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Enough is enough

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 21:38

Cracking programme tonight, lots of variety and information. Full of admiration for the couple who garden on the cliffs in Cornwall.

Wish lists

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 18:34

As the evenings start to draw in and some of us start scanning the seed and bulb catalogues etc, I wondered what people have on their wish lists. 

For me it's a shed for the allotment, the job over the autumn/winter is to lay a base and then hopefully get the funds for a shed in the spring.

On my partner's list is a Rowan tree for the front garden.

Enough is enough

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 18:06

Clarington , brilliantly put 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 20:22

Great work Gardengirl😊. Beds are becoming vacant as crops are finishing so ready for autumn digging. Have been struggling to assemble a metal shed for my sister in law. Absolute pile of junk😬, literally held together with self tapping screws! 

picked rhubarb

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 19:31

It will probably come back but a lot weaker than if it had not been stripped. Basically you'll be starting from scratch so don't pick from it for a couple of years until it's flourishing.

It's really easy to grow from seed and a lot cheaper than buying it as a plant. It's a long lived crop so I don't mind investing a couple of years of TLC before picking.


Posted: 20/09/2016 at 18:15

It is coming to that point in the year, but here in Kent the nights are still warm so will be picking toms, cucumber,courgettesfor a while yet I think. Runner beans have run out of steam and I've picked the last sweetcorn. 

Winter root veg is coming along nicely. I find that the winter months are very bountiful, it's from early March to early May that my plot is a bit bare.

£3 99 or 39p?

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 17:03

I grow my plants in modules and then 3" pots so no thinning and doesn't take up any space in the garden. I like growing plants from seed and I can pick the colours I want , rather than be at the mercy of what's available. The last couple of years I have grown Fothergills 'Aurora', but alas this year it has been unavailable 😖.

Whatever suits best but definitely worth a place in the garden when early colour and scent is at a premium.

Thorn proof gloves

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 21:35

I'm with you Bob, that's a rip off. You can buy Kevlar industrial gloves for half that price and they're designed to stop razor sharp steel! 

£3 99 or 39p?

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 21:22

Packet of seed and a bit of compost works out a lot cheaper still and you can choose any colour combo you want😊

Autumn planting help

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 19:19

That's good Ruth, it's a bit late for sowing seed for cabbages but you may find some spring cabbage for sale at the GC, these will overwinter and produce spring greens or cabbages if you let them heart. 

You can sow the broad beans direct in the soil, one of the most reliable varieties is Aquadulce Claudia. If you have light well drained soil it should be OK, it's more of a problem if you garden on heavy clay as I do, I tend to sow the seeds in modules then plant out.

The cabbages will need protection from pigeons over the winter otherwise you will be left with stalks! 

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