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What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 18:09

What have I learnt

Onions and leeks and carrots grown in lines next to each other in a cloche works

Peas are little tinkers to weed in between

My Himalayan Honeysuckle this year grew as much in two weeks as it did in 2 years !!

Not everyone who gives me advice knows what they are talking about !!!

Allotmenteers are more generous than people outside the Allotment

Horse Manure is Pure Magic !!

Is this normal for Runner Beans?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 12:35

I was given some SAVED red , black and green bean seeds along with borlotti and I have mixed them all up and sown them at the base of wig wams and the different colour flowers are attractive

Its what they taste like that counts 

The ones i got from Mr Fothergills called Mergoles  did not germinate at all and also their parsnips and carrots

Sparrows on a Hot Tin (Conservatory ) Roof

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 10:49

There is a sparrow who seems to cheep all day long from my hedge

Its obviously not just one

Got 10 sparrows on The Hot Tin Roof chomping on crushed up Rich tea biscuits

Very amusing as i expect the Gulls to arrive soon !

Tomatoe Plant leaves going Brown

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 12:23

My established plants are producing good fruit but over the last 10 days the leaves are turning brown and the veins going darker

Over the last few weeks it  has been over 25 degrees in the conservatory and I have not changed my watering regime........only when the leaves are drooping

? Any thoughts friends

Summer Cabbage Shoots turning Brown

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 12:18

A friend has  sown some summer cabbage "Primo " and pricked out into 2 x 2 inch cells to grow on and placed outside down in sunny Plympton Devon

They are only 1 inch tall but the leaves are turning brown at the tips

? Any suggestions friends

Helping Our Solitary Bees

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 10:48

I have ordered two copies of an identification chart from NHBS at £3.50 each so I can educate the "Allotment Children " as one little chap thought pease came from tins !!!

Its going to be a long journey !! 

Bumble Bee Conservation is just £20.00 pa so I will be joining today

Thanks for the guidance Gillian53

Helping Our Solitary Bees

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 10:54

Gillian53   and  Edd

Do you think I should start a fresh thread and add the link again and this time explain what it is ??

Im just trying to spread the word about our lack of bees


Tomato Plants with Acne

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 15:50

Dove......they are my sons plants in Telford and i was asking on his behalf and hopefully Edds answer will solve his challenge

Tomato Plants with Acne

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 13:12

I have some tomatoe plants that have small white growths all up the main stems

They have just started to flower

? Any thoughts friends

Carrots & Parsnips in Manured Beds

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 12:41

Johntheeng.....Some of the parsnips in the plastic boxes  have tails

1....How big do they need to get to be ready for the next stage

2....What do I do next please

Thank you

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Black fly and Ants on My Bean Stem

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Pulled My Spuds - Wash or Dry ?

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Seed Suppliers who Sell Small Amounts of Seeds

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Sour Apple Tree

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Tiny White Flies on Purple Sprouting

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Indoor Seed Propagator

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Recently Manured ?

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Does your Shed have a Name ??

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Field Beans as Green Manure

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Chillington Hoe

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Onions - Dopey Question No 47

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Chick Pea Sowing

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Chick Pea Sowing

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