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Latest posts by SwissSue

tomato growing

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 13:05

Raindrop, have a look at this website, you can ask Nick anything you need to know about growing tomatoes:

http://www.tomatogrowing.co.uk/html/tomato_growing_tips.html

 

Still Very Slow

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 02:39

I still get a squashed tomato when clicking on "view first unread post", particularly on "MOB Rants"! Have to click through 1063 posts.

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 02:35

OH rescuing loved up toads from wire netting at our pond outlet.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/22118.jpg?width=216&height=350&mode=max

 

Chelsea Flower Show 2013

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 18:50

Here some photos of gorgeous new plants to be shown at Chelsea:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/chelseaflowershow/9995378/Chelsea-Flower-Show-2013-30-glorious-new-plants-on-show.html

 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 07:06

Morning all,  another lovely sunny day here, was 23 deg. yesterday (finally!) and no wind. Have repotted all my pot plants (plumbago, lantana, callas, pelargoniums) and fed the roses and shrubs. Topped up the raised veg bed with 6 bags of compost, now only my seeds have to come up! The price paid for all the work is an aching back and, like Dove, filthy hands and fingernails. No nailpolish for me though, haven't got the patience. Off to GC today to buy new basket liners, the coconut coir ones I used before have all swelled up and take up too much room in the baskets, will get paper maché ones this time.

Have a good day folks and a good start to the week for ones that have to go to work!

MOB rants

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 19:18

So have I.

Getting rid of slugs

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 19:10

Have just read an article in the Daily Telegraph on cottage gardens and thought I would post this excerpt which refers to delphiniums:

"To counteract slugs, he buys aluminium sulphate from a chemist and puts two tablespoons in two gallons of water and applies it around the plant when the leaves emerge. The advantage over slug pellets is that this penetrates into the soil. It acidifies the soil and is used as a hydrangea colourant to keep the flowers blue.

Nick Langdon of the renowned nursery Blackmoor and Langdon (blackmore-langdon.com) recommends applying it in the autumn, too, as slugs lay eggs in the crowns of the plant which will devastate young leaves in spring."

Talkback: Frogs and toads in the garden

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 18:08

We have veritable whore house in our pond! At least 15 pairs of toads all in the throes of love making!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/22042.jpg?width=193&height=350&mode=max

 

Blanket weed!

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 17:38

Oh, forgot to mention, when you open link click on the GB part top right (page I gave you is for overseas!) Search Pond-Wizard!

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