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Posted: 18/06/2014 at 17:41

It's the caterpillar of the Vapourer Moth


How to increase soil temp (for growing sweet potatoes

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 07:04

I'm growing two sweet potatoes in my raised bed but as it get lots of sun am just leaving them to it. A couple of years ago I planted one in a terracotta pot with flowers as decoration and to my amazement found tubers when I emptied it out in autumn. So I would suggest perhaps painting the tub black would be sufficient and give it some blood, fish and bone fertilizer. Keep it in a sunny spot and water well but don't drown it. Good luck!

What are my sunflower leaves telling me?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 06:57

Can only answer the one about the sweetcorn. I would say underwatering, that compost looks very dry to me.

Lost garden tools

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 19:00

Definitely, every day! Even big things like rakes. OH has painted the top of the spade and fork handles a bright yellow so I can find them more easily!

What's cropping in your veg patch?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 20:06

Lettuces, chinese cabbage, basil, rocket, chives, (very small) potatoes, red currants and today garlic with lovely cloves. My first garlic and I'm tickled pink!

Talkback: Urban foxes on the allotment

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 07:48

Super video(s) fidget, love his glowing eyes!


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 07:36
fidgetbones wrote (see)

Sorry, its Friday afternoon and I've had too much sugar.

Are you sure it was only sugar, fidget?

Mystery plant growing among strawberries

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 20:34

Nigel, google "majoram in the kitchen", you'll get lots of ideas.

Plant ID please

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 20:23

The "branch" which is flowering now won't flower again, but it will grow one or two new ones from the bottom which will flower next year. Cut off that branch at the base once it has finished flowering. Here some info on how to move it.



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A rose by any other name ,,,,,,,,,,

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Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

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Site is not working

The forum has not worked since around 6pm last night, is someone fixing it? 
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Harvesting Parsnips

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Eremurus/Foxtail lily

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Tomato Growing

Especially good for new gardeners 
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Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

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Chelsea Flower Show 2013

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Getting rid of slugs

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Taking cuttings 
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Ideas for Hanging Baskets

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Tower Hamlets

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Overwintering Cannas

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