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Latest posts by Zoomer44

Brill idea for runnerbeans

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 21:03

Jengil. I'd thought of something different this year to grow along side pea's and beans. My garden's like Dr Who's Tardis so every available space is used. I've sweetpea with  pea's this year and have nasturtiums and morning glory seedlings which could be planted along side the beans. It all add's colour and attracts the good guy's like bee's and ladybirds.    

Greenhouse learner

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 20:05

I move indoor cacti in there when the weather warms up and sow biennials in the GH August/September time ready for planting out later in the season other than that it's mainly the usual veg... toms, peppers, chillies and aubergines. I'm going to grow yard long red noodles in there this year for a first  

Can't help with suggestions for a floral/foliage display, I'm sure another poster will be along to make suggestions though. 

Happy gardening...

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 19:54

It's rained all day here. It was raining at 7am and still raining when I got in from work at 6pm.

Stuff hardened off outside has been brought back in as their trays are getting water logged. Can't complain, at least the ground has got a much needed soak, and mooli growing in a rasied bed, is loving this weather...makes a mental note to thin it out tomorrow if the rain stops...

Strawberry Mata

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 19:40

My strawberries and alpine strawberries are grown under gooseberry/currant bushes and neither the garlic or seaweed spray affects the taste, it smells a little when first sprayed but once dry there's no odour.

If you are worried, just wait to pick after rain or water well with a watering can one or two days before.

 

Greenhouse learner

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 22:24

Wish I was you, how nice to receive a GH as a retirement gift.

You already sound knowledgable with the stuff you are growing, I can't for the life of me get basil to grow in there. How big is the GH and what type of plants do you like.   

MOB rants

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 22:04

GG. It is worrying isn't it.

MOB rants

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 20:51

Just reading the postings and stuff about technology and children.

I've a moan about social network sites, which me thinks, have a lot to answer for. Those who own these sites are making millions, yet make few, if any checks on the people who access them and in some cases, I may be very wrong, but it seems anything goes and if you act as a good parent by limiting your childs access at home, children can go and access the net on someone's mobile phone, in the library or at school!

Strawberry Mata

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 18:57

I used straw, but only once, it was a real chore removing it all at the end of the growing season and it was a haven for slugs when it got wet.  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 18:49

Over the weekend we had two days of sunshine, so planned to plant out courgettes and squash today but it's rained all day. Beginning to think this is not going to be a good year for growing veg. 

Strawberry Mata

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 18:20

The garlic mix, is simply garlic boiled up in a pan of water. I use a couple of bulbs and mash the cloves before putting in the water. Leave it to cool and bottle it up. It keeps for several weeks. You can spray as often or as little as you wish. It doesn't kill the slugs but seems to keep them off plants.

Add a small amount of cooking oil and it kills aphids.

I also make seaweed feed. Drift seaweed collected off the beach ( you aren't allowed to pick it ), makes excellent feed for your vegs and is good as a foilage spray. Fill two big bags full, pierce the bags and drop in a tub of water, leave it to stew for at least six weeks and bottle it up. I water this down to 1/2 litre per watering can for a feed and 50/50 as a spray.    

 

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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