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GARDEN RELATED ....

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 19:27

I'm potting up or sowing seeds in the GH at present when it's raining but then catch up with gardening progammes on iplayer or go through the natural history programmes, I like David Attonborugh, not quite gardening unless you own Kew Gardens or a house in the jungle .

Like Bev, I''m trying to plan what to grow and where to plant it. GH plan has changed several times, I'm trying to decide what to grow in the GH bed which isn't a tomato, there's space for 9 plants, decided on what to plant in 7ish spaces.  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 19:07

Only reached about 4C here. We had light snow, it was so light I had to go outside to check it was snowing. 

Did some potting up in the GH. The neighbouring allotment was a hive of activity today, a newbie said hello through the fence, which was friendly.

There look to be some poor cultivated plots this year, was thinking of asking the chair of the committee if anyone wants to share a plot although I believe waiting lists are long but heard you get priority if you live nearby, I'm 5ft away

BEST OPTION

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 20:23

In the main I found, compost, I bought last year was poor quality, it was more luck  than design that the occassional bag was good quality, so, thought ahead and made most of my own compost for this year.

Mine is a small garden with only three veg beds and a couple of flower beds so was able to store enough leaf mould and had space for a bin of horse muck to happily rot down over last year. This went on the veg beds in the autumn and along with spent compost from a failed Xmas spud crop which has been used to mulch the flower beds, what's in the full darlek will be for pots.

I'd advise a mix of bought and home grown compost.

Good luck with what you've bought.     

This made me spill my tea over the keyboard!

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 19:31

Your Favourite Tools

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 19:27

Loppers with extending handles, great for reaching the neighbours climbers as they start to creep over the fence, a pair of pink handled secateurs, only pair that have never been lost, and a new favourite, I've just bought a seed sowing kit from Wilkinson's with dibber, seed disperser, fine sieve and a little thingy which you lower seedlings into compost with.

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 23:29

Just watched GW on iplayer. Enjoyed most of the programme but it all can't appeal to everyone. Liked Monty's raised veg beds and recycled path, nice to see Nigel and the stray  chicken running across the camera's view .

Looking forward to Beachgrove.

  

"My Reviews"

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 22:44

Hi, Daniel..

My reviews also stand at 1256 and today I'm supposed to have posted this..

Posted: 08 March 2013 Overall: I have bought and planted hellebore orientalis seeds 2 years running. kept them in the greenhouse but have had no germination at all. where am i going wrong ?  

 Haven't been through the 1256 reviews but suspect I haven't reviewed any of the plants mentioned and certainly haven't sown hellebore orientalis seeds two years running.  

Seed swap

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 21:41

Joyce. I already have lots of different veg seeds, more than enough for this year. If anyone does want any veg seeds though I'm happy to swap some of my extra seeds.   

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 21:32

Wet and windy here. 

The wind must have been quite strong as when I got home it had ripped a 9ft long plastic covered, metal framed, cloche out of the ground and blown it across the garden. The GH stopped it in it's tracks, luckily none of the glass was broken.

figrat. You'll soon know if you have sweet pea. 

Repotting a Christmas Tree...

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 21:22

I remember the thread about Christmas tree's now, just been through it again. Some nice tree's and good advise. I also contributed but don't know how to retrieve old threads.

It looks like a Norwegian Spruce, will pot it up as advised and move it to a shady spot in the summer, that's if we get one this year. It would be nice if it did grow 3ft.

I also bought three tiny variegated conifers before winter last year, wasn't sure what to do with those but presumably they can be treated the same as the Spruce.  

 

Discussions started by Zoomer44

A vote of confidence....

Just thought I'd share this with fellow posters.... 
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Help...marestail and other nasties...

And I thought brambles and rabbits were going to be the biggest problem... 
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Slug solution....

I found a slow worm on the plot today. 
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Every so pleased...first plants will go in at the weekend...

After much hard work and several weekends later...it's suprising what you can do in a few hours...  
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 09:32

A differnt Q about Lily Beetle...

Want to use the spent compost from lilies grown in pots elsewhere... 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 21:54

What do rabbits not eat...

There's an area at the bottom of the plot which will not be enclosed...  
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Last Post: 23/03/2014 at 21:57

Clearing brambles...

There were brambles down one side of the allotment... 
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Last Post: 19/02/2014 at 20:46

Rabbit's on the allotment and other Q's...

Firstly, advise needed to build a rabbit proof fence. 
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Last Post: 19/02/2014 at 21:17

First day on the allotment...

The first day was stopped at half time due to rain...  
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Last Post: 04/02/2014 at 21:15

Strawberry sticks

Has anyone grown these... 
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Last Post: 23/01/2014 at 20:42

New allotment OMG...

I've just signed up for an allotment... 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 09:56

Spud fairs...

It's that time of year again when thoughts turn to which spuds to grow... 
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Last Post: 24/01/2014 at 20:50

Christmas trees...

Who will be buying a real tree this year... 
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Last Post: 29/11/2013 at 16:18

GH tom bed...

The soil/compost was changed this year...  
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Last Post: 11/11/2013 at 20:54

Wild life...

Has anyone been watching Autumnwatch...  
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