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Plants for a raised bed on decking

Posted: Yesterday at 18:19

I'm a bit confused as to why you would put a raised bed on decking. Are the beds going to be in direct contact with the decking? 

GW 22nd June 2017

Posted: Yesterday at 07:26

I like his attitude, it shows with hard work anything is possible. He shows how you can transfer many of the areas in his garden and others to your own garden whatever size it may be. 

Sweet pea problem

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 20:34

Looks like sun scorch to me. Have you watered during the heat of the day? The sun will act on water drops like a mini magnifying glass and this will scorch the plants. Overall they look fine, try not to spray the leaves during the heat of the day, water at the roots and try watering first thing or in the evening.

Pot Stand Quandary

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 19:48

If you can find a local blacksmith they would be able to make something bespoke for you. 

Plant water sprays and Gardeners World

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 16:14

Hi GD, it shows GW on BBC2 tonight on my TV guide aswell, don't remember it being mentioned last week?

On the subject of garden sprays I can't really help, I only use cheap hand types aswell but they seem to last ok for me, I also damp down the greenhouse floor during the hot spells, helps to lift the humidity.

Sweet peas problem

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 13:56

They're in a very small pot, if you haven't fed them then they've probably run out of nutrients, sweet peas are hungry and thirsty plants, I doubt you've overwatered unless the drainage is poor in which case they might be waterlogged.

Try feeding with tomato feed and see if that improves matters.

pet companions

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 13:16

Lovely Logan, how have they been coping with the hot weather? Luckily Floss loves the water and we have a river nearby so that's been a godsend but still means VERY early morning walks! 

Sweet peas out of control - help!!

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 12:19

Perennial sweet peas are a real thug! I certainly wouldn't feed them, they grow in the hedgerows around here. If you give them a hard prune they will send out more sideshoots. At the local railway station they were 'strimmed' to ground level about 4 weeks ago, they're now 4ft high! 

Brussell sprout newbie advice

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 12:13

Sam you can make a frame using flexible water pipe and debris netting. That's what I use and it works fine. This is a picture from the internet, lots of info.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 10:28

I have to agree with Hosta, even though I'm no sun worshipper it doesn't hurt to have a spell of weather like this, that's the great thing about our climate, we should embrace it while it lasts if will soon change! 

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