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Frost

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 07:42

I'm with scroggin; end of May for me. I'm in the midlands. in my experience if you put them in now they seem to grow much slower than if you put them in when it's a tad warmer. In the past I've been left with little plants that went in earlier than ones that I put in a little later.  Also of course, much less risk of frost. 

S.O.S baby bird

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 07:37

Hi Bal, how's the bird? Is it still there?

 

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 19:29

Sorry to hear of your recent loss SFord. I hope you have lots of happy memories to think of, especially when you harvest your potatoes. Our feline friends bring us so much joy don't they?  will you think about giving another one a home? 

 

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:54

All gorgeous! Bal, that little fellow looks sooooo cute. I too hope he found a good home. Here is Mr Pete on his way to meet his mates...

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JUST FOR MIKE

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:28

Well said Verdun et al. Wishing you well Mike x

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 21:25

I've just this minute got home from the show and had a fab time, although would have liked more plant stalls outside.  Got some amazing bargains after 4 pm!

Patchy & Bumpy Grass!

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 18:22

If it's not a new house, and if you'd rather have a go at trying to improve it yourself, i can tell you what I did in my first garden which looked very similar. I raked my lawn by hand with a leaf rake, I then prodded the lawn all over with a big garden fork. I mixed sand with some compost and grass seed and sprinkled it all over. I then watered it lightly, and luckily it rained a few days later. I did this a few times over about nine months and it looked loads better.  I kept off it best I could. 

Good luck with it.  

 

Naughty Frost!

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 18:00

Earthing up I shall do. Thanks Dove. 

Not your plums too pansy?!  Lets hope the nobby greens don't come a cropper as well!?! At least your Marjorie's are ok.  

Is it just me, or does this sound like a Benny Hill sketch?! 

 

Naughty Frost!

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 17:12

Hello folks, have just noticed that my potato leaves have gone a bit black and limp in part. I'm guessing it was the frost (and not blight - although I don't know what blight looks like, anyone know?).   Do you think it'll have much effect on the crop? Will they recover? Anything I should do? thanks muchly x

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Hurry up Friday!

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 20:56

Friday; I'm looking forward to your neighbour, Saturday!

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