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Posted: 09/05/2014 at 09:40

Flowers mean they are fertile, but you probably need more than one variety for pollination.

They are doing their best, give them a helping hand by buying a bush of a different variety.

What happened

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 00:52

Oh dear!  Naked gardening day was next to Camera Corner.  Now they are apart.  It made me smile every time I saw it.


Posted: 09/05/2014 at 00:47

Bob Flowerdew on GQT was very dismissive of their cropping ability.  Big plant, small crop.

Garlic- rookie error!

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 00:43

It is a bit early for them to be going yellow, naturally.  One year mine collapsed with fungus disease.  It's not that is it?

how much water for my tomatoes

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 00:39

You can tell if they have enough/too much water when beads of water appear along the edges of the leaves.

Tomatoes are a plant that can be grown hydroponically so I would think it is difficult to over-water, but easy to wash all the nutrients out of the grow-bag.

Changing colour of Lilac

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 00:32

Privet in flower attracts a huge number of butterflies.

Identification of a yet another weed

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 16:18

I love welsh poppies; they seed themselves in unexpected places and never become a nuisance. 


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 13:04

Nettle and comfrey feed.  Dilute to the colour of weak tea.  Probably 10:1


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 13:02

If you can get hold of them you can plant some now - it is a bit late - but you may lose them to blight which usually strikes later in the summer.

I certainly grow early varieties which mature before blight knocks them back.


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 12:21

All the animal bedding and manure can go in the compost heap. Paper shreddings, cardboard and waste straw, but not hay as it often includes grass seeds. Add it all to the compost.

Take care with the nettles, absolutely no roots or seeds.  Do not put any roots or seeds of perennial weeds in the compost or they will come back to haunt you. 

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