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best cherry tomato?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 23:28

CanIDo This - It's too late to sow tom seeds even for the early fruiting varieties but you can purchase seedlings from your local GC.  

best cherry tomato?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 23:19

I'm still trying out different cherry varieties and grew Christmas Grape last year, it's a heirloom one, ever so tasty but I didn't read the destructions and grew it as a bush when it's a cordon. Surprisingly, it still produced lots of early tiny toms but finished cropping early. Floridity was the same.

I'm growing them again this year as cordons because they both produced lots of tasty toms despite having their side shoots left on. Would recommend both.  

Stamped on lilies

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 22:51

It won't throw up another spike. Friends daughter tripped on the path last year and grabbed a whole pot of lilies to brace her fall, they didn't grow back but are romping away now.

Trellis screen - any idea how much?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 22:27

Pete- I put up my own trellis a couple of years ago, with four trellis and 5 posts, materials cost approx £250 probably purchased half the materials you've used, with spikes, concrete, wood preserve etc the cost soon mounts up. I was surprised to pay £250 just for materials so with labour costs your quote sounds reasonable for a trellis twice the size.         

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 22:08

Like the camera Gg.

Didn't do alot in the garden today. Put out trays of seedlings this morning and bit the bullet this evening by leaving a tray with the biggest seedlings in the GH overnight. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 21:27

Cold, dull and cloudy here for most of the day. 

Not yet commited to leaving seedlings out overnight as the temprature keeps dropping drastically but spuds in bags are all pushingn up shoots and doing well.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 23:55

We went to the scarecrow fair in Wray this evening. Started off as a get together and meal at a local curry house in town. Un be knowing to me, the person booking said it was my birthday, it won't be for a few weeks yet. Free drinks and a nice ice cream cake with sparkler came with the order .

I was driving and so suggested we went out of town after the meal, someone else wanted to go to Wray and a local village pub. The scarecrow fair is on for a week every year, all the Wray villagers usually take part and have scarecrows in their gardens, best one wins a prize, there's different stuff going on each day, the weekend is usually the high light, with a very serious fell run on Monday. 

Well worth a visit if anyone is in the area over the weekend. 

seed trouble

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 23:13

As nutculet says seed sowing can be a bit hit and miss. I've had a poor run of germination this year but a lot were old seeds needing to be sown this year and with hinde sight were probably stored in too warm a place.  

Some biennials are fine in the ground over winter providing they have a good root system and are planted out in plenty of time to establish themselves before the first frost and snow hit them - Bellis, Foxglove, Sweet William and parsley have all come through the winter in my garden ,sown in July and planted out September/ October time.

Sweet Pea and Cornflower prefer being in an unheated GH.

Later in the year I was going to sow, Lupin, Hollyhock and Wallflowers for next year.

 

Which biennials were you thinking of growing.   

Garlic - progress report

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 22:49

Simple answer is no, it's unlikely to be any further on than when it was planted other than having developed a root system under ground. Garlic will grow when the weather starts to warm up. If it's got healthy looking top growth then it should be fine. 

Garlic needs to experience at least 30 days of frost so the bulb will split into cloves hence the reason garlic is planted in October/November time or then February time.

The bulbs will gradually form and split, and unless we have a very dry season they should be ok, if it is dry then watering towards the last few weeks of harvest is recommended but they may start to bolt, which means the garlic starts to form a flower head, these need to be cut off to stop the plant producing seeds, it then concentrates on bulking out the bulb.  

Lanky turnips

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 22:25

It's not to late to start off more turnips, I haven't started mine yet as I was going to plant then later in the season as a winter veg to replace Kohl Rabi. 

Much to my amazement, Kohl Rabi will germinate in a plastic GH in March, nice little seedlings now, not in the least bit leggy and ready to go out, an under rated vegtable in my mind and worth a try for a quick growing veg.  

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Soil like dust...

I've taken over another half plot on the allotment...  
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Sowing parsnips....

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Apples and pears....

Thinking of purchasing a tree or two... 
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Fruit tree ID...

Can anyone identify this fruit tree... 
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Buy cheap pay twice...

I knew when I bought it I shouldn't have done.. 
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What to grow in vacated veg beds....

I've three raised beds.... 
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A vote of confidence....

Just thought I'd share this with fellow posters.... 
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