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fallen leaves

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 23:34

Storing leaves in bags for 2yrs may be difficult to acheive if you have limited space, after 1yr they can be put on your beds or round plants as a mulch, and put on at this time of year Oct/Nov, will rot down further over winter and can be dug into the soil in the spring.

If you can't store leaves but want them to be put to better use than to recycle and waste, drive past an allotment and ask if they want the bags. I acquired six bags after walking past a house where the guy was raking up leaves, he was more than happy to give them away and it saved him a trip to the recycle bank. 

Cheap seeds - again!

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 22:36

If there are children's seed sections at your GC, check them out too, I've found these seeds are often cheaper than the same variety in a grown ups packet of seeds. 

I started to save my own seeds this year, can't get cheaper than that although some seeds are harder to save than others.

What are your favourite plants from gc bargain section?

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 22:23

I bought some geraniums from the nearly dead section 25p each a few months ago, they were a bargain just for the pots and I've 6 healthy looking plants now which were repotted and brought indoors today for next year.

Also a couple of dahlias for 50p which went on to produce a lovely show of flowers and a couple of large tubers.

Signs of Spring!!!

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 22:06

I've crocus coming through and there's also lots of buds and flowers just beginning to show  on a clematis cirrhosa 

Smiley Faces

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 23:37

Can we have some which move

Plants for June Wedding

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 22:50

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 .  

 

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