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Allotment advice

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 10:13
  • Yep, all good advice. Get into the digging and use a little bit of your space to pop in some garlic for next year. Don't forget to mark the ends of your row with sticks or labels.

Monty Don's French Gardens

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 10:44

I take note of what Olelixx has said about the power and money aspect of the early French gardens - but they still look wonderful. Also as someone looking to move house (downsize house but not garden!) the modern new build gardens are minute and to find one that is sunny too is almost impossible.

Dreamy Monty has his place alongside your practical Joe Swift.

Monty Don's French Gardens

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 10:33

After Carol and her root cuttings Monty was a breath of fresh air - lifting our hearts and raising our spirits. Loved every minute. But hey who else likes the new blue scarf effect?

How to give feedback about the new site

Posted: 09/12/2011 at 10:22

I just clicked on a picture of Monty Don (always welcome!) and up came a picture of the BeeGees. I had expected a useful list of whats on this week. Did i miss something? Val

Talkback: Flea beetle

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
On my allotment i find that flea beetles are not as selective as your article suggests. They love a wide range of plants from radishes to turnips. I had never heard of them before working on the allotment.

What would interupt their life cycle - apart from killing the adults when they have already attacked the crops?


Talkback: How to grow salad leaves from seed

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:27
I have looked at the guides on greenhouse tomatoes and they are very useful. I have grown three sorts of tomatoes Moneymaker (normal size), Legend (beefsteak) and cherry tomato too. Are they all treated the same in the greenhouse re removal of axilliary shoots, number of trusses and so on? Does one size fit all?
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