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Jonathan Covell posted a discussion

Hey!

Just thought I would say hello. I am very new to growing and started my own greenhouse, a small…See More
4 hours ago
Jonathan Covell is now a member of UK Veg Gardeners
4 hours ago
Trevor Alun Davies commented on Rozzie's group Tomato Lovers Group
"Mark, do you think it would be worth having plants and compost analysed? Especially as it seems to…"
5 hours ago
Mark Willis commented on Rozzie's group Tomato Lovers Group
"I'm now sure that I have the same issue as I had last year, with compost contaminated with…"
10 hours ago
Mark Willis posted a photo

Hoverfly

A Hoverfly resting on a bamboo cane.
12 hours ago
Mark Willis commented on Richard Walton's group Chilli-lovers Group
"The recent very hot weather suits the chillis very well! Several of mine are now setting fruit,…"
12 hours ago
mike wright commented on Rozzie's group Tomato Lovers Group
"it's even been hot on the Great Orme today, and that's always freezing When I went up the…"
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Rozzie commented on Rozzie's group Tomato Lovers Group
"I always ping the flowers to aid pollination. I think my early planting experiment has been a…"
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Hey!

Started by Jonathan Covell 4 hours ago. 0 Replies

Just thought I would say hello. I am very new to growing and started my own greenhouse, a small 5x10ft plot and 2 raised grow beds.I am 28 and from W.Yorkshire and with my somewhat horrible lack of knowledge (which is supplemented by annoying my…Continue

Veg behind this year ?

Started by Blicky. Last reply by Gareth Howell on Wednesday. 17 Replies

I was talking with Colin on a previous post and he was saying about his potatoes being behindThe majority of what I have grown is between 3-4 weeks behind at leastI an in the Wiltshire in the SouthIt would be interesting to see how far behind people…Continue

Mice and Rats in my garden next to my raised beds!

Started by David Fyfe. Last reply by Gareth Howell on Wednesday. 9 Replies

ok so 3 weeks ago there was a massive rat in my garden on which I chased off. I have seen it twice since as have my neighbours. My neighbours have a compost at the back of the garden where mice live. I left food out one night to see if they are…Continue

Tags: vegetables, mice, rats

Hellebores

Started by Mark Willis. Last reply by Gareth Howell on Wednesday. 1 Reply

My Hellebores have finished flowering now, and the seed-pods are empty. What should I do with the flower-stems now? Cut them down, or leave them in place?…Continue

Mottisfont Abbey near Romsey Hants

Started by Blicky Jun 26. 0 Replies

If you like grand gardens of stately homes, then Mottisfont is worth a visit.It is a National Trust property and…Continue

Allotment Associations

Started by Sue Gollop. Last reply by Blicky Jun 26. 3 Replies

Does your Allotment Society belong to a national organisation for the purposes of insurance/public liability ? Any advice anybody about choices out there? What should we be looking for?  We don't want endless paperwork!Continue

Potatoes

Started by Blicky. Last reply by Blicky Jun 25. 2 Replies

Most varieties of potatoes normally take approx. 10-12 weeks to get to an optimum size of approx. 8oz.…Continue

Organic farm workers (Wwoof)

Started by Gareth Howell Jun 24. 0 Replies

Does anybody have casual woofers on their allotments,or gardens? European universities require a month in a foreign country to learn the language and do some horticultural work perhaps.  I have had for so far this year, to help me with the project…Continue

we have cukes....

Started by Colin Robinson. Last reply by Sue Gollop Jun 23. 9 Replies

Well, one cucumber, but it's a start. This is  Marketmore and once these plants start producing they just go on and on.…Continue

Choosing a Veggie Cage ?

Started by Nigel Fuller. Last reply by Blicky Jun 23. 1 Reply

I need to buy a simple aluminium Cage, and quick for my fast-growing Brassicas.My researches so far come down to two choices for value - can you comment or improve on the following :1. MainframeDirect - the cheapest.2. Harrod Horticultural - a…Continue

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June is here but where is Summer?

Posted by Duncan Seth-Smith on June 18, 2015 at 17:21 0 Comments

June 8th

A typical mixed summer. One day too hot and the next cold and wet. The veg garden is beginning to show signs of summer. Beetroot, is growing despite the ducks cropping the leaves, parsnips..what parsnips. Carrots just showing. Broad beans and field beans growing well,plenty of flowers.

French beans were looking good but have now turned yellow and could all die.the brassicas, cauliflower,broccoli, and particularly the curly kale are doing well. Swiss chard has been cut once… Continue

Almost south facing back garden

Posted by Pat Corbyn on June 16, 2015 at 14:00 2 Comments

I am not moaning I know I am very lucky to have a south facing garden but..... all my cut and come again lettuce have bolted, as has the rocket, little gem and coriander. I wonder will lettuce grow in the shade as there is a strip alongside the shed. Will give it a go and plant up some more later.

In other news my cucumbers have put on a bit of height, I am harvesting courgettes, sugar snaps and my runner beans have flowers on. The Scarlet Emporor are in front of St George but…

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Sweet Peas

Posted by Blicky on June 13, 2015 at 20:41 2 Comments

This site has always been about growing quality vegetables however, this post has a change as I am branching out into Exhibition Sweat Peas.

The Sweat Peas came about when I was at the Southern Vegetable Championships and the Sweat Pea Show was next to the Veg Show. I was fascinated at the size, fantastic scent and quality of the flowers and when I inquired how the grower achieved this, I was told that it is exactly the same as how I grow my normal peas, except they go for the flower…

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Garlic

Posted by Gareth Howell on June 5, 2015 at 17:39 0 Comments

My efforts with garlic over the last three years have been desperate, but we have had two rather hottish years,

2013/2014, so perghaps i am not to blame.   This year, I dag out one bed to discover to my pleasure that there were a couple of hundred small garlic seedlings, which i had not dug out from last year, so I replanted them formally in a different bed.

They have done all right since February but now the wind has damaged many of them in such a way that I think the whole…

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Comfrey

Posted by Sue Gollop on June 1, 2015 at 22:34 3 Comments

Last year I made a deep trench and filled it with comfrey leaves-then I piled the soil back over it.  After about 2 weeks I planted my runner beans and climbing French beans over the comfrey leaf 'pit' and I have never had such a splendid crop.  Going to extend this to my strawberry patch next year when I move the bed.  I make lots of smelly comfrey liquid feed-I just love this plant

Garden Blog

Posted by Gary Pearson on May 17, 2015 at 22:17 1 Comment

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…

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