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Peter Hewitt

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Problem With Pear Tree

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 17:47

It might be some sort of fungus which can attack pear trees I had the same problem with pear tree last all the leaves and fruit turned black and dropped off when they were the size of thumb nail.


Vinegar for treating blackspot on roses.

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 20:28

As anybody used a vinegar mixture to cure blackspot on roses the recomend using apple cider vineger, I was woundering if white vinegar would work the same. 



Multipurpose peat free compost

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 20:13

Thank Edd I for got to say I have 2 window missing they got blown out and smashed in the strong winds we had last month, I am still waiting for some new ones, I am woundering if that might be one of the problems as it would get very cold at night.



Multipurpose peat free compost

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 19:53

What can be causing my compost to have this green algae to form i have been carefull with the watering, in some cases seeds have failed to germinate it is all bought in compost I have used the same sort other years without any problems.

I have used it for all types of seed sown in the greenhouse ventilated well when it gets warm.



Posted: 21/03/2014 at 17:58

Why are our crocosmia not flowering we have divided them up 3 years ago and have had only one flower they look healthy enough in a deep bed with the sun on them for 80% of the time soil is nuteral.


What new veg varieties have you tried?

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 22:23


You can cut back cucamelon like you do with dahlias and store them in a shed coverd with straw and then plant them next year when fear of frost has gone if you watch beechgrove garden on sunday morning you will find out 

What new veg varieties have you tried?

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 19:30

I grew Crook neck courgettes this year not that impressed to many seeds  inside, I much rather grow Tromboncio courgetts they will last right up to new year if you let them ripen like squashes and pumpkins.

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 19:56

I have used my own compost in parts of my garden and found that tomato seeds that have been put in the compost bin have germinated and have produced a better crop out side than the ones I have purchased from garden centres and grown in the greenhouse. So I am going to save some seeds from my tomatoes in future I have also found it works well with peppers.


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 20:54

What is making  small holes in my bell peppers the hole has a dark ring on the ripe fruit it happened last year as well can you help.

Regards Peter


Green manure

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 19:19

I used a summer green manure mix with phacelia, mustard and vetch and  it has worked very well on my deep beds I sow it in august after lifting onions

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Verity Winston 
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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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Sweet Peppers

Stopping Ripening 
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Holes in sweel peppers 
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Thin Worms in ripe Strawberries 
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Vinegar for treating blackspot on roses.

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Multipurpose peat free compost

Green algae.  
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Not Flowering 
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Bell Peppers 
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Corn salad Not Germinating

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