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New products I've discovered

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 20:22

I like using stuff made by Sanctuary, not sure how natural the products are but they have a good range and add stuff like jojoba to their products.    

Poppy problem on Veg plot

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 20:03

I'm happy to be wrong but they look very similar to the poppies which grow in my garden, I read somewhere, the seeds can lay dormant in the soil for 10yrs or more, waiting for the right conditions to grow again and I can believe that. 

Don't want to be the bringer of bad news but if they are the one's in my garden I've been trying to get rid for over 20yrs. If you let the flowers go to seed they explode everywhere.

On a more positive note they reproduce by self seeding, so as long as you don't let the flowers go to seed eventually the numbers will reduce and emerging seedlings can either be hoed into your soil on the veg beds or pulled out. 

 

New products I've discovered

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 19:33

It's also a good idea in the summer to get a good suncream and aftersun, surprising how you can catch the sun if you are out in the garden, even just for a few hours.

 

What's your day been like?

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 19:20

Would you believe it. I'm going to see a plot tomorrow, didn't think it would be that quick. Ever so excited  

strawberry patch

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 23:14

Don't do anything now, strawberries are really hardy, it won't do any harm leaving on the yellowing foilage and dead leaves.

New products I've discovered

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 22:42

Nothing wrong with taking care of your hands and nails. I use a hand cream daily and try to wear gloves when gardening but despite setting off with good intentions the gloves come off.

My nails suffer through gardening so I file them flat and square rather than rounded now...it stops them breaking...and keep a bar of soap near the kitchen sink, which if you can remember to dig your nails into before going out into the garden, stops soil from getting under your nails.

I really enjoy this forum

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 22:19

Hey, Tracey,

At least stuff does grow in Blackpool. The gardens on the front, driving past the dunes towards Lytham, are amazing considering all the sand, wind and rain they get, and few, if any, are gravelled over.   

Building a Greenhouse

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 20:39

It depends if you want beds in the GH or are going to have a hard surface throughout. Just having beds is going to be cheaper but you'll still need a path down the middle.   

I opted for a bed down one side and hard surface on the other for a potting bench.

I used scaffolding planks to form a frame and laid flagstones on levelled builders sand. Then inside made a bed down one side with a gravel path in the middle, framed with wood and laid on weed membrane.

I enlisted the help of my brother for advice, he's a builder, so was told how to lay the flags and to ensure the surface was level. I live on a hill so needed to build the ground up on one and lower it on the other.   

I really enjoy this forum

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 23:51

sgl...LOL...

Essential Tools

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 20:47

Lots of good advise above.

I'd recommend the Wolf system of interchangeable handles and assorted heads for tools. I haven't got the system but would if I needed to start from fresh.

Don't think anyone's mentioned a thermometer for the GH ,not sure it's a tool more an essential item. Most people rate the max/min one's, if you choose this get one which you can change the battery.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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Replanting blueberry bushes...

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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Anyone grow globe artichokes...

After saying I wasn't going to grow them several weeks ago I picked up 12 plants from the nearly dead section of a store.... 
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How to pollinate a Bramley apple tree...

I'd like to grow both dessert and culnary apple tree's...  
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Growing grass paths...

It's just an idea forming... 
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Td immunisations...

I was reading through the infor from the alloment association on the site where I have a plot... 
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'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

My neighbour has a 'mile as minute' climber growing along the fence... 
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Something has been eating my chillies and toms...

Something has been nibbling at my chillies and toms...  
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Soil like dust...

I've taken over another half plot on the allotment...  
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Last Post: 02/08/2014 at 22:49

Q about transplanting fruit bushes...

I've grown some cuttings at home and have some well establishes bushes to transplant.. 
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Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 23:03

Weeds in the GH....

I've inherited a GH with no glass on a new allotment plot... 
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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 18:54

Little gems...

I've about a dozen Little gem lettuce plants growing in pots.... 
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