Maud is in the garden

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best flavoured tomatoes

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 10:25

Went to Wyevales yesterday and got a packet of tom seeds from the Italien collection. 3 different types Cuor di bue, San Marzano 2, Costoluto. Only cost 50pence in their sale. So hoping they will do well next year.


Posted: 04/09/2012 at 10:18

Went to Wyevales yesterday and much to my surprise the majority of their seeds are now 50 pence. So yes i stocked up.

Electric strimmer purchase - advice please

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 10:15

I was thinking of gettting a strimmer myself for my allotment. As i travel by bike  i cant really cope with a petrol one but did think perhaps a battery one would do as i could bring the battrty home to charge. So thankyou from me for the advice. I always keep my side of the path clear usually on my hands and knees with some garden shears. I wish other people would do their bit.

What can I Sow now in my raised bed?

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 10:11

In one of my raised beds i am planting spinach and rainbow chard. Think broadbeans can go in fairly soon. In november you can plant out onions and garlic. The onions last year were wonderful and sad to say didnt last very long.

last night's Gardeners' World

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 10:07

I cant say that i really like dahlias. Bad memories of when i was a florist and having to scub out the buckets that had had dahlias in and the water had gone stagnant. Even thinking about it i can smell them and it was over 30 years ago. Dont i sound old.At least i can enjoy them in other peoples gardens

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 10:02

Lovely and sunny here today, supposed to be having a mini indian summer this weekend so will have to get the sun screen out. Going to Wisley on saturday on a trip with the allotment association. Should be interesting as ive not been on one of these trips with them.

last night's Gardeners' World

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 19:27

Never saw the show last night as i was babysitting for friends and i couldnt work out how to work the telly and the chidren were asleep so i couldnt ask them.

Get thrifty

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 19:25

I use the little bottles of actimel as tops to bamboo canes. They dont fall off so easily and if they ever do you can see them plus you get to drink the actimel before hand. I always head to the sale tables in gardencentres, bought a beautiful dianthus for £2.50 which split into 3 really big plants.


Posted: 01/09/2012 at 19:21

I lost 2 of my big poppies because the ground was so wet. We had the weetest drought on record here in the south. Most sad as one of them was lipstick red in colour and i cant remember the name or where i got it. Have lots of the smaller ones and some californian which self seed all over the place which i dont mind at all.

The long game

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 19:17

I loved my visit to Heligan, went with my husband so it was a bit of a route march aroung the place as he doesnt know how to wander. How is your garden growing Dan? I have started cutting a few things back getting ready for the winter and managed to find some plants for my neighbour. We are both avid gardeners and swap any extras we get. Not sure what i would do without my garden or allotment.

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