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clean garden

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 21:50

Hi, Lynne,

It can be hard work, but it's nice after the works done, to look over a tidy garden. I always clear my paths when the snow comes, must be the only person along the terrace who does that though, but then I can walk up the garden path without fear of slipping when the grounds frozen.   

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 21:37

Nice morning driving to work, the sky was blue with white clouds and I caught the birds feeding first thing in the garden which always cheers me up for the day ahead at work.

I've a new feeder which is absolutely rubbish. It seems to leak seeds onto the ground. It was one of the more expensive one's too, decided to branch out from the cheaper plastic one's, that'll teach me. 

Talkback: Tomatoes, aubergines and peppers

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 00:01

I don't grow stuff like cabbage and cauli, caterpillars love them and they take up far to much room. I keep saying I won't grow Brussels again, grew them this year and the caterpillars had a feast.

In  GH -Peppers were a disaster but there's still one plant left with large green peppers on, they refuse to go red...I live in hope.... Aubergines did well, there were a lot of medium sized fruits on about four plants.Chillies did well too.    

 

Tomato growing tips

Posted: 14/11/2012 at 21:12

I had late blight in the GH this year, it didn't seem to effect the crop though as I took off the leaves affected as soon as they appeared and most of the plants has well developed fruit on them before blight attacked them. I'm going to change th soil in the GH bed before planting again next year..

Don't know whether it was coincidence but the plants in the bed seemed to be affected first and then the blight spread to neighbouring plants in pots on the ground. The one's on the bench seemed less affected, they were cherry varieties - xmas grape and floridity .  

 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/11/2012 at 20:53

Dry and bright this morning, rain in the afternoon. Looking forward to the weekend when I can see the garden again.

Tomato Seeds

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 16:58

Thank you Geoff, Checked out the site and the prices are really reasonable especially for pepper plants shall have a better look later..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 16:42

It's been cold but dry and bright here in the NW.

What's for tea?

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 23:45

I fancied pizza all week...but resisted temptation... you really can't make them better than a take-away....my home toppings are good but I can't make a base I now buy a thin crispy pizza with little topping then add my own     

Tuna bake and salad for tea.

Does anyone know when Comet are actually closing, I'd like an Amerian fridge freezer but they're a tab bit expensive, me thinks this could be an opportunity to get one half price currently stuff is only 10% off at the store near us though.  

 

 

Ornamental grasses

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 23:17

Pineapplesage is Monty's plant of the week, in his regular rag feature. Monty refers to it as a risky plant as it isn't very hardy and can be blacken by frost. It's best grown under protection and coming from Central America needs summer heat in July and August to produce flowers. Here in the NW,  July and August were a wash out with very little sun.

Sounds like your's is planted out in the garden, has it not suffered from the poor weather we've had this year and how are you over wintering it... 

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 22:12

gardeninggenes. My plant has more fingers on it's leaves - at least nine. The flower heads are the same though, it's started to produce flower heads which usually bloom end of November, beginning of December. It's hardy and doesn't need fleecing.   

I thought it was a Fatsia Japonica but don't they flower in October and are only half hardy, not liking temps below 0, here in the NW this plant has gone through several Winters when we've had snow. I just knock the snow off the leaves and it comes up smiling in the spring. It does well in full sun too. It does get yellowing leaves usually in the spring when producing new leaves but there are some now when it's flowering.    

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Slug solution....

I found a slow worm on the plot today. 
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Last Post: 02/04/2014 at 21:38

Every so pleased...first plants will go in at the weekend...

After much hard work and several weekends later...it's suprising what you can do in a few hours...  
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 09:32

A differnt Q about Lily Beetle...

Want to use the spent compost from lilies grown in pots elsewhere... 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 21:54

What do rabbits not eat...

There's an area at the bottom of the plot which will not be enclosed...  
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Last Post: 23/03/2014 at 21:57

Clearing brambles...

There were brambles down one side of the allotment... 
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Last Post: 19/02/2014 at 20:46

Rabbit's on the allotment and other Q's...

Firstly, advise needed to build a rabbit proof fence. 
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Last Post: 19/02/2014 at 21:17

First day on the allotment...

The first day was stopped at half time due to rain...  
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Last Post: 04/02/2014 at 21:15

Strawberry sticks

Has anyone grown these... 
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Last Post: 23/01/2014 at 20:42

New allotment OMG...

I've just signed up for an allotment... 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 09:56

Spud fairs...

It's that time of year again when thoughts turn to which spuds to grow... 
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Last Post: 24/01/2014 at 20:50

Christmas trees...

Who will be buying a real tree this year... 
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Last Post: 29/11/2013 at 16:18

GH tom bed...

The soil/compost was changed this year...  
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Last Post: 11/11/2013 at 20:54

Wild life...

Has anyone been watching Autumnwatch...  
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Last Post: 06/11/2013 at 21:41

Saving bean seeds...

This was a new venture last year... 
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Last Post: 06/10/2013 at 20:49

Self seeding foxglove...

I was a tab bit slow in collecting seeds from foxglove...  
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Last Post: 07/10/2013 at 23:12
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