- Now starting Year 5 and I have thankfully made lots of mistakes and even better learnt from them and even better than that made some brilliant friends. Rotating the plots properly from now on !!
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20 Apr 2017 17:45
I think she would appreciate being asked then she can REALLY appreciate your generosity
? What is her purpose for gardening........relaxation....saving cash etc
20 Apr 2017 17:42
I want to grow plants in a 6 foot by 2 foot box about 2 foot deep
It is to go in a hospital garden and needs to be weather proof and "substantial "
The plants will hopefully stimulate the MH patients
? What wood should I use friends
Hopefully I can scavenge it from local skips
04 Apr 2017 13:35
Sorted and many thanks
04 Apr 2017 13:02
Netted with some fleece and Percy The Wood Pigeon is confused !!
01 Apr 2017 15:41
I have one of each in 9" wide pots on the patio
? What do I do to stop our avian friends scoffing the berries please
01 Apr 2017 15:34
Sow seeds straight into well prepared soil
Make a diamond formation with the pointed end facing the prevailing wind direction much like the set up for ten pin bowling. The plants will have the best chance of being pollinated
You obviously know how to grow sweet corn but its just a matter of luck if you get a good harvest
Make a detailed note of what you do and when and what the soil is like etc and then next season you can be even better
Potatoes are the easiest and sweetcorn and one of the most fussy...........bit like children
Good luck and good eating
PS...........please dont start a sentence with so
01 Apr 2017 15:13
I apologise if I have asked this before friends
I have a South facing flower bed about 7 foot by 18 inches and I want to plant a couple of .....
Small Red roses with many heads and to grow about 4 foot high max
Strong scented if possible
? Any suggestions please
16 Mar 2017 15:14
I have 2 types.........Black Beauty and Bianco
? Which are bushy and trailing types please friends
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08 Feb 2017 14:52
The same as normal chips..........depends how much you normally use
I also like Bubble and Squeek with SP s instead of normal spuds
08 Feb 2017 10:50
Peel and cut into chip shapes and boil for 15 mins and then fry in olive oil with some chilli powder
!Chilli Sweet Potato Chips " are good
08 Feb 2017 10:47
Ive moved it so it faces away from the sun
A blue tit was investigating 2 days ago so I hope he / she can now find it
Its on a fence post 5 foot above the patio with a clear flight path and no over hanging foliage
Thanks friends as usual
07 Feb 2017 15:29
Agree with Bob........small tubers grew
However I gave a potatoe to my Community Garden and they grew large ones in their polly tunnel so I suppose me just chucking bought tubers in the ground and hoping was not enough TLC
07 Feb 2017 15:26
I have a bird box and it faces South.
A friend says it should be positioned so the sun does not make the chicks over heat and die in Spring / Summer
? Any thoughts please
27 Jan 2017 12:02
Edgers are one of the last tools you use after you have dug and weeded and manured and sown and weeded and harvested and etc etc
Allotmenteers use wooden boards to mark borders
Edgers are more for gardeners than Allotmenteers
27 Jan 2017 11:59
Go and ask people at your nearest allotments and take a pen and paper to write down what they say
1.It depends what season it is
January till February...............Digging and soil preparing time
Chillington Hoe ( Destroyer of Worlds ) and Spade and Forks
February onwards...................Plant tending
Hoes of different sizes
Hand forks and trowels
Anytime.................................Shears for cutting down Green Manure and hedging
Wheel barrows of different sizes
I have had some tools longer that I was married and they are dependable and dont argue !!
2. Not a relevant question
Its like asking a hospital surgeon what medical instrument he wants to start with
A Newbie needs whatever he needs for what he wants to do first
3. No ............they all work well if the operator works well !!
27 Jan 2017 11:35
I erected a wooden box with the usual bamboo canes 3 years ago
? Do I need to clean out the old soil and gubbins or will the bees do that
12 Jan 2017 16:20
On our allotments there are some bordered areas the same height as you that basically "contain " some soil in one area.
Others are 3 boards high up to 2 foot deep where you can grow 18" long parsnips and 12 " long carrots up to and after Christmas
? How big a total area do you have available
12 Jan 2017 15:22
Your RB...how tall is it ?
11 Jan 2017 18:58
The basic question is to ask yourself " Why am I doing this "
Just for fun
Feed the family
So you can eat specific food
Step back a bit and decide where you want to be veggie wise in Summer 2018
There are literally more questions than answers but the main thing is to .............enjoy it !!
11 Jan 2017 18:54
I have saved the following seeds from last Summer
Orange Crocosmia 4.10.16
Small Hot Peppers 1.10.16
Yellow Sweet Peppers 24.5.16
I have a conservatory and would like advice on when to start off