Latest posts by Tina_i_am

Wilko tomato grow bags

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 08:30
Pete8 says:

If I were cynical (which of course I'm not :) it may be that Wilko have a surplus of potato grow bags so have re-named them tomato grow bags.

They do look similar...

Last edited: 17 June 2017 08:00:07

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 I've got a potato bag, they are 45cm in height, and the tomato bags are 43cm

Wilko tomato grow bags

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 06:38

Would one plant per bag be a waste, or could I plant more than one in a bag?

Wilko tomato grow bags

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 06:29


does anyone else use the Wilko tomato grow bags, they are 46 litres capacity. I've bought them for the first time and wondering your thoughts.

Is 40-46L too much?

I've got tumbling tom, alicante and red cherry.

Picture from the Wilko site.

Chicken manure pellets

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 15:30

I'm planting up some geraniums, fuschia and petunia into a large tub.

I've got some basic peat-free multi-purpose compost, can I add some chicken manure pellets to it? If so, should I mix into the top third of the pot or just around the surface.

Thanks you for reading

Strawberry runners

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 18:17

I notice my strawberry plants are producing runners. They are new plants bought from Aldi this spring. Have had loads of flowers and some fruit starting to appear. 

Should I cut the runners and let the plant put its energy into itself, roots and fruiting? 

I would like some runners at some point for new plants. So, if I cut these first runners, will there be more runners late summer? 

Thank you for reading 

pet companions

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 12:48

She's a bit obsessed with water

GW plant pots

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 12:07


Watching Monty last week on GW he had some large plant pots that looked more like buckets. The dahlias were in them. Anyone know where to get them?

Thanks for reading

summer/ winter pots replace soil or not?

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 12:02


I have a couple of large tubs that I replace the soil each time I replant, whether it's planting up a winter pot or summer pot. I tip the spent soil onto my borders.

But I was wondering if I could not replace the soil for a few seasons and just improve its nutrients by adding some chicken pellets, or something.

Obviously, after a few seasons, I would replace.

Thanks for reading.

Nicotiana alata 'Grandiflora'

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 17:45


For the first time, I've sown some Nicotiana alata 'Grandiflora.' The seedlings are all getting large in their individual pots. It's probably time to think about potting them on. My question is...do I put a few, 5-9, in a large pot or a single seedling in a large pot? The pot I have in mind is 40cm across.

Thanks for reading x

azalea plant

Posted: 24/05/2017 at 13:23

I have an Azalea like that. It would flower, then drop its flowers the next day and it was a boring green bush for the rest of the year. It was in my front garden, north-facing, and maybe wasn't getting enough light. I dug it up and put it in a pot and put in the back garden for more sun, but it was still dropping its flowers a day or two later. I was on the verge of giving it away (or disposing of it), but this year I moved the pot again to a new position. It's more sheltered and gets the full sun from 11am till 5pm.

This is it

and it's been like this for a good 10 days. I m really happy with it.

Maybe preserve? Try a new spot in the garden, or in my case, it could just luck and the plant maturing and now gives a better display. 

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