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I got two ways of growing Asparagus,1) two year crowns in gro bags2) a dozen plugs from a merchant.I thought the plugs were well and truly dead, and was about to give up in disgust, when a green foliage tip appeared about a month ago, so now I know…Continue
At the end of last year, I took my best Carrots and set them to seed.I selected them by the longest, fattest, best colour and best condition and then laid them flat on the green house floor and covered with compost. They started to grow just a…Continue
I had to clear all the staging from the greenhouse this weekend to make room for the cucumbers. Ithen sat them in 25 ltr pots filled with a multipurpose compost, mixed with some vermiculite to hold the moisture. I then tied one cane upright and…Continue
I have a potato plant, Desiree, whose leave shave become very short and curly. It started a few days ago and now has become widespread in the plant though not yet among its close neighbouring pots. What could be the problem?
Hello! I haven't been here for ages, but you guys have always provided good advice, so I thought I'd pop by with a question about mint...I was wondering about planting a few mints in open ground - am I mad?? There is lawn at the front (so any…Continue
My overwintered onions are starting to thicken up nicely but I noticed today that two of them had bolted so I nipped out the flower stalks. I guess it's the cool weather that's caused it so it might be worth everyone's while keeping an eye on their…Continue
I appreciate I haven't been on here in some time, but I have been watching for the past week and the forum seem pretty quite compared to how it use to be. There seems to be just a small handful of people commenting Where is everyone and why is it so…Continue
Busy ole day, tomato plants bought a fortnight ago today, 2 gardeners delight, 2 alicante, been potted up in builders buckets, canned and side shoots taken off, growing well noticed a yellow flower forming this morning on one delight, also sowed purple sprouting broccoli, some Brussels, and some primo cabbage, finishing off with some kale, couldn't sow them any earlier has i shall only be able to plant out after i dig my early potatoes, carrots coming well but still waiting for parsnips to…Continue
I am new to this site and also relatively new to gardening. I live in Gloucestershire and have a courtyard garden i.e. decking and gravel and I grow in self watering troughs, pots and trugs. This suits me as I have limited mobility because of rheumatoid arthritus, there are only two of us in the household so I don't have to grow a huge amount of anything. I started last year with the usual suspects and found that I adore home grown tomatoes,…Continue
So.........We have just bought a house with a large garden ( woop) which at the moment seems to be full of daffodils, which now wont flower until next spring- i find them completely useless as most of the year they are just green leaves- weeds......great for the wildlife but makes you look like a…Continue
May 9th 2015 19:30
Its crazy how as a childless( so far) 29 year old, one gets quite attached to things which with think need our care, be that a bunny rabbit, a beloved old and decrepit teddy bear, or in my case my veg! I had to leave my poor babies unattended last weekend, and hoped that they would be OK. I should have prepared more in retrospect and built them their own…Continue