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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! 

Planting suggestions please!

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 20:26

Geum (not sure about my spelling!) will grown almost anywhere and wind is no problem for it.  Lovely flowers as long as you keep it under control.  goes nice with pulminaria and red poppies. 

Help my soils got nits

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 20:21

I think I know what you mean nIn. Teeny tiny little jumpy things? When I used to live in blackheath I had them in the shady areas of the beds..... someone told me they were garden fleas! I didn't ever get bitten but agree that the thought of them makes me feel a bit itchy!

Discussions started by Tootles

Do you know if rootstock can be purchased?

Garden centres or just online? 
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Aye up - the other half wants a go!

Apple crumble in a few years? 
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Soggy Discentra

Root purchased from wilko's 
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Beetroot

Is it too early to put these babies outside? 
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Seed germination - any hope for ones sown too early?

Regretting being too keen! 
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Simple question alert!

Raspberry canes? 
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Last Post: 14/04/2014 at 12:24

Gardener come.....

......hard working....... 
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Clematis

Has anyone ordered from clematis man website before? 
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I'm not Paxman but I've got a few questions pretty please...

Some random ones that I'd love to get advice on.. 
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Humphhhh - Sunday night blues for working gardeners.

Roll on Friday! 
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Poppy Fields

Beautiful - are they for a purpose or just because they are lovely... 
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Last Post: 08/01/2014 at 17:29

Basic question alert - green beans!

What do I do with the tips. 
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Pesky mushrooms...

...good in a spag bol... but what about with my strawberries?  
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Kohl rabi

Is it best to grow it outside or in the greenhouse? 
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The price of compost

Just wondered how much to pay? 
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