but only because of Christmas. This frustrates me, so roll on January!!

P.S. I love Christmas really! 


Posted: 30/07/2013 at 15:53

I recently harvested my garlic. The bulbs have grown to about pin-pong ball size but are solid rather than separate cloves. They were planted in the ground on 16th January so had a good period of cold weather! ( I understand they need this). Does anyone have any idea why this has happened.

Blueberry bushes

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 11:54

I've been debating growing blueberries in a raised ericaceous bed that needs replanting, but it's at the back of the garage and gets very little sun. Will blueberries thrive in the shade?

Talkback: Growing runner beans

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 16:53
I've finished picking my runner beans..... all 5 of them! Despite starting plants in pots, all but 1 were eaten (by slugs/snails). Some have grown new shoots but too late and no flowers yet. Now covered with blackfly!!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 21:42

Been raining most of today here in Bristol. Just checked the 10 annual asters I planted on Sunday........ 2 left !!! How many will be left by this Sunday? 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 16:42

What hasn't been flattened by rain or ripped to shreds by wind has been eaten by slugs. Why do fine days only happen when I am other wise engaged and cannot garden? I have 1 day in 2 weeks when I am free (Saturday). What are the odds on it raining on that day. Have only been able to spend a couple of evenings in the garden so far this year. Hope we get some fine warm evenings before it's too late!


Posted: 03/04/2012 at 15:27

It's always worth giving old seeds a go. Good gardeners never throw anything away! I try them in small pots or on kitchen paper. If nothing germinates, I scatter the rest around the garden and wait to see what happens. I've found that parsnips and some lettuce are the shortest lived.

Potted ponds in Thailand

Posted: 15/02/2012 at 13:58

I've often considered making a container pond as I don't have room for a "proper" one but I've never been sure just how small would be possible. What would the minimum dimensions be to be practical and low maintenance?

Talkback: Gardening jobs for snowy weather

Posted: 07/02/2012 at 16:16

I like the photos Eddie J. You don't always need a "quality" camera to take good photos. A good photographer with a basic camera can get some pretty good pictures.


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