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I grew Lollo Rosso and little gem lettuce, the slugs left the red Lollo alone. I grew ball and pointed cabbage , they were not keen on the pointed type, yet munched away heartily on the round ones. And the birds did not touch my golden raspberries…Continue
Hi all don't know if 1 am in right place or that I amallowed to do this or not,If not I appologise now. We have about 6 empty plots on our site Hucker Rd Pleck Walsall WestIf any one interested get in touch or come on down Continue
I planted about 20 tomato plants but only this one has produced Tomatoes. I feel tempted to pick them now but maybe not ? What would you do ? Is it worth leaving them on the plant any longer ?…Continue
I went today to buy some "generic British" veg seeds to send to a friend in the USA, things like cabbages, beetroot, parsnips, herbs etc. I found some excellent-value seed packs at Wilkinsons. They were priced at 60p and 80p, but when I went to the…Continue
I was delighted to discover that the grapes I bought frpom a specialist supplier was exactly what they said it was, a grape to produce red wine.However, the growing of them is not easy. Is it a good principle to "thin" the grapes on the cluster to…Continue
now i am not completly new to growing veg been doing it for some time but this year i have grown parsnips and usually they are just showing the crowns however this year they have gone well down out of sight but when pulled are average size for these…Continue
I am experiencing some mice damage on the remans of my ripening outdoor tomatoes- Ferline and Marmande. I have tried bait but it has not been touched- and why should it when there are tasty tomatoes to be had instead! It is definitely mouse and not…Continue
Can you put the really fine cellophane, shredded, on a compost heap or does it end up half way through a carrot when fully grown, as a full piece of foreign matter?This weather has been so dry that I got down to pruning a Box (sempervivens)…Continue
I tell myself that I should look it up before asking anybody here to gossip with me, but I can find only pictures of mature Celeriac to guide me and no instructive advice at all.I like the taste of celeriac even more than I do of celery.Is the…Continue
read more ...When we are away from home taking a break at the coast – I think about the garden – will my neighbour keep everything well watered – will I have huge marrow like courgettes to come back to – will all my new seedlings have withered in my absence.
I needn’t have worried. I harvested as much as I could before we went away – told my neighbour to…Continue
Quite a busy day, now my onion tunnel is empty its time to prepare for next year.First thing was to flush out the salt build up from fertilisers.Do this every year to prevent a large build up onions do not thrive if the salinity gets too high. Not a problem out doors the weather does the job for you. This is also why I do not grow tomatoes direct into my greenhouse borders. Next the beds will have a good soak with Domestos @100 to 1 dilution this prevents white rot and a few other onion…Continue