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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 17:42

Thank you, Penninepetal - wil try to find July's edition now I know it's in there, the pictures and explantion were so simple to follow and will check out the search facility. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 17:23

Went out for provisions for the garden this morning with the intention of spending the afternoon pottering about, it started raining at about 11.30 and hasn't stopped since, so much for the weather forcast 

On a more positive note I picked up some free boxes to make a wormery, seem to recall there being an article in a mag telling you how to make one. Could have been GW mag but I can't find July's edition can anyone help... not in finding the mag but was there a piece in there about wormery's, if not will go through the other mag I get.

whats wrong with my tomatoes

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 10:48

I'm happy to be wrong but don't think it's to much to worry about, one of my plants looked like that and they took a while to go red but I'm picking them now and they taste fine. I';m sure someone else will come along and explain why they are greener at the top, will be interested to know.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 10:26

It was warm and sunny yesterday and the forcast is good for today, so on the strength of that I was up early.

There's a couple of morning glory plants near the back door which are in bloom, one plant flowering in the morning and the other late afternoon!  


Posted: 18/08/2012 at 02:17

I grew a variety of sunflowers this year -  Irish eyes, ruby sunset, teddy bear, giant yellow, russian giant and a couple more whose packets have since been thrown away. Height ranging from 1ft to 8ftplus,. They were all a tab bit disappointing considering previous years I've grown giant yellow to 10ft plus.

Teddy bear showed flowers first and are still flowering,Irish eyes and ruby sunset, are flowering,none of the huge one's have grown above the height of the shed though. I'd be inclinded to try again next year due to the weather this, I was so disappointed with the 6ft plus one's. The multi headed one's, providing you dead head them keep producing flowers but the flowers are dead small.       


Posted: 17/08/2012 at 21:55

Hi, Hollie - I use garlic or seaweed spray (along with other stuff) to deter pests like slugs/snails, green/blackfly in the garden only because one year,to much detergent was put into a spray used, in an attempt to kill blackfly on a blossom tree, the tree nearly died, hence, soapy spays aren't used in Zoomers garden any more although washing up water is poured on the floor of the GH  


Posted: 17/08/2012 at 21:18

donutsmrs-mine didn't do well at all. October sown one's, went through the winter and were looking fab in the spring, best I'd ever grown but I had so much other stuff to plant out by mid spring they'd become a tangled mess. Untangled some, but they never really recovered and when the flower stems started to grow curly, as they were grown to cut I gave up, composted them and planted something else in their place.        

May sow them again in October for next year as I've some seeds left but the jury's still out on that one.

Spring Bulbs

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 21:04

Tim-I bought Christmas cards in January, a box of really expensive looking one's at half price  I'm usually writing them out to catch the last post though

Booth's are cashing in on spring bulbs, they had them in earlier this week, worth a look if you grow in small quantities - 3 packs for £5 or roughly 3 for the price of 2.

August in your garden...

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 20:36

LillyL loved your pics, liked the sunflowers mine didn't do nearly as well. Particularly liked the second from last picture.

Hi, Bev. Thanks for sharing your garden. Such alot of plants.

black peppers

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 20:40

Black patchy mould doesn't sound good. Does the mould come off when you run you finger on it?

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