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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 21:17

You guy's all sound like you've been busy with producive plots . Think I'm about 4-6 weeks behind everyone. My toms are only 2inches tall so bought some for the GH, it has glass in now, also have chillies, peppers, aubergines and cue's in there. It's still only half full though so went oin a further trip to Mammoth Onions yesterday. 

It's not been very good planting out weather here and alot of plot holders have lost stuff. Veg in modules is growing painfully slow. Only rubarb to harevest but strawberries are all in flower and the fruit bushes are looking good. Spuds have just started to poke through the soil.  

Favourite gardening activity

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 21:40

I like harvesting the fruits of my labour. Rubarb was first this year and it looks like gooseberries will be next followed by either strawberries or the berry bushes.

Me thinks strawberries and friends/family will be invited round to pick them followed by a bar-b with meat seasoned by herbs from the plot/garden. I like sharing .

Anyone seen any ladybirds?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 18:58

I had some in the GH, never seen them in there before but also had greenfly on a chilli plant last week, needless to say there aren't any greenflies in there now .

There's been a few on the allotment and I've seen bee's but at least two plot holders have bee hives, they've certainly been coming out on warm days. .

Lillies

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 21:14

Patience is a virtue Baza, nice to see your lillies are beginning to show

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 21:07

I'm sure you had a nice day, how rewarding to share with others your garden. Loved your veg patch

Cleaning plastic plant labels

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:34

I use a stabilo marker pen and dip them in neat bleach for a couple of days, comes off no probs. 

Beans

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:23

my wigwam blew over last yr and the beans got conjested at the top so I'm growing in a row this yr.

Too late to plant potatoes?

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 19:53

Sorry for not getting back sooner - Mooresthemerrier.

I did grow spuds in bags and was never disappointed. Grown them in the ground for past 2yrs. Spuds like seaweed which can be mixed in with the compost if planting in bags or put in the bottom of the trench if planting in the ground. All my 1st/2nd earlies flowered last year, not sure if it was the varieties or the seaweed.  

If you can get seaweed, it makes a good mulch as you earth up or can simply be scattered on top of the ridge of your spuds.    

Currant bushes ...should I be worried...

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 19:35

Sorry for not getting back sooner.

Yes, pansyface they do look like that. Thanks for the link, it tells you how to deal with the problem. I didn't see any aphids though or ants but that's not to say they aren't there.

I'll carry on taking off the affected leaves as they appear.  

Chilli plant is looking rather ill

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 18:53

Are you opening the door and vents in the GH. This will bring down the temperature.

Increasing the humidity will also bring it down. I watered the gravel path in mine today and the temp dropped by 5 degree's.  

Also closing the door, early evening as the temp starts dropping will keep some heat in the GH over night so the temp doesn't drop so low.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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Can they be used as a mulch round blueberry bushes. 
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Weed wands...

Do any posters use them... 
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Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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I'm growing them for the first time... 
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Currant bushes ...should I be worried...

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Growing lillies.

A Q about used compost...  
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Best compost for 2015

Thought I start as new compost thread. 2013 from what I recall wasn't a particularly good year for compost,  
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I've a couple of bushes in pots.... 
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Advent calendar prize draw...

Has anyone won anything.... 
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Glode artichokes, over wintering..

Hadn't planned to grow these... 
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