Miss Becks

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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 00:17

Well, it's gone midnight and still clocking up 19c here in Staffs! Too hot to be going to bed. I'd just be lying there, and tossing and turning all night. I know our plants needed the sun, but I am sooo a winter person. Hate it.

My new project. Where do I start!

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 14:38

Nice! I better get asking around, although not a problem. Have quite got used to the idea of growing something up it!

My new project. Where do I start!

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 13:25

Well, I found out yesterday my sister has a grapevine in her garden!!! How do I take cuttings from that? Not sure if edible or decorative, but I'm not fussed about that.

And I've heard of that Geoff, but never used it. The old boy over the road from me has a trailer he uses to take stuff to the tip with. Will have a nosey later!

Tomato leaf problems - help

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 13:20

I have. Took your advice and they are all spaced out now, well away from each other.

Tomato leaf problems - help

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 13:15

Cool. Just my toms that are sick then!

My new project. Where do I start!

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 13:13

Would that do it Steve? It also has thick metal/steel rods running through the middle. If it will, I'll ask round the neighbours!

My new project. Where do I start!

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 13:12

Well, I've just got back from our local village hardware shop, and he's ordering me a garden sieve in, and 3 metres of chicken wire, all for a fiver. And he gave me a pack of Hollyhock seeds, Chaters Double mix! Bargain. And then next door gave me a dark wood patio set (Table and 4 chairs) as they've replaced theirs! Having a good day so far!

I can get hold of a couple of free pallets, and scour ebay for some wood preserver, which can do both the pallets and headboards. If not, hardware shop jobby again. I'm sure he'll see me ok.

Geoff, when I first started on that area, it was mainly dirt/soil before I extended and re-laid the slabs, and I have recyling bins full of what I dug out, and another little pile by the new little fence. I'm also extending all the borders around the whole garden, so should have more to add from there. Hopefully.

Tomato leaf problems - help

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 11:08

Oh, I can do that!

My new project. Where do I start!

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 11:01

Gery, I can't put anything in there yet. The soil is so full of stones and rubble. I've got to go through it all by hand to clear it (Any tips on an easy way to do that? Thought about using a kitchen collinder like a sieve!).

Also, that wood that I've used as the sides won't last five minutes when it rains. It was an old set of pine bunk beds I've took apart, just to give me an idea of the bed borders. Below is what I did with the headboards! I needed this tree cordoned off, as Jess keeps running into the branches, so I trimmed it down, and stuck them round. Plan to cover it in chicken wire as well, and put some climbers to disguise them!

 Again, probably won't last long when bad weather comes, but keeps her away for now!

That post will definately be chickenwired as well. The concrete ball at the base was massive, went under the slabs towards the door as well, so couldn't push it over.

Geoff, I had planned on doing veg's at first, but now I'm coming round to the idea of flowers. The side where the fence is probably gets a couple of hours tops, depending on sunrise. I know it's in shade by 9am. The other side by the wall however gets it up until 3-4pm at the moment. It's that wall that I wanted my Grapevine on.

What about painted Pallet wood for the raised beds?


Tomato leaf problems - help

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 10:49

I'm not sure it was a spider mite Geoff. It was tiny and orange colour, no wings, but only the one, and nothing underneath, but I flicked it off.

Sometimes Jess waters the plants, and although I stress to her not to get water on the leaves, she does sometimes get them. They also only appeared after they went outdoors. They were inside up until 2 weeks ago. All of the plants were. So don't know.

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I wonder how many people can relate to this in a way. :-) 
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My weather forecast has gone!

They know something we don't ;-) 
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My new project. Where do I start!

Ideas and inspiring pictures needed please. 
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Advice on repotting my tomato plants please.

Advice needed on pot content 
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