Tootles


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Potentilla

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 06:03

Ive just bought some seed. Such a lovely plant. I hope I can get them going.

Potting on seedlings

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 17:04

I'm the same as Lyn in using multipurpose for everything. I find seed compost becomes rather heavy. Since switching to multipurpose I've had a much better germination rate. 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 16:59

Busy day. Dug a new bed. Trying one of those tubs of seeds that are meant to give a complete flower bed. Will see if it works. I was impressed with the results when they did one on Beechgrove.

Dug over lots of soil ready to plant in. Pricked out some seedlings. Pulled lots of weeds up from the lawn. Thinned out some turnip seedlings. 

Radio on in the greenhouse. A tribute show on dedicated to Doris Day....can't stop humming Whip Crack Away now!! 

Best way forward

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 16:53

I agree with Dave. Plenty of grit. Take time to turn the soil too.

If you have a library near by, or maybe look on the Internet for a second hand one, Geoff Hamiltons "Cottage Gardens" is great. Explains all about the evolution of them and lots of planting ideas and tips. Good pages where he shows examples with a numbered picture to name the salient plants. 


 


 

Half price seeds at Wilkos

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 16:43

Thanks young codger. I love a bargain! Treated myself to some seeds from Chiltern Seeds yesterday. They come in at around £2 a packet.

Peas and beans up a frame.....

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 16:35

Great tip. Thanks Bob. I'd never have thought of that. 

Any other tips on how to get a bumper crop very much appreciated!

Peas and beans up a frame.....

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 12:58

Brill. Netting it is then. Thanks ever so much.

Peas and beans up a frame.....

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 12:16

hello

any seasoned bean and pea growers out there today please?

the bargain bean stand arrived on Friday and it was erected yesterday. Delighted with it. Time to build a little bed for it today. there are pre-drilled holes to attach wire, string or netting too.

when growing up the frame (below) would it be better to attach netting, or would wire or even string be better? 

Thanks 



 

 

If only I could get paid for doing what I love!

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 23:12

Couldn't agree more. I live in hope that one day I'll have the guts to do the same. After a 16 hour day today I feel pretty close! I dream of waking up and looking forwards to work. 

When to move tomatoes/peppers/chillies/aubergines to the greenhouse?

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 23:06

Mine are in an unheated greenhouse already and are doing well. We had a very light frost this morning but by 11am it had gone and it was bright and sunny.

As others have said, be a bit carefully with your chillies.

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Wire, string or netting? 
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Love a bargain

Thanks GW Mag - useful code. 
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Love a bargain

Thanks GW Mag - useful code. 
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Any recommendations very much appreciated. 
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Purple sprouting broccoli

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