Sue Wilson2

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Garden Confessions - 3 Worst Crops of 2016!

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 22:34

Worst crop of tomatoes in the greenhouse for 30 years. New shoots were growing out of the end of the actual trusses, never had that before. Gardeners delight usually brilliant, sparse, a complete disaster.

slugs and snails by the million devastated the brassicas and the first early potatoes, Rocket, were full of slugs and wire worm. No plums, no squash, poor sweet corn and non existent 2nd year asparagus

good job the onions shallots and leeks are spectacular. The raspberries, red and black currants and rhubarb, superb, enormous crops. Bramley apples very large. Greenhouse cucumber superb.

A cold wet spring and a lack of hedgehogs and frogs have not helped the harvest festival  

More Gardeners World Please

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 14:28
Wish Monty would divulge how many gardeners he has working for him at Longmeadow I am finding my half acre of fruit, veg and herbaceous borders hard work with the coming of old age. Could do with hints on how to make it easier!
Big Dreams Small Spaces - Nah, Big Spaces Less Work more like it

Mystery plant

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 20:22

Ah, the power of the Internet and Gardeners World forum members. 

Many thanks for your input Ceres and Bamboogie. A quick check on the plants attributes, a look on the landscape plant zones to check on its hardiness and I have all the information I need in less than an hour. Wonderful service! Thank you


Mystery plant

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 18:27

I was given this as a cutting in the spring, could anybody identify it please as I need to know how to look after it this winter.




Yellow tomato and pepper leaves

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 12:56

There is no soil under the gravel. The ring culture of growing tomatoes is well documented. The idea is the roots can go down into the trough, which has water in it. You feed the plants through the soil in the plant pot . I have used this method for over 30years with great success, the gravel is taken out of the polythene lined trench and cleaned every winter.

The reason I am asking is because I have never had the leaves go yellow and mottled within 6weeks of planting them out, they have 2sets of trusses on.

Yellow tomato and pepper leaves

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 08:54

They are grown in open ended pots so that the roots go down into the gravel bed below, have used this system for 30years and it's great!

Yellow tomato and pepper leaves

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 08:32

And don't ask me why the picture came out upside down!!!!!!

Yellow tomato and pepper leaves

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 08:31

The lower leaves on my tomato plants are yellow, as they would at the end of the season. Only started feeding them last week, the variety is gardeners delight, three other plants of a different variety are not showing any sign of yellowing. Any idea please?



help: bindweed is coming over from neighbour!

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:47

Click on the actual picture, you can see close up it is actually bindweed Kleeblatt is talking about, on the trellis, it's poking through! 

Personally I think ivy is a great asset. Bees love it, birds nest in it, however you can keep the bindweed!

Cosmos seeds.

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 07:39
I got two packets - must have got yours!
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Mystery plant

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What are you still eating?

What is left in your garden this winter to tide you through 
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