Peter Hewitt

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Green beans still edible?

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 19:54

Are they the runner bean the dwarf beans,if they are the runner bean you can use the beans as pulses in soups or in stews or you could save some dry out for next years seed i have done both hope that will help. Regards Peter.


Posted: 04/08/2016 at 19:52

My summer and autumn fruiting raspberries have this problem of having brown hard seeds at the very bottom of the fruit,the top two thirds of the fruit have ripened perfectly,what can be causing it,I have fed and they have had plenty of water.

Regards Peter


Tomatoes or something else?!

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 19:52


I agree with Kitty 2 it is radishes gone to seed.

Runner Beans

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 20:05

I have discovered white spots which seemed to be turning to brown on some of the leaves,does any body else have the same problem,I wonder if might be due to the up and down temperatures we are having this summer. Regards Pete

Major Sawfly larvae problem

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 19:56

I had one on my sweetcorn a few weeks ago I was able to kill it and have had no problem  since. I have had bad attack of sawfly on my redcurrant and gooseberry bushes which did a lot of damage in a short space of time. i did kill a lot by picking them off,I also used bug kill to try and eradicate the problem,the redcurrant's are ripening now. Regards Pete

Raspberry plants

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 20:18

I would be inclined to look on the Beechgrove Gardens face book page and contact them because they use garlic spray a lot, and they might be able to help you, because they use it for spraying against black spot on roses.I have made my own and used it against Lilly beetle and black spot with some success,the only thing I did find it seemed to deter Ladybirds so i seemed to have a lot of Aphids at the time. I had the same problem with my Autumn rasps last year I found it was a shortage of minerals so I gave them a spray with a solution of Epsom salts like i do with the tomatoes. 

Regards Peter

Gooseberry Sawfly.

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 17:43

Both my gooseberry and redcurrant bushes have been badly attacked by these pests they have just about stripped the redcurrant bush bare the fruit is still there,I have sprayed them but yesterday with bug fighter but there seemed to be some left,the fruit is still hanging will it be alright. Peter

Cambria Orchids

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 18:41

My wife received a Cambria Orchid for mothering Sunday,it came in an enclosed pot and not a clear one,and was planted in normal compost,We are afraid that the flowers are starting to die,we are now wondering if it should be replanted in a clear pot with orchid compost.We  would to have some ideas please. Regards Peter


Growing Blueberries In Car Tyres.

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 20:47

Is it possible to grow blueberries in car tyres if I stack them two high and line them with weed control matting,and fill with Ericaceous compost,or could I get away with only one tyre depth. Regards Peter 


Posted: 04/03/2016 at 20:26

 At present my blueberries are grown in 30 cm pots, but I intend putting them in larger pots because the tend to get blown over when we get these very strong winds especially when they are laden with berries.You all so need a fertilizer that is for these types of crops.

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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Last Post: 07/07/2016 at 20:05

Gooseberry Sawfly.

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Last Post: 09/06/2016 at 18:24

Cambria Orchids

Potting On. 
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Last Post: 25/03/2016 at 18:41

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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