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Peter Hewitt


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Manure or something else?

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 20:17

Beechgrove is coming back nationwide on BBC 2 sometime in April it is usually shown on a Sunday morning around 9 am give and take half an hour either way.

Its the best gardening programme on television you can register on line for them to send a weekly letter and fact sheet.

 

Potatos

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 20:15

Has anybody grown Winston potatoes we have bought a bag from a super market and the flavor when cooked is very sweet,I would like to hear other peoples comments on the flavor,by the way we cooked them in the microwave and mashed them,they took over ten minutes to boil which seems a long time in a microwave,we did not like them at all.

Peter

Talkback: Five steps to winter compost

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 19:37
How can I stop worms escaping from my enclosed compost bins at this time of year I am mixing it with greens and browns.

Peter Hewitt

Talkback: Honey bees in gardens

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 20:21
I thought that you would be interested in local a story I heard last week about a parish council in north Lincolnshire, asking a allotment holder to remove his hive of bees from his allotment,because if somebody gets stung the council hasn't got public liability insurance.I wounder how on earth in a court of law any body could prove that it was a bee from that hive.will the beekeeper have to fit tags or number them.I have never heard anything so daft in all my born days.I can just see the headlines in the papers a person saying I am just going to nip round next door to see if they have public liability insurance, because a bee has just flown over the hedge and stung me.
Peter Hewitt

Talkback: Rose blackspot

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 20:22
I have tried using home made garlic spray I don't think I quiet got the mixture right,I didn't put any washing up liquid in the mix to get the spray to stick to leaves,I will try again early next year. Peter

Talkback: How to improve soil with green manure

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 19:41

I have bought a packet of Autumn mix green manure it contains 15% Crimson clover 20% Broad leaf clover 30% Westerwolths rye and 35% WhitetTilney mustard it cost 2.40 for 100g to cover 20 sqm hope that will help I am on a deep bed system. 

Peter

Autumn is very near

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 17:27

We have had one Hellebore flowering since end of July, yet the Cosmos grown from seed is just started flowering the seasons seemed to be mixed up.

Sweet Peppers

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:14

I know Bob but mine are mostly the long peppers I have one bell pepper plant, they are all grown from seed I saved from peppers I have bought from Lincoln Market they are doing very well but I wish they would hurry up and ripen it's getting alot colder at night here.

Thanks Bob

 

Sweet Peppers

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 11:56

Thanks Italophile the temps in the daytime kept around 80 degrees f at night it will drop to around 50 degrees f the beef stake toms are ripening well next to them.

Regards Peter

Sweet Peppers

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 22:05

Thanks flowering rose I saved my own seed from some bell and the long peppers they are getting rather long and the bell peppers  are big but no sign of ripening.

Peter Hewitt

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Potatos

Verity Winston 
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Last Post: 17/01/2015 at 00:01

Talkback: Five steps to winter compost

How can I stop worms escaping from my enclosed compost bins at this time of year I am mixing it with greens and browns. Peter Hewitt 
Replies: 5    Views: 369
Last Post: 18/12/2014 at 09:25

Sweet Peppers

Stopping Ripening 
Replies: 7    Views: 313
Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 20:14

Peppers

Holes in sweel peppers 
Replies: 2    Views: 259
Last Post: 31/07/2014 at 20:24

Strawberries

Thin Worms in ripe Strawberries 
Replies: 4    Views: 327
Last Post: 16/06/2014 at 20:03

Vinegar for treating blackspot on roses.

Blackspot 
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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 20:28

Multipurpose peat free compost

Green algae.  
Replies: 3    Views: 400
Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 20:13

Crocosmia

Not Flowering 
Replies: 12    Views: 748
Last Post: 19/02/2015 at 11:38

Peppers

Bell Peppers 
Replies: 1    Views: 509
Last Post: 20/09/2013 at 07:12

Corn salad Not Germinating

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Last Post: 27/06/2013 at 19:53
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