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I have built my lean to greenhouse and I am aware of the advantage of using it to extend the growing season in the spring time, and for tomato growers in the Autumn too, but can I grow tomatoes all through the winter in a greenhouse.? Are there…Continue
I don't know about everyone else but as soon as New Year is out the way my attention turns once more to my garden. Of course frustration takes hold pretty quickly as its way to early in the year but none the less I have to start pottering. So... I…Continue
I am lucky in most ways with the closeness of the garden to the house so I can plug in at all places in the garden with electric tools which, while heavy, are about less than half the price of petrol driven machines. I make sure I wear rubber boots…Continue
Describe your favourite plant in your garden. Why do you like it? Is it because it's beatiful? Or perhaps it gives you energy or it needs much care as a child or it can relieve your feelings? Please share your thoughts with me!Continue
I must be very challenged for intelligence since I've been growing Alium with a little success for 5-6 years, but never worked through from bulbil to fully grown bulb of the Garlic.What I resent doing, and gardening is very much a matter of trial…Continue
I'm getting the distinct impression that the group is starting to falter and go the way of so many, although I hope I'm wrong. There seems to be a lack of posts about just about anything these days so here's a post about the lack of posts. I've…Continue
Seven years ago I bought what I thought was a late plum variety (Czar) to go with my Opal, an early variety. I got it from Aldi and it was described as being on a dwarf rootstock. It grew strong and healthy to nearly 5 metres but showed no signs of…Continue
I have just planted late Radishes in the seed bed, and Spring onions. There is one big difference in the way that I'm planting now; I have bought a good yardage of very thin fleece I think it is called, and with a garden seething wth birds of about…Continue
Blight arrived in my garden today (19th Aug), which is later than usual - unfortunately I seem to get it every year these days. However, my tomato plants are well advanced, and lots of the fruit has ripened already. I have picked a lot of the…Continue
With a little help I managed to get most of this year's onion crop lifted and laid out for initial drying. They stay outside on these trays for a week or so before going into the greenhouse on wire trays where they stay until absolutely dry. I know…Continue
How are your tomatoes doing, fellow-gardeners?
I don't have any ripe tomatoes yet (though I think some of them are nearly ready), but most of my varieties have set a lot of fruit this year so I'm hoping for a decent harvest - that's as long as the blight stays away!
If you want the full details,…Continue
Don't get me wrong, Christmas is brilliant, obviously. Going home and drinking tonnes of booze and forcing a week's worth of calories down the chute in twenty four hours and then meeting other people that you don't see all that often for more drinks and food and then seeing some of the outlying relatives…