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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 20:01

I've been in Carlisle today. They had it cool today, coming back on the train the sun was out and it looks to have been quite a lot warmer here in the NW.

I forgot to open the GH door this morning, won't be doing that again, some plants were looking very wilted this evening.

Waste of time & effort ?

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 19:56

Cabbage. At the time I only had two veg beds 4ft by 10ft and was told they are easy pezzy to grow, can't go wrong. They were easy pezzy to grow but are huge and took up one veg bed. I may have grown 6, hardly a glut and I spent several nerve racking weeks keeping the slugs and caterpiller off the leaves for a crop which didn't taste that much different from stuff in the supermarket.     

Making a wormery...

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 18:23

Has anyone made a wormery and can one be made with containers which are about 10' deep. They fit snugly together, on top of each other but might be too deep for worms to pass through each chamber.

If you've made a wormery, how did you do it... 

daughters new garden

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 17:56

Looks like some hard work is coming your daughters way but if it's a first garden, what a good size.

It's always nice to start with a blank canvas. Decking is very popular but needs maintaining and can get slimy and slippy in wet weather and we've had plenty of that recently. I suggest flagging the area near to the house. If budget allows go with decking, with a glass canopy over it. This means with table and chairs, the garden can be enjoyed come rain or shine, throughout the seasons and becomes an extra room.  

Is your daughter a keen gardener, have children, does she want a low maintenance garden, would she consider growing fruit and veg? A herb bed is a must for anyone who likes cooking.   

 

Plant identification please

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 17:31

 Thanks Bob, I can see it better now

Blueberries...

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 17:21

Thanks MMP, I must live in a soft water area

free plants/bulbs/seeds from mag

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 16:56

Amateur Gardening mag also has free seeds every week, I only buy it if I want the seeds and at £1.99 you would pay that for the seeds alone. It's also one of the cheapest gardening mags at present and as it come out weekly, you have something to read whilst waiting for the next GW mag to drop through the door. .

Containers - specialist compost or from the garden?

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 16:49

I agree with Dove.

And....GC/store bought compost has been fairly unreliable for the past couple of years. With home grow stuff at least you know whats in it. As for introducing pests, this can also happen with new plants bought for the garden, you take your chances.

Try making more of your own stuff, I have leaf mould, muck and a dalek on the go for next year. It all gets mixed together in a wheel barrow along with bought compost...if you fill big pots it can work out expensive to buy.

Try recycling some of your old compost. I save the compost from my spud bags, mix it with fertilser to add nutrients and either put it on flower beds as a mulch or use it for plants which need re-potting. You need to make sure all the spuds are out though, other wise you get random spud plants popping up everywhere          

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 16:23

Wet and windy... 

Talkback: Lily beetles

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 16:13

Most of my lilies are grown in pots and this year was the first sighting of lily beetles, not many but enough to know they are there.

My Q is would it get rid of the larvea if the bulbs were lifted after flowering and die back, washed off compost and then repoted in fresh compost for next year?

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