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Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 17:15
Lovely pics of GT Dixter, went there a couple of weeks back, couldn't load my pics so glad you have put some on Punkdoc.

Unknown edible in garden what is it??

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 20:56
Looks like a young pumpkin to me Ryan, it should change shape as it develops. Keep it well watered and fed and it should be fine

Pumpkin problem

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 20:04
It often happens early in the season when there are fewer pollinators about. As it is still happening you could try hand pollinating to see if that helps.

Gardening gloves and sweaty hands

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 17:16
I too thought it was a genuine question, hope he hasn't been put off by negative comments.

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 18:08
Lovely Pics Chicky, I agree with you that the long borders were the best I have ever seen there.
Enjoyed the display of Fuschias in the glasshouse.


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 15:25
In the trial grounds at Wisley they have netted the Kale but the mesh size is way too big to keep out the butterflies, wonder what it is in Kale which puts off the cabbage white, the only infestation I ever get is whitefly.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 15:20
Just lifted my onions so that should make it rain, good crop so should keep us going through till next spring. Nice to pop over to the allotment and pick our veg for dinner.
Tonight it will be carrots, beans and calabrese. Ground is as hard as concrete and areas that aren't being watered have large cracks.

Gardening gloves and sweaty hands

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 12:52
Mowerman, I work in an industry where I wear gloves a lot and like you suffer from sweaty hands. What I use at work is a pair of latex gloves under the thick gloves, you can get them with a talc coating inside, simply throw these away after each use and it will keep your main gloves dry. It won't stop sweaty hands but keeps your main gloves for longer.


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 08:51

I feel your pain Dove, earlier in the year they stripped my purple sptouting broccoli, only bee waiting all winter for it to sprout


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 08:19
Like Dove says keep the plant happy and it should carry on producing, some varieties are more resistant than others. My Golden zucchinis have it but are still cropping heavily.

Discussions started by scroggin

Favourite native mammal?

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Favourite gardening activity

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Good year for sweetcorn?

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What's cropping in your veg patch?

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Rhubarb from seed

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Allotment flowers

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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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