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Cayte Norman replied to Irinochka's discussion the favourite plant in your garden.
"I have to say blueberries . They have to be looked after in pots as I don't have an acid soil…"
Nov 21
Zoe Brooks replied to Irinochka's discussion the favourite plant in your garden.
"What a difficult question, Irinochka. I could have named so many. But I think I will say…"
Nov 9
Irinochka posted a discussion

the favourite plant in your garden.

Describe your favourite plant in your garden. Why do you like it? Is it because it's beatiful? Or…See More
Nov 8
Zoe Brooks replied to VP's discussion Pimp your blog! in the group UK Veg Bloggers
"Hello everyone, I have been blogging for years but not about gardening. However I have just started…"
Nov 6
Zoe Brooks joined Gillian Carson's group

UK Veg Bloggers

If you're in the UK and you blog about growing vegetables then this is the group for you!
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Nov 6
Colin Robinson replied to Gareth Howell's discussion Do you grow Tomatoes in Winter?
"You have to look at the economics of growing in winter even if you can overcome the obvious…"
Oct 30
Maureen Kincaid Speller joined Richard Walton's group

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A forum for the ever-increasing band of folk who just love both growing and cooking with chilliesSee More
Oct 30

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the favourite plant in your garden.

Started by Irinochka. Last reply by Cayte Norman Nov 21. 2 Replies

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

Do you grow Tomatoes in Winter?

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Colin Robinson Oct 30. 1 Reply

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

Garlic Bulbils; How much splitting can I do?

Started by Gareth Howell Oct 29. 0 Replies

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

Garden Shredder

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell Oct 24. 2 Replies

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


Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Gareth Howell Oct 23. 23 Replies

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


Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Gareth Howell Oct 23. 1 Reply

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

Black Radishes + Spring Onions.

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell Aug 22. 1 Reply

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 hits my tomatoes...

Started by Mark Willis Aug 19. 0 Replies

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

drying onions

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Mark Willis Aug 19. 1 Reply

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


Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Mark Willis Aug 6. 4 Replies

Into hospital tomorrow for major surgery so no gardening for a while. I managed to get final sowings of spring onions, lettuce, radish and pak choi done today so when I'm back to full fitness it should be time to sit back and just enjoy the harvest…Continue

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Tomato update - early July

Posted by Mark Willis on July 2, 2017 at 16:09 0 Comments

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,…


Review of some 1st Early potatoes

Posted by Mark Willis on June 24, 2017 at 19:00 1 Comment

I have lifted all of my First Early potatoes now. Here's my review of the 6 different varieties.…


2017 Chillis

Posted by Mark Willis on June 24, 2017 at 18:47 0 Comments

My chillis have certainly enjoyed the really hot weather during the middle of June. Here's a "situation report" blogpost about them...…


How to get things to grow #1: How we sow

Posted by Lee James on March 12, 2017 at 18:01 0 Comments

The allotment chat on this blog functions pretty much as a diary of what we've grown, rather than how we've grown it. However, we've been doing this for a bunch of years now, and have over that time…


Festive allotment check-up

Posted by Lee James on December 29, 2016 at 16:45 0 Comments

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…


Late season scorecard

Posted by Lee James on September 25, 2016 at 20:19 0 Comments

We've been neglecting the plot again. Not full-on Fritzl-level neglect you understand, but certainly enough to alert the authorities, assuming that there were any authorities that paid attention to neglected…

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