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Posted: 13/09/2015 at 11:11

That's really useful, thanks Green Magpie. I've found it to be a really poor year for tomoatoes for me. Poor yield, a bit of blossom end rot (from Fandango - the 'blight resistant' seeds from the Gardeners World trial) and lots of splitting. I know that the weather hasn't always been great for tomatoes where I live. Hoping for yields like yours next year. 

Too late to grow anything in veg patch?

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 09:51

I put some turnip seed in a couple of weeks ago, like Monty suggested on Gardeners World.  They've germinated! I didn't think they would as the packet said last sowing should be July, so I'm delighted! Might be worth giving it a go. The seeds were only £1.99 and I only used half the packet.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 22:33

I'd love to GWRS, if there was a dunce version! My bread comes out like bricks and the thought of flakey pastry makes me shiver! 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 19:33

Thanks so much. Cucumber came third, but tomatoes won!! Yipppeee! Luck more than any skill!

Rather envious of your day to come on the allotment GWRS.  

Have just put the heating on here. Chilly! Had a quick walk around the garden.  Dead heading while tea cooked. Getting comfy for Bake Off now!

Is there much that should be sown now?

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 05:53

Thanks Lyn, Fishy.  You are both busy! I'll be clearing the greenhouse of tomatoes and cucumbers at the weekend so keen to get something new happening. 

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 19:43

beautiful fidget!

Is there much that should be sown now?

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 20:51

hello! just thinking ahead. are there many plants that should be sown from seed at this time of year so that they are good and ready for spring - summer planting out?


Gardeners and their 4 Legged friends

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 19:34

Brian looks adorable! What a bright and alert looking face in that photo.

Show Time!

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 18:35

Mr Chicken is a legend now!! Any things possible these days!

Gardeners and their 4 Legged friends

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 18:30

Lovely photo Pat.

Lou12 - do you have anymore photos of Norman Bates? I think I want to start up a fan club! He's so cute!

Discussions started by Tootles

Gardener's rewards...

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Not quite ripe seeds....

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Bird box where bees had been all summer....

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Blood moon....

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Azaleas, camellias and rhodies in pots.....over wintering?

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Main crop spuds

When to harvest 
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Freezing runner beans

Anything need doing to them first? 
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Is there much that should be sown now?

Forward planning 
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Show Time!

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Preperation for the big day!

Doing a Bob Marley all day... 
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Any blackberry jam makers out there at the mo?

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Any ideas for an entry..... meets garden... 
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Votes please, and a quick questions...

Which one and what soil? 
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Hungry little things...

Chomping away 
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A good year? 
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