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Latest posts by Singy

Why I will never Use peat free compost

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 13:11

Yes Fairygirl i noticed that, he almost apologised for using it, shows what a mad world we live in where people feel the need to apologise for not comforming with others views.

Why I will never Use peat free compost

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 12:40

Interesting read, i am too new to gardening to have formed an opinion, but from talking to my dad, he is adament that peat free is poor and his local allotment association only stock peat free, this is down to "save the world dogooders" who run the allotment shop.

I recall reading in one of the garden mags recently that the head honcho at T&M will not use peat free due to results in their testing, just had a quick google and not been able to find the article.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 15:05

Thanks Fairygirl, yes it is my intention to have it covered in climbers, but I am trying my best not to put anything else on at the moment, i tend to get carried away by starting and finishing things immediately, and then wanting to change again as its not quite what I want.

I enjoyed making the pergola, i thought about buying a kit, but that would have cost at least twice as much as just buying the wood and making my own.  the decking its on, is already raised about 2 foot above ground level, which for my 90 year old 4"11' neighbour must seem like a sky scrapper, its about 10 feet from his side of the fence!


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 13:16

My garden is looking very green now, just completed the clear up at the back, all sweet peas taken down, hanging baskets replaced with winter ones, but they are new so not great yet.

I did some more garden renovations over the last couple of months, new greenhouse (only a small 4x6) built a pergola, planted a wisteria (in a pot) to climb part of the pergola and taken down the temporary greenhouses that had the toms in.







And finally my Casualty Corner Bottle brush which i got for £2.50 earlier this year, which has flowered, all be it only a bit


 4 of the 5 photos are flipping 180 when enlarged 

Pesky flies!

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 12:57

Interested in the Lavender/Lemon/Basil/Elderberry comments, are flies put off by the smell?

Acer palmatum

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 20:56

I helped my dad move one last week, it was a similar size, we dug about 3 foot across  (1.5 foot each side of the main stem) and lifted it into the new position, first time i have moved one, but all seemed to go well and my dad has moved other like this in the past.


Posted: 14/09/2013 at 12:49

Enjoyed reading this, although if you are inclined to take suggestions, i would say you should start it/transfer to it to one fo the free blog sites, or wordpress.

It makes it much easy to read and navigate, it doesnt cost anything and is very easy to setup.

You could then link it in this post each week to let people know its been updated, given all the issues with pictures and navigation on this forum i think it will stand the test of time better without links/pictures disapearing.


Posted: 14/09/2013 at 12:40

Most herbs can be grown on any window sill, just sow them as per the instructions on the packet and away they will go, some do better than others depending on temperatures and light etc.

I have basil, coriander and parsley growing on the window sill, things have slowed down now due to the weather turning, but they will still grow.

I start mine in a propagation tray but its not neccessary, a sandwich/freezer bag can serve the same purpose while they germinate.

Just have a go and see if it works, and if not, try something else.

What do I do with these seedlings?

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 12:36

Aquilegia Vulgaris are fully hardy so you can plant them out i believe, expect them to flower may-june

Tomato’s haven’t started to ripen yet – Anything I can do?

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 12:32

Ive had quite a few suggestions from my dad on this.

Bananas (they release ethylene) can be placed in with the plants or fruits, this helps to ripen them.

I have cut down a couple of plants and hung the tomatos in the greenhouse, these have already produced ripe fruit and are the back end plants.

Some are still out in the garden and are still rippening, but they are progressing.

Also make sure to continue to feed them.

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