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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

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 20:33

   I've visited a couple of gardens in the South of France whilst on holiday. 

Can't recall the name of either but one was a cactus garden. We drove past several times, it had a huge wooden billboard outside of a Mexican.

The other had a huge golden statue of a lady laying down in it and there was an outdoor theatre, the flowers were stunning. The garden had been dug out of a quarry.

Garden sculpture

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 23:42

BL. It does take a while to down load. I went and did something else whilst it was loading.

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 23:21

I've been trying for over 12 months to get friends to visit gardens with me but no takers.

Gardenings one of those things, you either like it or you don't and most of my friends don't. They'd would rather spend a weekend away doing other stuff. We did go and see a botanic garden in Durham last year but it was on the way home and me thought...to keep Zoomer happy. I tried to link in the Harrogate show with a weekend in york but was found out and we went somewhere else.

So tonight, bit the bullet and booked a two day trip to visit Kew and to see a guy's garden in Windsor, called Seville. It's not till the end of September and the GH will be closed at Kew but watched David Bellamy's programme about Kew and it was really good. Hope I'm not disappointed.   

 

Garden sculpture

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 22:36

 someone did ask cody to post when the site was up and running, such was the interest . Me thinks this one is the exception to the rule. Cody is a long running poster....and anyone who wants to view the site wil do over the next few days...no harm done...

Thanks cody. Happy gardening. 

Garden sculpture

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 21:58

They are fabulous, cody. The indoor one's would look nice as a feature in any room, will be paying the site a further visit

Sunflower Assist

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 21:45

Give them a little time they'll need to acclimatize to your growing conditions, they'll also need some support if not dwart plants. If they have flower heads forming now though, they sound like dwarf one's and will be smiling up at you when in bloom 

 

Potatoes falling over

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 23:02

It's quite normal if the plants don't have support.

I put cane supports in the bags with twine wrapped round the canes before the spuds start to grow, spuds grown in bags tend to grow taller than those grown in the ground and can be blown over by the wind or simply because they've got top heavy.

They could also be dying back ready for harvest.

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