Latest posts by Rodgy-dodge

Rose garden

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 08:13

Hi Folks, we have a stone circle in a sunny part of the garden. I'd like to use this area to create a small rose garden. I have some lovely old scented roses I wish to move when the time is right and was thinking of just lifting so many of the stones from the circle enough to plant about four roses and leave the rest of the stones down so we can have seating there too. I was just seeking advice on how far apart should I plant the roses? Ispahan, William Lobb, Alan Titchmarch and  Falstaff are the roses.

Raised beds on allotment

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 08:03

Hi Honeywort, Like yourself we got our first allotment October last year we did the same dug over the area and added plenty of organic matter, then placed the raised bed boxes on top but we staked the corners and screwed the boxes and they haven't sunk!  The stakes we left high enough to put netting over and around because of the rabbits.

LED Garden Lights

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 07:51

Hi Richie, I went for the plug and play system

We put them on a timer.  I went for One for each of my trees I wanted illuminating

I also got a joblot of led lighting from B&Q last year which we didn't pay a lot for (end of season sale) and I'm so glad I hadn't paid full price as the amount of ligfht that comes from them is rubbish! the spots from above have low voltage haligen bulbs.


Hope this helps

Off on our jolly's

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 10:18

Yes folks husband and I are off on our Jolly's to Herefordshire in a weeks time. Could any of you recommend Gardens to visit whilst down that way?


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 11:55

I've planted a goji berry not sure what they grow like (it's looking quite healthy) not sure what to do with the fruit either! suppose I'll google it if I get some fruit.

last frost

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 11:52

there's the saying, "Never cast a clout 'til May's out" I think I'd be tempted to wait a week or two.

Shy raspberries

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 11:49

Hi LeifUK, I planted some All Gold end of last year they are just starting to show signs of life now. Being new to it all I'm thinking they are just making root and not expecting any fruit this year!

Confused about cucumbers!

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 08:50

Thanks Fb, I'll look at them a bit closely all the ones I can see atm have little cucumbers forming. Do the male flowers tend to stay closer to the main stem?

Confused about cucumbers!

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 08:14

Good morning fellow growers. This is my first year growing Fruit and Veg on an allotment. I have in my greenhouse Cucumbers (Telegraph Improved). According to the packet it's telling me to remove male flowers before they open to avoid bitter fruits. Firstly how do I tell which are male and female flowers? and secondly I thought you needed to pollinate the female to produce the fruit? I'm a little confused.

Any help?

What Seed Potatoes do i get?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 11:54

I'm one of about 3 women on our allotment and every other bloke has a different idea. Being a woman I'm following my gut instinct. after all what's the worst can happen? I'll laugh if mine grow better! I miss read my carrot seed packet, [ sew in rows 30cm (1') apart] can you see what I did?

I love this gardening game tee hee

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Rose garden

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Off on our jolly's

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Confused about cucumbers!

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