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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 23:47
If you add too much water you get less flavour; Water is cheap when translated into heavier potatoes.

In our own gardens most of us go for good flavour rather than heavy tasteless crops. Just compare the taste of a home-grown tomato versus a shop-bought one.

I.D. Required please

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 20:00
Pink flowers, could it be everlasting sweet pea?

how to get rid of wasp nest?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 19:57
They could be bumble bees. Should be left alone, they are not usually aggressive unless you tip over their home, turn the hose on them, etc, etc, etc.....

The children, cats and humans are in little danger from them.

Strawberry Plant Leaves

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 17:21
Well, yes they will. Removing leaves will make no difference to that. Summer holidays always coincide with some vital gardening event.

Strawberry Plant Leaves

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 16:19
The plants need their leaves for a few weeks more. After the crop is over, you can cut all the leaves off.

Which netting /mesh for growing brassicas?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 10:55
Ball things are fine, but you have to buy them. Jars are usually free!

Sambucus Nigra Black Tower

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 23:44
I have never known the 'black' elders flower so well as they are this year.

RHS Online Plant Shop

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 23:42
The RHS offers a generous guarantee on their receipts. Take them up on it, the plants are expensive.

Poppy seed head

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 23:39
Place the seed head in a paper bag and hang the bag somewhere dry where the seed head can mature until the seeds are rattling dry. You may be lucky.

Next year ask the kind people if you can tie a paper bag over the seed head on the plant until the seeds are ripe. Good luck.

not enough bees

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 23:29
Did you hear them discussing this on Gardeners Question Time? Apparently our bees are not very good at spotting the particular shade of red of runner beans. Humming birds are the normal pollinators where runners originally came from.

We all might have more success with white flowered runner beans.

Ain't nature wonderful !!??

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