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Talkback: Planting out tomatoes

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 21:00
I have nt seen any aphids yet, but have lots of ladybirds, I wonder if that means we are going to have lots of aphids. I ve planted 2 tomatoe plants outside in a container with a cloche over it. Fingers crossed. Kathleen Woodward

planting broad beans

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 17:13
Thats a good idea, recycling newspapers as pots is great too. I ve recycled all sorts of things to protect my vegetabled from my cat and birds.

planting broad beans

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 11:19

I sowed Aquadulce Claaudia direct in November and had good results, they re in flower now, last week I sowed Bunyards Exhibition directly, but covered them with a cloche, as I read they rot if they get too wet, and with the weather as it is, I m pleased I did, I hope the cloche will keep mice off (or my cats will) and I have put slug pellets down, as the slugs are rampant now everywheres so wet. I was given a second water butt yesterday, and its full this morning,

Talkback: The benefit of freezing weather in the garden

Posted: 08/02/2012 at 21:18
Will my purple sprouting broccli and aqua dulca broad beans recover from the frost, they re drooping now?

Talkback: Gardening jobs for snowy weather

Posted: 06/02/2012 at 22:50
My purple sprouting broccli and bridsel sprouts have drooped terribly in this snow and frost, will they recover?

Work in Progress

Posted: 27/01/2012 at 20:44

Hi Eddie, what area is your garden?, have you thought of joining the open garden scheme? my little garden is only about 10 square yards, we have an area for the family to sit and eat outside, and my grandchildren to play, and for the first time I grew most of our vegetables last year, some in raised beds made out of old pallets, and I dug up most of the shrubs, keeping 3 roses and a hydranger. I grow lots of herbs, and keep the cottage garden character with hardy geraniums, pansies etc around the edges. I d love a bigger garden, but could nt cope with one the size of yours, and could nt design or build the wonderful structures you have made.

Keeping Cats off My Veg Patch

Posted: 27/01/2012 at 20:28

I have 2 cats, and I cover my vegetables with old fireguards etc, I leave an area for my cats toilet, and I turn the ground over regularly, also, my cats are kept indoors at night, and use 2 litter trays before they go out in the morning, this summer they were great at chasing away cabbage white butterflies, and they ve been keeping a pigeon away from the purple sprouting and brussels. 

Keeping Cats off My Veg Patch

Posted: 27/01/2012 at 19:32

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 19/01/2012 at 09:27

I had an enjoyable hour yesterday reading my seed packets, and writing when and where to sow them, outdoors or indoors, I think I can sow leeks and tomatoes indoors this month. We will be having our first ever home grown brussel sprouts this weekend

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 17/01/2012 at 22:40

I was new to veg gardening 2 years ago, I grew broad beans and runner beans in my small walled cottage garden, and carrots and peas in large tubs and troughs, mainly so my little grandsons could see where vegetables come from, and pick them for their tea.  This spring my son built me 2  three foot high raised beds with old pallets, we had carrots, french beans, lettuce, american land cress, which is still growing, I grew pak choi, but slugs or snails destroyed them. I ve grown purple sprouting and brussel plants in the garden, and they re doing really well. I m keeping a gardeing diary, so I can see what I ve done and when each year. I can t wait to start again 

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Talkback: The benefit of freezing weather in the garden

Will my purple sprouting broccli and aqua dulca broad beans recover from the frost, they re drooping now? 
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