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Peter Hewitt

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Posted: 11/08/2015 at 20:01

What is causing some of my tomatoes in the greenhouse to drop before they have ripened,some of them on the same plant are ripening alright the variety is shirley 

Gardeners' World Zinnia Seeds...

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 19:43

My wife has grown these seeds from gardeners world and they are lovely flowers no problem with them at all.

Privet Hedge Trimmings

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 20:26

Can you compost Privet hedge trimmings in your own compost bins or is it better to send it in council green waste bins.Regards Peter


Posted: 18/06/2015 at 22:06

Thanks Debbie I have got some epsom salts which I use on my tomatoes when they have got it.Regards Peter


Posted: 18/06/2015 at 20:29

What can be causing my summer fruiting raspberry leaves to turn yellow,new canes seem to be alright its just the ones that are fruiting, please help. Regards Peter

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.



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.


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
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Discussions started by Peter Hewitt


Tomatoes Dropping off before ripening. 
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Last Post: 11/08/2015 at 20:38

Privet Hedge Trimmings

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Last Post: 26/06/2015 at 00:15


Summer fruiting raspberry Leaves Turning Yellow 
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Last Post: 18/06/2015 at 22:06


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 
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Last Post: Today at 20:15

Sweet Peppers

Stopping Ripening 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 20:14


Holes in sweel peppers 
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Last Post: 31/07/2014 at 20:24


Thin Worms in ripe Strawberries 
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Last Post: 16/06/2014 at 20:03

Vinegar for treating blackspot on roses.

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

Multipurpose peat free compost

Green algae.  
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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 20:13


Not Flowering 
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Last Post: 14/07/2015 at 06:29


Bell Peppers 
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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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