Singing Gardener

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ID please

Posted: Yesterday at 16:14

Thanks Pete. Looks as if it isn't hardy then (which is probably a good thing as I'm not really all that keen on it!).

ID please

Posted: Yesterday at 12:31

I've just been given this as a gift. I think it comes from Tesco or Sainsburys but it's just labelled "Garden Plant". What is it and can I plant it outside?

Red hot pokers

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 12:55

Do you cut them back each year? Mine went for years with gradually reducing flowering because I didn't realise that they do better if they're pruned. Although actually I tend to pull out the old leaves rather then cutting back because my shears won't go through them.

Cucumber Pollination

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 18:14

I think it depends on the variety. According to the Unwins website you should leave the male flowers on for this variety as the female flowers need pollination. Some varieties you need to remove the male flowers or the cucumbers taste bitter.

I only grow all female varieties in my greenhouse but have Jogger outside this year and that also says to leave the male flowers on.

Carrot Issues

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 10:29

I usually get some pretty good carrots from my "Early" Nantes but not until well into the autumn! They seem to take way longer to develop than it says on the packet.

Soil Meters

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 15:15

I use a cheap moisture meter regularly for my houseplants and occasionally in the greenhouse and find it very useful. I've just put in some raised planters so may well use it there as well.


Posted: 03/06/2016 at 10:13

Nematodes are effective if you just want them to move from a particular location (I've used them to get rid of nests in the lawn) but I don't think it would be possible to eliminate them from a garden entirely.


Posted: 03/06/2016 at 10:08

I bought the 10 for £10 offer which I think is from the company you mean. They were quite small but I've potted them on when they arrived (about a week ago) and they all look very healthy.


Posted: 01/06/2016 at 09:50

I think mine is self-explanatory, although actually I'm usually too embarrassed to sing while I'm in the garden even though I have no neighbours except horses.


Posted: 28/05/2016 at 13:00

I had problems with rabbits eating my newly planted expensive roses last year so got OH to make a number of cylindrical cages from some weld mesh we happened to have over. They have been very effective and are good because they are rigid and easy to move around to whatever plant the rabbits have taken a fancy to.

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ID please

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Is this a mole tunnel?

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I'm so envious of you all!

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