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Posted: 18/05/2013 at 21:33


That's exactly what I would be on my mind when it came to eating those carrots.  

I vaguely remember Monty Don sowing carrots in groups in pots to plant out but I think they were round carrots

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 21:26

Gilly, iPad or site plays up a bit and stops me suddenly from posting.  So have to stop n start.

Yep, I take it seriously.  Too seriously methinks!  Had most of these plants over the winter or moved them from elsewhere in the garden.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 21:19

Dove I hope you do get good weather.  I will feel soooooooo guilty if you dont.  It's been hot today...went to the beach for couple of hours.....well, it's just 5 min walk to Towans and another 10 to the beach. 

Planted a newish border today......poured in agastaches Blue Boa, black adder, and raspberry summer. Salvia patens and Amistad,  Artemisia Powys castle, miscanthus morning light, couple of hostas.....Patriot....verbena,bonariensis, carex buchanii, sedum,Posties Pride  ad echinacea hot Papya to fill in with existing euonymous Emerald n Gold, berberis atro nana, amd Cistena Crimson Dwarf, a couple of hellebores, pittosporum Tom thumb, Heucheras, etc. 

In theory it should look good but no doubt I will change something....I always do.


Posted: 18/05/2013 at 21:05

You can grow them in modules to plant out but you can't...well, most of them will fail....dig up and transplant carrots.  I'm sure if done very carefully you could but I have never managed it. 

Why do you want to transplant them?  Do you have gaps in the rows?  Better to sow again in those gaps if so

heloo every one

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 21:01

Welcome heather.  Everyone is very friendly here so hope you enjoy it

Yew tree

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 18:05

Cut yes whenever you want to. Now, however, is perfect because new growth will be so much quicker.

heloo every one

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 13:13

Hiya Gail.  Welcome.  Hope ??ou have a great summer in your garden

Runner Beans.

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 13:10

Eat masses of beans, freeze loads and give away lots. My row is greatly reduced about 20' I guess.  I grow the white flowered ones and they look so good in summer too.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 13:07

Roasting here


Posted: 18/05/2013 at 08:04


Pimching out?  Just cut out the tips of shoots back to a pair of leaves.  Use pair of nail scissors or use your finger and thumb nails.  It just makes plants bushier

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