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Latest posts by Tootles

Best companion plant for Strawberry's?

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 06:06

Hi, give marigolds a go. They deter pests and also attract pollinating bees which will be essential for a good strawberry crop. Also, lettuce as tour baskets will be off the ground and away from slugs. You can also grow baby spring onions as the scent deters pests too.  Show us some photos when planted up. Would love to see how you get on. 

Greenhouse

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 05:57

thanks for the lovely comments. it was a bit of a bargain off ebay. for me, a greenhouse is so much more than somewhere to grow plants. I can't tell you the pleasure I get from just sitting in there with the radio, cat, newspaper, cup of tea etc. I do four hours of commuting (2 hrs each way) every day, and it's the thought of getting back to see what's growing and just peace and quiet that often keeps my going!  Hope you find the right layout for you!

Vegetables

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:24

Hi willo, you'll have to be quick with buying your tattles as a lot of garden centres stop selling about now.  There were only a few left in the garden centre I went to today. Suggest main crop and get them in anytime from now or over the next couple of weeks. Try and get some that have chitted. Put them in about a hand widths deep and cover with a little soil. As the see the green foliage come through cover with more soil to encourage more growth. 

You can sow carrot seeds direct if it's warm where you are.  Suggest planting some onion or garlic alongside to discourage carrot fly, if you can get hold of any as quite late to plant onion and garlic now....unless you try spring onion by seed. 

I'm sure there are lots of tips to add, but these are the basics that I follow and always have a bumper crop of both. Good luck!

 

Greenhouse

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 19:29

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Hi Lindy56

I chose to have staging down one side for all of my pot plants and seeds, a potting bench at the far end, and then a bed down the other side so that I can grow cucumbers, tomatoes etc in the ground.  I shift the potting bench under the staging when spring is over for a bit more room. I find this layout works for me as gives me the best of both worlds regards growing in pots and in the ground. It took me quite a bit of planning with the slabs, but I got there in the end. It's my second year with it and I LOVE it!!

Moving a Rhododendron

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 19:18

If you disturb the roots whilst it's in flower the flowers will probably drop off. It won't kill the plant though and it should flower again next year.

 

Can someone Let me know Please

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 19:16

I think they may be anemones. Very pretty. They look very happy in that spot.

 

Welcome to my greenhouse

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 19:14

It looks great perki. I bet you'll have many a happy time in there, as will your plants. I spent this afternoon in mine, mainly reading the paper though!!

raspberry progress ...

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:27

Did you chop em down to soil level? I'd love to know if they are at the right level of growth too.

My first time with rasps as well. I think I've dropped a clanger with mine....I thought that all the canes were just one plant.... does anyone think I should separate them or just leave them be..... Ta 

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Pinching Tomatoes

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 20:31

great question. I always get this wrong! 

Seed germination - any hope for ones sown too early?

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 20:28

Now I don't know if it was the singing that did it, but two of the seeds I'd almost given up on have sprouted!  Yippee! 

Discussions started by Tootles

The day ahead.

Can't wait for home time! 
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Last Post: 27/08/2014 at 20:48

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Quick, autumn is a-coming! 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 14:26

Passion flower

Do I need to prune it? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 19:07

What a lovely smell!

Sweet scent of stocks. 
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Last Post: 10/08/2014 at 16:11

A few random questions...

Getting the basics right (or at least learning to!) 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 10:15

Well I'll be pickled!

Quick, buy shares in Vinegar! 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 07:03

Yum yum

Cucumber pie, sandwich, cake, lasagne anyone?!?! 
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Last Post: 01/08/2014 at 14:11

What do you do with baby foxgloves and lupins?

I always get stuck at this point! 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 06:41

Courgette questions!

Sorry about the Benny hill style photo.... 
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Last Post: 01/07/2014 at 16:31

What do you do with garlic?

Do you dry it out? 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 20:42

Baby pigeon

Did I do the right thing? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 15:21

I want to gag!!

How do I get it off my hands...? 
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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 06:16

Bbc Gardeners World Live at the NEC - humph!

Hidden extras.... 
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Last Post: 11/06/2014 at 13:52

Is this Elderflower?

And is anyone an Elderflower guru? 
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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 19:54

Sunflowers

Will they grow in pots? 
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Last Post: 25/05/2014 at 15:13
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