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Michael is now a member of UK Veg Gardeners
Mark Willis replied to Mark Willis's discussion Fruit tree problems
"Jade, I deliberately planted my tree in a south-facing site, against a fence for shelter, so it is…"
Jade Hwang replied to Mark Willis's discussion Fruit tree problems
Jade Hwang replied to Mark Willis's discussion Fruit tree problems
"Pear trees need full sun.  I have a dwarf pear tree that gave only 8 pears on the first…"
Stephanie Cousins replied to Stephanie Cousins's discussion Chitting potatos
"Thank you Mark and Duncan for your replies , Duncan I have a friend who works in corner grocery…"
Colin Robinson replied to Mark Willis's discussion Fruit tree problems
"I've just recently grubbed out my Conference pear tree. Bought as a 2y.o. seven years ago it…"
Duncan Seth-Smith replied to Stephanie Cousins's discussion Chitting potatos
"Last year I did not have space for tates but I did find a few in the vegetable basket chitting.…"
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Fruit tree problems

Started by Mark Willis. Last reply by Mark Willis yesterday. 4 Replies

I have a "Conference" pear tree that has decided to adopt a biennial fruiting habit. It produces some fruit one year, but none the next (and to be honest, it never produces much - 11 fruits is my record!). The tree is grown as a Minarette, and is…Continue

Chitting potatos

Started by Stephanie Cousins. Last reply by Stephanie Cousins yesterday. 10 Replies

Has anyone begun to chit their potatoes ? I was given three types as part of an Xmas preset. They are Marfona , Markies and Charlotte . Reading up on them they seem to be a decent choice, although if I have space I might add Saxon. Also germinated…Continue

Potato Days

Started by Damo. Last reply by Mark Willis on Monday. 5 Replies

Over the next couple of months there are a number of "potato days" at various locations across the country.  They are great places to buy seed potatoes (hundreds of varieties and you can buy tubers singularly as well as in packs) plus many other…Continue

Manic about Dung?

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell on Saturday. 7 Replies

There is a psychiatric term to discourage obssession with fecal matter but the new contracts forPurbeck DC gave one trader the right to collect household food waste and "non-recyclable" items..... such as card board!!!  They are accumulating a…Continue

Swear by or swear about gardening brochures?

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell on Saturday. 8 Replies

I have had a dozen gardening brochures from the different merchants, for which I am grateful since the glossy paper is very good for lighting the fire on these winter evenings.I have spent about £30 as a consquence of their selling in the past…Continue

not much happening

Started by steve heath. Last reply by steve heath Jan 20. 21 Replies

doesnt seem much doing in this forum do members all sign out for winter i have only recently joined because my main hobby is growing veg and talking to and learning maybe sometimes helping members of gardening sites anybody out there besides garyContinue

wolf tools

Started by steve heath. Last reply by steve heath Jan 10. 7 Replies

hello . i had a wolf seed sower wheel for christmas and to me it looks as if it is going to sow seeds very thinly almost i think too thin i see how to alter seed size but has anyone here got one if so can the spacing be altered this is the latest…Continue


Started by Gareth Howell Jan 7. 0 Replies

Talking about gadgets, my garden is around the house so any window is suitable for an electric wire to a tool.This is economical in electricty compared with fossil fuel from the petrol station, but also with the cost of the tool, usually more than…Continue

Autumn Raspberries

Started by Trevor Alun Davies. Last reply by Colin Robinson Jan 6. 4 Replies

I'm about to invest in some autumn raspberry plants, to augment my summer ones. I get the impression from certain sources that autumn raspberries don't require as much support as the summer varieties. Can anyone advise on this, please?Continue

A Little New Year Treat

Started by Stephen Shirley. Last reply by Jade Hwang Jan 5. 5 Replies

Happy New Year to all!As a little treat for UK Veg Gardeners I've increased the usual 10% discount of everything to 20% until this Sunday evening. Perfect timing as New Year + time to start planning for the year ahead!Simply use the usual off code…Continue

Blog Posts

What's the secret behind growing good Swedes?

Posted by Mark Willis on January 18, 2015 at 9:48 3 Comments

During 2014 I had a go at growing Swedes. It wasn't very successful, so I am hoping that some other gardeners will give me some advice about how to do better.

You can read about my Swedes here:


I hope you can help me!

Loosing Our Plot?

Posted by Lee James on December 21, 2014 at 22:33 1 Comment

Well today was a bit of a stinker and no mistake, the type of Sabbath which might drive Alan Partridge to exclaim "Sunday, bloody Sunday!" Not only did the mackems dole yet out another dose of misery to those of a black and white…

The Shortest Day gets Nearer

Posted by Duncan Seth-Smith on December 14, 2014 at 17:16 7 Comments

I have not done much on the veg patch but here is my December round up.The Greenhouse needs cleaning but one son has the pressure washer so I will do that in the new year. Inside the greenhouse I have some carrots in a 30ltr tub, these may be ready in Feb 2015, as an experiment for Christmas lunch it failed. I have a tray of lettuce which will be ready soon although the row outside is still OK, no real frost yet. 

I have three trays of Viola seedlings which continue to grow but they…


Saturday 13th December

Posted by Chris samples on December 14, 2014 at 9:42 0 Comments

Beautiful day here in Notts.

Started by cleaning the greenhouse with a weak solution of Jeyes fluid, it's sparkling now and smells great, like hospitals used to. Also used a weak solution on all fruit trees in the garden. Transplanted a donated cob nut tree about 5 foot tall, looks wicked already can't wait to see it grow, also transplanted another donated Apple tree, my fruit collection is building now, Bramley, cox, James greave plus 2 other apples, peach, apricot, almond and cob nut… Continue

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