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why do bananas spell?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 21:54

Isn't it awful when bananas go soft & squidgy, yuk, but yes skins great for digging in around roses. Is it the potassium?


Posted: 23/10/2014 at 21:46

I notice you advise bubble wrapping the greenhouse etc. My tomatoes are still going strong. Started a little bit of heat just this week.  Several green ones  of course but lots of red  or ripening ones too. Little orange plum ones are very prolific especially still. Have sold pounds again in aid of church funds. Got grafted plants from Dobies. It has been a great year for all sorts of plants. Very enjoyable gardening year.

Grafted Tomato Plants!

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 13:32

As above! Try Dobies or Unwins as can vouch for them but any other supplier of grafted toms would be OK.

Grafted Tomato Plants!

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 13:29
  • Yes I have grown grafted tomatoes for a few years now with outstanding success & actually ate last one after Christmas. Sold pounds for a church hall project.


Posted: 09/01/2014 at 18:45

I am still eating the last of my tomatoes. I have 7 left now!

I chose to grow an assortment of Dobies grafted tomatoes, 3 per grow bag. 5 bags. I sold pounds in aid of a church hall & plenty for us. Sungold  is my long term favourite but also grew  moneymaker, gardeners delight, Shirley & a dark red/brown variety, name escapes me! Plus a beefsteak one

Talkback: How to collect and save seeds

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 18:28

I let mine self seed as you can always remove if in wrong place. I have a country garden backing on to stream, fields & river & don't mind seeing them popping up. If removal is important it is an easy job.

Talkback: How to collect and save seeds

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 20:17

Poppies Debby 1967.....easy seed heads & sprinkle about

Talkback: How to prune a plum tree

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 19:43
Is it the same method for a gage please? We have had little fruit after an initial huge harvest but we have done little pruning. It is about 5 to 6 years old now.. Again There are only a few fruits this year with no pruning carried out. It is now very large & maybe a specialist should do it?


Philadelphus 'Mrs E.L. Robinson'

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 18:05

When we moved to our cottage there was a beautiful philadelphus it called " mock orange " too? Anyway sadly it died & was near a fallen over dead apple tree! I would like another Philadelphus  but it is now where to put it as the once blank canvas of a country garden is no longer blank! It is my pride & joy & I am sure I  could squeeze one in somewhere.

The old dead tree is still there but now supports clematis & bird feeders!


A tiny gift fron last summer

Posted: 16/03/2012 at 16:12
Outside my back door a tiny flower of night scented stock is still out. What a lovely sight in cold weather! I have also eaten my last tomato today & now must prepare for this year!
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Tomatoes still prolific 
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A tiny gift fron last summer

Night scented stock 
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