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The Edible Garden

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 23:09

I missed Carols programme completely too, very disappointed   It will surely appear somewhere on iplayer or on my BT vision catch-up !

Monty writes from the heart about his garden and it reads like a story rather than a factual "This is how to prune a fruit tree" kind of book !  I'm just a mega Monty fan so rather biased I admit.

Insomnia, I'm sorry to hear about your tomatoes (or lack of them) , there is still time yet......I have a few flowers now.

Thank you Figrat for your recommendation too !

 

The Edible Garden

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 16:51

Sounds good, I shall put it on my wish list along with Sarah Ravens book about wild flowers (pricey!)  I can fully recomend The Ivington Diaries by Monty Don, I absolutely loved this book and couldn't put it down, It really is more like a diary than a gardening book, beautiful pictures and wonderful writing.  I'm currently reading Carol Kleins book, Life in a cottage garden and I'm thoroughly enjoying that too.

P.S. How are the tomatoes Insomnia ?

Tomatoe plants with no flowers !

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 19:13

Many thanks Italophile

Not all bad news in the garden

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 19:11

Frank, you are absolutely right about the dandelions, I hadn't noticed until you mentioned it.  Every gloomy rain cloud really does have a silver lining !

Not all bad news in the garden

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 07:24

I agree, some plants are loving this weather, it is perfect for them.......others are not, that's nature for you !  It is really interesting to see what is thriving in these conditions and in different areas of the country.  My strawberries are the best crop I've ever had, my sweetpeas are very miserable !  One definite is the grass loves it !

Tomatoe plants with no flowers !

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 07:17

Thank you Italophile, do I start to water when the flowers appear? and when should I feed (if at all)?

Tatton park any good

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 16:59

I think I may give Tatton Park a try this year too, it sounds good !

Tomatoe plants with no flowers !

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 16:44

Loz of course you are welcome in the corner with myself and Insomnia hee hee.  Next year we shall all be top of the tomato growing class with Bob the gardeners help. Thanks Bob and everyone else who has given us such useful tips, like Bob said this site is great for sharing experiences.

 

 

 

 

Tomatoe plants with no flowers !

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 18:16

Yes, see you there Insomnia, I'll bring the biscuits !

no apples!

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 18:08

I'm in Shropshire, I have two apples and one pear.......however, I have more strawberries than I can eat !

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