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Posted: 25/06/2014 at 17:30

All pears are of the edible variety!

Greenhouse beds

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 15:11

Stop!  Think carefully before you break up the concrete base.  I have a raised bed lined with pond membrane in my greenhouse and I find it dries out pretty fast.  If you are only there twice a week, who is going to water on the other five days?  I water my tomatoes every day.  They are in bottomless pots on a bed of fine stone/gravel.

Before you go breaking up the concrete, take as much advice as this forum can offer you.  So far you have only had two views!


Posted: 24/06/2014 at 00:25

She has no right to cut anything over your boundary, but in truth she has saved you the trouble of doing it.


Problem with bush/tree in back garden

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 00:13

It may just need a good drink of water.  The photo isn't too clear, but those look like berries.

If I was the landlord I would not allow you to remove that tree!  Unless, of course, there are lots of other trees.

Tomamto disease

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 18:59

Do you know why you have been told to spray them with baking soda?  I've never heard of that before.

Are you sure it isn't Epsom Salts you need?

Poorly Loquat tree

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 14:10

I would give the tree a good water and feed before I took any fruit off.  If the tree perks up you will get a harvest.  If it does not perk up with a good dose of TLC, then think of reducing the burden of some of the fruit.

Is it possible to save potatoes for seed next year

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 09:22

Seed potatoes are offered in most of the mainstream catalogues.  There shouldn't be a problem getting hold of them.  On the other hand there is certainly a risk keeping potatoes from this year until next Spring.  You may be importing disease or virus.

Maximum yield of spuds

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 09:18

I would leave it to the professionals.  There are quite a lot of crops I don't think it is worth the effort and space they take up.  

Maincrop potatoes, swedes, maincrop carrots, large quantities of onions and other staples.

I agree with Lyn, stick with the vegetables that are special, such as new potatoes, new carrots, runner and French beans and your own tomatoes.

Round Robin

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 00:54


Lime and brassicas

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:58

Most garden Centres sell bags of garden lime.

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