philippa smith2

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What veg are you growing this year?

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 20:31

Hells are making me feel lazy and I've been working like a Trojan..............I'll just go and chat to my Chickens I think

Chickens by the way have been given raw Beetroot offered  by a fellow Allotment holder........I am embarrassed to say I had to cook it for them before they would look at it .  My Chickens are such pampered creatures.............they have a 1/4 of my garden (and want more ).......great eggs tho and they lay when every other chicken in the village goes "'s winter"

Sorry..........this was a plant thread I think

Spring wildlife gardening and pond updates :)

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 19:52

.PG..........if your fish don't eat the food you put in within an hour....they don't need it.

Un eaten fish food will only sink and help contaminate your pond  

Peppers disappearing help

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 18:57

OL............I'm did you manage to ID that slug as "The One" ?

In my experience ii is usually the little beggars who do most damage...........the big macho ones are usually too busy showing off their Pecs

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 18:48

T and M used to be good donkey's years ago.............they had the newest plants, seeds which germinated and were concerned about their reputation.

Nowadays, they seem to have gone the same way as many other large companies and tend to treat us as idiots (albeit nice idiots with an open purse and not much between our ears ).............progress ?


Chilli plant problems

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 18:33

Actually, they don't look much different from mine..............all I would say is that some of your plants look too small for the size of pots you have them in....they could be struggling in all that compost.

You don't say where you have them at a G/H, Cold Frame or outside.

They don't really need feeding until they start to flower/fruit.........tho the exact regime is probably best answered by other posters who specialise in Chilli plants   

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 18:14

AJ.......yes, it is Andrew who is dealing with the plants.

Sorry......I don't know why I can't PM you...........can you send me a quick PM so I can just "reply".......I can give you the directions then.  I presume you are coming down the M5 ?

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 19:18

Hope you have a nice time AJ...........everywhere here is looking beautiful and very green..........I also meant to say before, I found it easier to deliver to Andrew via the Farm entrance.............not so far to hump boxes and bags of plants as you can park just a few yards from his garden.


Posted: 13/05/2014 at 19:04

Looks very much like Hypericum........the birds seem to take great delight in "planting" it all over the place

What plant is growing in my garden?

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 18:52

Michuk.........I've a feeling your Lavendar seeds won't be too successful just sowing in that border.  Far better to see if a kind neighbour has one and will take cuttings for you.

You don't say what aspect the border is so a bit difficult to recommend plant ideas.  Also what sort of thing do you like ?

I wouldn't worry about identifying a bramble..........basically if it grows at a tremendous rate and has thorns, it's probably a bramble  Other weeds are more difficult to identify unless you know what you are looking at.

All Things Bright and Beautiful

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 18:30


 I spent a couple of years as a garden steward (volunteer ) at Dunster Castle.  The gardens, village and surrounds all so beautiful.

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