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planting Hawthorh from cuttings

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 21:28

There is a hint of life in the cuttings'

No life yet from hawthorn seed.

Beech nuts and acorns sprouting.

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 19:37

Spuds for me too. 5 varieties here.

The mystery of pH.

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 08:51

A bit of an explanation of the different effects on plants of pH either side of neutral would take the mystery out of it for everyone.

Also the remidies if any for the extreme pH levels.

Planting First Earley Potatoes

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 22:41

If I was to wait for the threat of frost then I'd get no first earlies in at all.

Frost blankets at the ready. It's a bit of bother but it is gardening and I've waited a long time to much of that.

Planting First Earley Potatoes

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 22:17

Black silty type. Gets very wet during heavy rain but this area was covered by the perspex sheet so it is fine.

Also it is a little on the Alkaline side, used some of my compost which has a large proportion of FYM in it plus a little potatoe manure.


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 22:11

The bench without a back comes down the garden when I'm planting and doubles up as a seat and a work bench.

Planting First Earley Potatoes

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 22:08

We'll get frost till May Day at least so I'll have to use frost protection any way so might as well get started. All Sharpes were chitted for a few week so hopefully they will come in a bit before the end of June. home guard still to sow by Monday.


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:50

 Here is a bench i made from a 9 board pallet.

 This is the de-Luxe model with an added back rest.

Planting First Earley Potatoes

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:43

 Sharpes Express planted to-day under perspex roof light with glass panels at each end so as not create a wind tunnell. Also planted some outside. Everything then covered with hessian for frost protection.

We're off and running in the 2014 spud season.


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 20:47

I always thought that putting a pot over rhubarb was forcing and am doing a bit this year. Nice to know that I'm not ruining my plants.

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Yellow tips on my garlic plants 
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How is the Potato planting going for you?

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Planting First Earley Potatoes

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planting Hawthorh from cuttings

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Sowing Garlic

What fertilizer do I use? 
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Talkback: Geranium 'Bill Wallis'

One of the few flowers growing in my yard. 4 different clumps of it some as big as a car bonnet. Only knew it as Purple Geranium. Got some f... 
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A Feast For Crows

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Lifting Onions

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