Peter Hewitt

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Blueberry Bush

Posted: 12/10/2017 at 19:54

Looking at it it is mainly new growth you only cut out what has fruited this season,if you go to, there is several helpful videos on how and when to prune I tend to prune mine at the end Feb and march time. Hope that will help. Regards Peter. P.S. they need a acid soil.

Growing celeriac

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 20:36

I have just been looking on King seeds web site and if you go onto veg seeds and click on celeriac it gives information on sowing and planting out the seedlings,hope that might help,i have tried growing them from plant I have bought from garden centres and mine have always been small. Best of look Peter.

free tomato seeds

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 20:27

Couldn't agree more mine have been the best ever for yield and taste,I am going to try and save some seed to see if I can grow them again next year. All the best Peter

Hellebores (oriental hybrids)

Posted: 05/09/2017 at 17:40

We have the odd one flowering,my cuts them back in November to December time if its not to cold.I have never known a year so mixed up as this years been we have several plants flowing now that shouldn't be flowering till spring. Regards peter


Posted: 01/09/2017 at 19:58

I would put a net over them and leave them a few weeks and see what happens, I have had the same thing happen to my kale I forgot to put fleece or a net on them I might try and net them and see what happens.Next year I will spray around the area with a garlic spray to see if that will deter them,I will also try that with my carrots and parsnips to see if it will stop carrot root fly. P S are you sure its caterpillars and not pigeons,or is it both.

Regards Peter

New to green manure

Posted: 31/08/2017 at 19:26

Hi its me again just to inform you that you might be interested in watching Beechgrove Garden  on B.B.C 2 Sunday morning at 8.30 am  they are sowing green manure different mixes I have been looking at their fact sheet which you can get if you look on their web site. Regards Peter

New to green manure

Posted: 31/08/2017 at 18:02

Last week I sowed green manure autumn mix which you can sow from September to November or through to early February if soil is not cold or waterlogged, or anytime when theres is an area of soil that needs improving,one word of advice don't let the seeds set.I hope that helps. Regards Peter

Dwarf Beans

Posted: 24/08/2017 at 17:58

I am just planting some more dwarf beans they are 3-4" high so I am hoping for a good Autumn weather wise,wish me luck.

Regards Peter

Pink Fir Apples

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 20:45

can I cut the tops off  now as they are getting very lanky and with them talking about the weather coming humid for a few days I don't want blight to set in. Regards Peter

Pruning Plum Trees

Posted: 03/08/2017 at 20:22

Due to the wet weather we are having I wounder if it getting to late to prune my plum trees I keep waiting for a dry day but at preset it hasn't happened,looking at forecast for the middle of next week I might be able to do them then if its not to late.

Regards Peter

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Dwarf Beans

Late planting 
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Pink Fir Apples

Cutting The Tops Off 
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Pruning Plum Trees

Is it to late to prune Plums. 
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Black currants

Leaves have turned brown and fallen off. 
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Daffodils And Tulips

Flowers distorted  
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Grayish Blemish Potatoes

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Brown Tips on Fruit 
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Ripening Problems 
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Runner Beans

White spots turning to brown on the leaves. 
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Gooseberry Sawfly.

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Cambria Orchids

Potting On. 
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Growing Blueberries In Car Tyres.

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Tomatoes Dropping off before ripening. 
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Privet Hedge Trimmings

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