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Latest posts by Zoomer44

Summer Bulbs

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 23:00

Gladioli aren't yet ready to flower, I'm no expert but the one's I grow won't flower until September time. If you have good strong growth there is nothing to worry about, mine are growing well but there isn't hint of a flower stem yet.

Fed up with the heat!

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 22:45

New seedlings and potted plants need lots of water when the weather is hot and dry...

Summer Bulbs

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 22:41

Hi, Wendy.

It would help to know which bulbs you planted.  

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 21:46

I've picked loads of veg today, most of it's still young and tender.

Every so pleased with the courgettes, green one's being picked, the yellow one's have just started to grow and I'm hoping the plant not yet showing anything are either round courgettes or squash lost the labels long ago      

Spent the best part of the afternoon on a sun lounger, in the shade, reading.

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 20:49

  Yes, brings back plesant memories of my jollies. Will be booking flights again soon for September.

HELP! plant identifying its ruining my life

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 22:56

Hi, Holly...I have the same problem with a neighbours plant  Only this evening, I pulled yards of it off the roof of the shed but it's rapidly climbing up the side of the house. 

A couple of years ago I erected a 6ft high trellis, 1ft in front of the dividing fence, to both hide the fence and create a divide between the neighbours invasive climbers and my plants but the tenticles reach over, and given the chance would start to curl around the plants on the trellis   

If you find a solution please let us know.   

Missing Profiles

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 21:26

Starting a veg garden

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 22:46

Hi, Inky,

Christmas spuds can also be planted now in potato bags and will be ready in late October. Usually they are left in their bags until Christmas long after the plant has died as the potatoes will keep in the compost but should be ready in October if planted in July, the longer left to plant though the less likely they are to grow to a reasonable size.   .

Strawberries in the greenhouse?

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 22:20

You are more likley to get earlier strawberries if grown in a polytunnel or GH but once the weather warms up they grow just as well outside and don't need as much watering.

I had a trough the same size as yours in the GH James. It was brought outside a few weeks ago and all the strawberries have now been picked. 

In a GH the fruit is more likely to go rotten due to the heat during the summer, hanging baskets will dry up daily so unless you have the time to water, once, sometimes twice a day it's not worth the effort in my opinion.    

Missing Profiles

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 22:04

I'm orite then mi spelins gud

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