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Latest posts by Rodgy-dodge

What Seed Potatoes do i get?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 11:11

If you plant early - mid - and lates at different times, then why do they sell all the different varieties at the garden centre at the same time? This has confused me

I'm new to growing fruit and veg and bought my different variety of seed potatoes at the same time, they've all chitted lovely and was told to plant them as rule of thumb Easter weekend!

I'm just going to stick 'em all in at the end of this month and hope for the best  

Does anyone know when...

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 07:51

I've been an avid watcher of Gardeners world for the last 20 odd years my Friday night ritual bottle of red and chocolate and settle down to watch GW sad I know. In the last ten years I know of GW hasn't gone from half hour to hour half way through the season unless they've televised some Garden exhibition like, The Chelsea Flower Show. I would like to add that I found the series with Christine Walkden 'Garden's from above' and 'The big Garden Revival' with most of the GW crew, (hope I got those titles right) much more informative and more in the format of how GW used to be. I don't know if most people would agree but In half an hour you can't delve into the pro's and con's of growing and creating a garden, along with a history of how it was done before and more modern methods used today which is what I believe most new armature gardeners would like to see I'm sure? 

Does anyone know when...

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 15:06

That's how it used to be from 8pm - 9pm.

Does anyone know when...

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 12:04

OH thank god for that...Feel like I've been waiting a decade for the new season of GW to start. My only wish now is that they would bring it back as an hour long program like it used to be . The snippets are too short in these half hour programs, and it displeases me when Monty says, "and here's some of the jobs you can get on with in the garden this week" as I know the end is nigh!

Does anyone know when...

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 07:31

Gardeners World is coming back to our screens?

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 18:53

Absolutely fantastic program wish the powers that be had put this on Friday evening after the end of the gardeners world season!

Carrot bed

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 16:49

Thanks Guys, I'm sure next season is going to be a challenge with all matters of the veg growing kind. I have prepared for this with a lovely area that I have seeded with grass to place a bench where I'm sure many sorrows may be drowned with copious amounts of wine.

Meanwhile I have added about 1/4 of a tone of sand to my bed and the consistency of the soil is looking very fine and powdery at the moment I still think it needs more compost adding to raise the level. I was also thinking of planting my garlic in this bed too.

Carrot bed

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 07:46

Hi I'm new to veg and just preparing an area for growing carrots and parsnips next year on my newly acquired allotment plot. I'm putting in a raised bed as that has been recommended for the carrot fly issues. However the soil level needs raising so I'm going to have to put more in. How would I go about making a good mix as I've also read that they don't want manure digging in! The size of the bed is about 2mtrs square and about 40cm's high and its only half filled at the moment with very loamy soil. All recommendations on growing carrots welcome

Glass V Polycarbonate Greenhouse

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 08:55

Thanks Guys for all your reply's and thanks for the link Mr GreenGrass, my heart is telling me go with glass but I think Common-sense regarding vandals and the like might sway me towards polycarbonate. 

Glass V Polycarbonate Greenhouse

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 02:42

Hi just would like peoples opinions on what greenhouse to buy. My husband and I have just recently taken on an allotment and are looking to buy a greenhouse but long gone are the days when you could only buy glass ones! there's so much choice and like everything you go to buy these days it becomes a minefield. The only advise we've been given so far is on choosing the right size so I've opted for a 12' x 8'. what's your thoughts / opinions/ advise on polycarbonate over glass?

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Confused about cucumbers!

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Does anyone know when...

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Carrot bed

What is a good mix of soil? 
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Glass V Polycarbonate Greenhouse

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I love bees but

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Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Seriously Ideas please? 
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Iris Flower Stalks

What do I do with them? 
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Ladybird Survey

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What's your Flower of the moment?

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Newbie Introductions

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