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Broad Bean 'The Sutton'

Broad Bean 'The Sutton', sown in a container in November 2013 and now full of flowers.
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Gareth Howell replied to Sussexmouse's discussion Dare I ask ? Are you all peecycling ?
"There must be scope for poetry here. I had one earlier on but I've lost it now. it was…"
3 hours ago
Colin Dixon replied to Sussexmouse's discussion Dare I ask ? Are you all peecycling ?
"Always have a problem getting next doors dog to pee into our watering can in preference to our…"
4 hours ago
Gareth Howell replied to Sussexmouse's discussion Dare I ask ? Are you all peecycling ?
"Youre scared of poo though Mouse!  Just think of it like any other animal poo, and the carrots…"
7 hours ago
Sussexmouse replied to Sussexmouse's discussion Dare I ask ? Are you all peecycling ?
"I have now found lots of information about this on the…"
15 hours ago
carole grant replied to carole grant's discussion Lawn or veg
"I think i am going use the ground for veg this year and re lawn next year,hubby has liver cirhosis…"
16 hours ago
Colin Robinson replied to carole grant's discussion Lawn or veg
"Same here, I'd dig up more of the lawn if I could but she won't let me :-("
17 hours ago
Colin Robinson replied to Sussexmouse's discussion Dare I ask ? Are you all peecycling ?
"Urine is also a good source of phosphorous so is not just a nitrogenous fertilizer. If mixed with…"
17 hours ago

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Dare I ask ? Are you all peecycling ?

Started by Sussexmouse. Last reply by Gareth Howell 3 hours ago. 14 Replies

Hubby is on crutches waiting for an operation so he can't always get to the loo easily. I have just bought two of these, one for upstairs and one for downstairs.  They only cost £5.99 in Boots. After reading a lot about " Liquid Gold "  I have…Continue

Lawn or veg

Started by carole grant. Last reply by carole grant 16 hours ago. 9 Replies

I have started to remove what is the worst lawn i have ever seen to level the ground ready to lay a new lawn but found that the soil is better then anywhere else in the garden and i think the area would make great veg garden and now i can't make my…Continue


Started by Gareth Howell 19 hours ago. 0 Replies

My successful cuttings geraniums will go out in a couple of weeks when all risk of frost has passed.I would like to do some cuttings on Aubretia and one or two other wall hanging plants but is this a good time and would i need to bring the…Continue

Bay trees - advice required please

Started by Mark Willis. Last reply by Gareth Howell 19 hours ago. 9 Replies

I have two potted Bay trees (now about 10 years+ old), clipped into standards. I struggle to keep them looking good. Their leaves just will not stay looking a dark glossy green like their parent (in the background of my photo).…Continue

Garlic, rads, mushroom compost.

Started by Gareth Howell yesterday. 0 Replies

I am extraordinarily proud of the garlic plot with 300 or more garlic in it some with foliage about 2/3m high.  I planted the garlic segements in September.Some of them have split or turned in to separate seedlings so I will have to go thru the bed…Continue

catch cropping

Started by miriam abbott. Last reply by Lorraine Hosking on Sunday. 3 Replies

We have just planted up 2 beds of spuds and was wondering what i can plant to use the ground at the same timeif i do radishes and quick lettuces should I plant them at the top of the ridge or at the bottom.  Anything else I can plant as well that…Continue

What Do You Dislike About Gardening

Started by Trevor Alun Davies. Last reply by April Jones on Sunday. 7 Replies

Spent most of today cutting the hedge, tidying it all up, followed by cutting the grass and clearing that up. Then lugging the recycling bags containing the clippings out to the road. I could have been sowing seeds, or watering, or weeding, tending…Continue

Oh What A Beautiful Morning!

Started by Fiona. Last reply by Trevor Alun Davies on Saturday. 5 Replies

Oh what a beautiful day....................are you singing yet? lol Well its the Easter Bank Holiday, what will you be doing gardening and allotment wise? I will be starting on my wildflower area and generally weeding and of course enjoying the…Continue

'Calalloo' Leaf Amaranth

Started by Michael. Last reply by Fiona on Friday. 1 Reply

I am trying to widening the types of vegetable I grow, this year and I’ve been think about grow 'Calalloo' Leaf Amaranth, I was wondering how easy is to grow in the East Midlands. Or will it be a waste of time and effort.  Continue

Patience, small quantities, plug (flower) plants and bulbs!

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell on Thursday. 3 Replies

I decided now that I have more level space to grow veggies, after about five years of manual soil moving, that I  shall grow smaller quantities of everything, and grow them in demonstration 'rows'. It is surprising how many people do not know how to…Continue

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Posted by tony southall on April 21, 2014 at 12:30 0 Comments

We all have problems  with weeds more so when they emerge before the wanted seed,things like carrots and parsnips.I find a big help is to take out the seed drill then go along it slowly with a weed wand,this kills the weed seeds that are in the drill and most times your chosen seed arrive before weeds.I do lightly water the drill prior to sowing.Not the best of pictures wand in one hand camera in the other and watching they I did not set fire to my shoes…


Carrots - The short of it....

Posted by Blicky on April 20, 2014 at 8:01 0 Comments

Carrots - the short of it....

My way of getting a bumber quality crop


Bin building day

Posted by miriam abbott on April 18, 2014 at 8:50 4 Comments

Seed Tapes

Posted by Southbourne Gardens on April 17, 2014 at 8:54 0 Comments

A new blog post from Southbourne Gardens …


The Second Plot

Posted by Southbourne Gardens on April 17, 2014 at 8:52 0 Comments

A new blog post from Southbourne Gardens


Posted by tony southall on April 16, 2014 at 15:48 0 Comments

Brilliant show as usual the wind was cold but it stayed dry,bargain on gladiola corms 50 show quality for £10.00.A guy named Mick Poutney gave a talk on no dig gardening and making compost in a month.He has two DVDs available that have been done for NVS,hes fast becoming an authority on composting in those Darlek type bins


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