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Latest posts by NewBoy2

Strawberry Pots-What Size Please ?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 13:26

Strawberries are fine in the ground as long as you weed them and use straw when the berries appear

Black plastic or membrane is fiddly and time consuming to apply

Its just that I have allocated ALL of my allotment and garden for other stuff

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 13:05

B & Q and buy a strimmer for about £80.00

Bosch Accutrim ( not the one with the wheels )  is the one I got and it will last about 15 minutes on one battery

You get a charger to plug in and you can buy packs of 20 replacement plastic blades

Perhaps you could share the cost with a neighbour

Good Strimming !!!!

plant ID please

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 11:13

looks like mint

hold it up to the screen and we can smell it !!!

Strawberry Pots-What Size Please ?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 11:03

Thanks Frank

I thought you were an engineer by the way you gave me brilliant instructions

No 2.............6 inches is the width.......what depth Frank

No 7.............I will research what to use for snails

Many thanks

Trees too close to the house

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:07

I had a house with a magnolia growing against and then under a single brick extension and it caused the building to come away from the main  house

careful what you plant !

Strawberry Pots-What Size Please ?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:00

I will soon have the following plants and wish to place them in pots on my patio...old garage base really !

5 x Vibrant

5 x Marshmello

5 x Malwina

? What size pots will I need....depth and width

Thanks friends

Pinching Tomatoes

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 13:54

My Shirley toms are now 18 inches tall and in pots in the conservatory

I have been removing appropriate bottom shoots and the small ones in the vee between the main stalk and the stems

Some trusses have formed

? Is it now time to pinch oput the growing tops please friends


Beetroot - Choggia Pink

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:23


Yes they were given to me and they had been just stored in an open envelope

I sowed some beef tomatoes and carot seeds from the same person and still no shoots

Pinching Out Tops of Broad Beans

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:04

Thanks Dove...........I was naughty at skool as well !!

Beetroot - Choggia Pink

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 13:48

Planted in a big long tub and placed outside about two weeks ago and no shoots yet

Discussions started by NewBoy2

Tomato Pollination

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Last Post: 20/04/2014 at 17:49

Nematode Worms

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Last Post: 16/04/2014 at 13:45

To Fleece or Not To Fleece

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Last Post: 16/04/2014 at 14:22

Strawberry Pots-What Size Please ?

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Last Post: 16/04/2014 at 10:51

Pinching Tomatoes

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Last Post: 07/04/2014 at 21:38

Pinching Out Tops of Broad Beans

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Last Post: 02/04/2014 at 16:51

Sparrows Dusting !!

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Last Post: 01/04/2014 at 18:39

Tomato Feed - Yes or No

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Last Post: 29/03/2014 at 09:10

Cauliflower Shoots - When to Plant Out

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Last Post: 28/03/2014 at 17:25

Add Ash to Soil ??

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Last Post: 02/04/2014 at 13:43

Chitted Spuds & Green Bugs

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Last Post: 20/03/2014 at 11:34

Broad Beans - Aerial Protection

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Last Post: 18/03/2014 at 18:12

Potatoe Shoots Up or Down

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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 23:08

Beetroot - Choggia Pink

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Last Post: 02/04/2014 at 16:41

Tea Plant Not Growing

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Last Post: 03/03/2014 at 14:42
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