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May 2014 Blog Posts (21)

Garden transformation

I have had to change this garden from wild garden to formal garden due to incursions from status seeking neighbours to much,much heavier road use, only a few metres away.…


Added by Gareth Howell on May 29, 2014 at 19:25 — 11 Comments

Timberrr! But the greenhouse is safe - phew!

We've had two branches down this week from a large tree at the rear of out garden. One branch was perched on the fence, a few days later I found another draped over the greenhouse. Thankfully, it was unharmed - and so were my tomatoes!

Added by Life at 139a on May 29, 2014 at 16:36 — No Comments

We finally got an allotment after waiting 16 years....

We have finally got an allotment after waiting near 16 years for one.  That would be a long waiting list I know, its just that where we lived was fortunate enough to have any near by not even in driving distance, so I had to make do with cramming the many gardens we had.

I didn't get to inspect my new piece of gardening heaven, hubby did that, though he did send photos. Me well there lots of jumping up and down with excitement, gardening books came out to plan this years crops…


Added by Debi Williamson on May 29, 2014 at 15:23 — 2 Comments

Just couldn't be doing with it...

I hope I don't give the impression here that trying to get stuff to grow on an allotment is a care-free jape, in…

Added by Lee James on May 28, 2014 at 22:54 — 2 Comments

pinching side shoots of tomatoes

pls can any one help me do i need to pinch the side shoots off of whippersnapper tomatoes and o berry tomatoes. they are both growing in containers 

Added by lee fowgies on May 27, 2014 at 15:03 — No Comments

Why is buying second hand garden items so cut throat?????

You probably read the title and thought never, well i would have done before this past week.  I have been looking for a greenhouse or polytunnel.  I do have a 6 x 6 frame but no glass (long story), so I begrudged paying full price for the glass when ideally I could (or thought I could) purchase a second hand greenhouse or polytunnel for the same price or just a little more, let's face it us gardeners never have enough space in the greenhouse do we,  even if we had the one the size of Kew we…


Added by Debi Williamson on May 27, 2014 at 0:02 — 4 Comments

Catching Up

Having, due to work and family commitments, fallen somewhat behind with garden jobs. Took a day out today to catch up.

First job was to tidy up, and clean the terrace, which I had scattered with various containers and compost. OH decided, optimistically, that we may have some nice weather soon and use of the terrace might be an option.

Next task was to plant out things that were rapidly outgrowing their current containers, these consisted of climbing French bean "Cosse…


Added by Trevor Alun Davies on May 25, 2014 at 20:34 — No Comments


Added by Gareth Howell on May 24, 2014 at 13:44 — 1 Comment

Brother Gar's Dorset Hermitage

Added by Gareth Howell on May 24, 2014 at 13:43 — No Comments

Growing Tomatoes in Pots Video (Part 4)

My latest video about growing tomatoes in pots is now available at the link. Enjoy!

Added by Simon Knott on May 19, 2014 at 12:21 — No Comments

new cold frame

A neighbour of mine was having a new bathroom fitted so I scrounged the glass from the old shower cubicle because I hate to see anything go to waste. I figured I could cobble together some sort of cold frame from it.…


Added by Colin Robinson on May 18, 2014 at 22:26 — 1 Comment

Photos from a day at Chatsworth

We spent six hours at Chatsworth when we were in Derbyshire and still didn't see everything! We did make it to the kitchen garden and it's huge! It's also nice to look at too, not just functional so I reckon those Chatsworth gardeners have a great place to work.

The greenhouses are plentiful too and we had a peek into some of them which gave a brief insight into the work needed to keep a large estate garden looking so good. I took many photos, but here's just some of them.…


Added by Life at 139a on May 11, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

May it be......

Mayit be........

I haven’t posted for a couple of weeks due to the dreaded work getting in the way of life as normal, so I have a few things to catch up on.…


Added by Blicky on May 11, 2014 at 10:39 — No Comments

Photos from an afternoon stroll around Biddulph Grange gardens

We arrived and headed straight for the kitchen garden, where i was dead envious of the organised lettuces. I'm hoping mine will also look as good in the forthcoming weeks.

Here's my photos from what is a fantastic example of a Victorian garden - enjoy!

Added by Life at 139a on May 8, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

While we were away, our garden grew...

My tomato seedlings survived - and yes, they are just seedlings still; the lettuce canopy did it's job for the newly planted out lettuces although the ones I left in the greenhouse didn't fry. And the squirrels ate all our cherries :(

Added by Life at 139a on May 4, 2014 at 23:55 — No Comments

My Favourite Crop

After having to delay planting out this years tomatoes, finally got round to it this week. having tried growing…


Added by Trevor Alun Davies on May 3, 2014 at 21:30 — 3 Comments

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