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Runner beans

Posted: Yesterday at 20:52
Some of the varieties like Moonlight and Firestorm are self fertile so don't suffer so much bud drop but I would be wary about only watering once a week, when the weather is warm I water every day and I grow my beans in a trench full of WRM. It's really important when the flowers are setting to keep the beans well watered.

Savoys and Cauliflower

Posted: Yesterday at 17:58
Caulis are the hardest brassics to grow, they need lots of water and an enriched soil. Savoy's are more forgiving they should start to heart soon. Always plant brassicas as deep as you can to avoid leggy stems.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: Yesterday at 17:53
It's been a slow start this year with most things well behind last year but its really taking off now. Luckily my plot is only 200yds from my front door so my wife and I can pop over anytime to water and pick crops.
Best thing so far is my very first crop of blueberries, absolutely gorgeous.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: Yesterday at 17:04
Hi Gardengirl, if you like cabbage there is still time to sow spring cabbage for planting out in Oct. Things like lettuce, pak choi are quick maturing. In warm soil even time for French beans.
Purple sprouting broccoli and winter cabbage plants will be available in GC's.

Which plant or Veg are you?

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 14:52
Well at work I often feel like a mushroom, " kept in the dark and fed on ....".


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 08:39
Morning all, warm and overcast here in Kent. Just had the first blueberries of the season on my breakfast cereal. Hope everyone has a nice day

Favourite native mammal?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 18:53
Saw a young 'Brock' crossing the road on my way to work last week, lovely to see as sadly I see so many casualties on the roadside .

Favourite native mammal?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 17:22
Very much the case in the south of England, too much abstraction, cormorant predation, signal crayfish to name a few have had a massive effect. The huge elver runs are a thing of the past too. Our rivers may be cleaner but they aren't healthy!

Favourite native mammal?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 15:52
Unfortunately for the otter our rivers, for various reasons, no longer support the fish life that they used to, especially eels which were a major part of an otters diet. They've descended on commercial fisheries and ponds where the pickings are easier.
The upside is they have driven out the mink in some areas as the otter is now the apex predator.

Favourite native mammal?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 14:53
Very cute Busy Lizzie, for anyone in the Surrey area I would highly recommend the British Wildlife Centre, you get really good views of the animals especially at feeding times. I've had Red Squirrels going into my coat pocket looking for food.
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Rhubarb from seed

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Weather for the week ahead, Brrr!!

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New Fruit and Veg for 2014?

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How many?

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Strawberry Spinach?

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Favourite gardens to visit?

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Allotments-Raised beds or traditional planting?

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Favourite vegetable to grow?

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