Peter Hewitt

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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

Harvested anything yet?

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 20:09

Started picking strawberries on 13 of this month, also raspberries loganberries,tayberries red currents are ripening fast shall be busy during the next few weeks,autumn fruit raspberries coming into flower at least a month early tan last year,potatoes in flower,peas ore podding the ones you can eat  the pods as well.I am sure the fruit is at least two weeks early than last year,I wish this wind would drop we wont have any plums or apples left I suppose I wont have worry about the June drop its been done already.

Regards Pete.

Should i reduce the tops on my potatoes?

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 19:55

I know the feeling I have that in both knees they just give way at any time and your soon on the deck,I have had it since I was in my mid thirties and a consultant at the time said I might be in a wheelchair by the time  I was fifty, and I am now seventy five  and still going I think gardening keeps you fit  most of the time.Its to do with working on a farm all of my working life I am afraid its worn out knee joints so they tell me.Hope you will soon be on the go again. Regards Pete

How long until I can harvest my first courgette?

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 18:10

I grow mine in old car tires to grow courgettes you can get them from garages or tire suppliers,I mix my own made compost and bought compost and fill the tire with it and feed with tomato food once the first courgette has set weekly. Regards Pete

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Discussions started by Peter Hewitt

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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