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Natalia Lopes joined Flighty's group

Flower power

Flowers delight the eye and should be grown alongside vegetables as companion plants and cut…See More
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Natalia Lopes liked Nic Wilson 's blog post Catch up with the second half of my garden transformation...
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Gareth Howell commented on Richard Walton's group Chilli-lovers Group
"I did the peppers in to 12" pots about 10 days ago, so I hope they are doing well, in an…"
Trevor Alun Davies commented on Richard Walton's group Chilli-lovers Group
"Been busy potting my chilliest into their final pots. Mine seem to be growing well, we must be…"
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Consider Shallots

I started growing shallots…See More
Gareth Howell replied to Gareth Howell's discussion Capsicum "bell" peppers.
"I'm away in an emergency for about 10 days. I sincerely hope that nothing bad comes to them.…"
Gareth Howell replied to Gareth Howell's discussion Veggie garden Topiary/Bonsai
"I thought the 12" pots might be too small for the Box roots, and for the yew roots, but the…"

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Capsicum "bell" peppers.

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell yesterday. 4 Replies

Are you any good with Capsicum bell peppers? I have got 20 seedlings in a heated mini-gh and I want to transfer them effectively in to an outside greenhouse. Do I pot  up as for tomatoes?Continue

Veggie garden Topiary/Bonsai

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell yesterday. 1 Reply

I acquired about 50 Box and yew plants last 18month and i was saddened by their development during last summer's rather hot and dry spell. I put 'em in 12" tubs and they did not do well until I put them in the shade, in an alleyway. Then they loved…Continue

Asparagus and Globe Artichoke growing

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell yesterday. 7 Replies

I bought a dozen bare root asparagus for about £30. They were big roots. They looked as though they had been grown in coir. The instructions were fairly clear and I followed them. I put them in grobags. After 12 months there is no evidence of 9 of…Continue

Raspberry Plants

Started by Natalia Lopes. Last reply by Gareth Howell on Friday. 11 Replies

Hello folks, I need some guidance on what to do. I ordered 3 raspberry polka canes online from T&M and when I received them they looked a bit lifeless but assumed all will be well once they go in the ground. Unfortunately they still look…Continue

new potato crop

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Colin Robinson May 16. 2 Replies

Had the first of this season's potatoes today.580g of Sharpe's Express grown in a…Continue

Sloooow peppers and aubergine

Started by Rhian Walther. Last reply by Gareth Howell May 16. 13 Replies

Hello!I started aubergine, jalapeño, ring o fire chillies and sweet peppers in mid-late February. They were kept indoors and went into my unheated greenhouse in southeast London two weeks ago. They have two to four true leaves.My first sowing of…Continue

Broad beans

Started by Duncan Seth-Smith. Last reply by Duncan Seth-Smith May 14. 3 Replies

My broad beans were hit by two mice, now deceased, that ate most of my first sowing, just catching up now along with the field beans that were not affected

What would you start in a mini heated GH now?

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell May 13. 4 Replies

I have had a clear out of the  mini GH, putting the cool peppers in the GH, and the many seedlings from the GH round the garden, but what should I start off now, probably in trays, in the mini GH?The electricity cost is nominal.Continue

Cold spell

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Gareth Howell May 13. 8 Replies

This current cold spell is causing a few problems for us northern gardeners. One of my plum trees is festooned in blossom but there are no insects around for pollination. The young potato plants have had to be fleeced over tonight and my tomato…Continue

Asparagus..... show.

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell May 12. 4 Replies

I went to great expense with asparagus crowns and plugs, so I expected something and got nothing.However I marked them carefully, and I now have three, out of 15 plants showing potentially succulent shoots, of 3-4cm high.  I apltanted some in the…Continue

Blog Posts

Consider Shallots

Posted by Jade Hwang on May 22, 2016 at 18:00 0 Comments


I started growing shallots two years ago and I love their easy growing habits.  Shallots are in the onion family and can be grown like onions.  The difference is that they are smaller in size and they have the mild, sweeter taste.  They also store better than onion.  Once lifted and dried you can keep them over a year. 

I bought …


Catch up with the second half of my garden transformation...

Posted by Nic Wilson on May 20, 2016 at 19:56 0 Comments

After six years there have been lots of changes in our back garden. Now it caters for the whole family and produces lots of fruit, vegetables and herbs for the kitchen. Read the full story with lots of images at…


Wordless Wednesday

Posted by Nic Wilson on May 11, 2016 at 14:04 0 Comments

Found this little guardian hiding in the pots when I gave the greenhouse a spring clean today :) No idea why I can't get him to appear the right way round!!

See more of my Wordless Wednesday posts at…


Old chillies v new chillies: how do you grow yours?

Posted by Nic Wilson on May 8, 2016 at 22:22 4 Comments

I've been attempting to overwinter chillies and work out whether it's worth it, or whether sowing afresh each year is best. Read the full article at…


Darling buds of May

Posted by Jade Hwang on May 5, 2016 at 20:30 4 Comments

fig cluster

In spite of the cold spell we now have many, many darling buds of May! The biggest of them all are flower buds of peony, they are almost the size of chicken eggs.  And I am looking forward to their deep  fuchsia  blooms to fill my vase with.  Cherry tree is very prolific this year, all the branches are covered with flower buds. I did applied a generous layer of wood ashes and…


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