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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue