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by ltweddle
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: home made compost
Replies: 7
Views: 2675

home made compost

I've at last been successful in producing some decent looking garden compost, and now I'm not sure what to do with it, apart from mulching! Can I use it in a mix for growing plants and veg in containers? Any tips gratefully received, cheers Lynda
by ltweddle
Tue May 10, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: vinegar
Replies: 5
Views: 2172

vinegar

Can vinegar be used as a week Killer? do you need to use 20%? if so, can it be purchased in the uk? Cheers, Lynda
by ltweddle
Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: tree peony
Replies: 10
Views: 3148

Re: tree peony

I'm sure that it is a tree peony in as much as the label said so when I bought it! I've had a scrat about, can't find any tubers
by ltweddle
Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: tree peony
Replies: 10
Views: 3148

Re: tree peony

Thanks to all for your responses. I regret I have lost the label, so am unsure of the variety. Having disappeared over winter, new shoots appear in April, grow to about 4 inches, dying back again in the autumn. I'm sure it was a tree peony!
Cheers, Lynda
by ltweddle
Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: tree peony
Replies: 10
Views: 3148

tree peony

Not sure if this is the correct category for this question - I have had a tree peony for about 4 years, but it grows as a herbaceous, has never really established any growth. Could this mean the grafted peony has died, and it is only the rootstock surviving? Any advice welcome. lynda
by ltweddle
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: tomato woes
Replies: 8
Views: 3889

tomato woes continued.....

Thanks to all for your responses. Its quite a mystery. Our greenhouse is a fair size, well ventilated, and we live in Scotland, so haven't had the heat wave- although it is warm for us! We usually get some leaf curl due to the temperature differential, but this is clearly different, upward curling a...
by ltweddle
Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: tomato woes
Replies: 8
Views: 3889

tomato woes

I am growing tomatoes in growbags in my greenhouse. Sadly, all the plants are looking sick, with leaves curling inwards. There is no sign of blight, or other pests, diseases. Looking on line, the plants have the appearance of those affected by contamination with a herbicide. There are fruits forming...
by ltweddle
Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Witch Hazel
Replies: 1
Views: 2343

Witch Hazel

I have a lovely witch hazel, but only about half of it produced flowers. Should I prune out the non flowering section? If so , when would be the best time to do it? Grateful for any advice.
by ltweddle
Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Garlic
Replies: 1
Views: 1696

Garlic

I've some garlic about ready for harvesting. Some of them have a bulbous area on the stem, a couple of inches above the ground. Inside there seems to be some garlic cloves. Are these edible, or are they 'seeds' that can they be planted for next year? Any advice gratefully received. Lynda
by ltweddle
Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: wasp nest
Replies: 3
Views: 1767

wasp nest

I have a large wasp nest on the underside of the lid to a compost bin. I contacted our environment services who suggested I spray it with insecticide, which I'm a bit reluctant to do. If I just leave it, will they die off at the end of the season, could I move it then? I'd be grateful for any advice.
by ltweddle
Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: tomato blight
Replies: 1
Views: 1281

tomato blight

I grew some tomatoes in my greenhouse, but they were affected by late blight. Can I put the contents of the grow bags into the compost heap? or will this spread the bug?
Cheers,
lyn
by ltweddle
Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Blackthorn
Replies: 2
Views: 2116

Blackthorn

Hello, a few years ago I planted a hedge which included blackthorn, I think prunus spinosa is its botanical name. Our cottage backs onto a railway, the embankment is now full of blackthorn, and it comes up all over the garden, an amazing distance from the original hedge. Has any one any tips for con...
by ltweddle
Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: green tomatoes
Replies: 5
Views: 2217

green tomatoes

I am growing tomatoes in a greenhouse in grow bags. There's loads of fruit, but they show no signs of ripening. Any tips for encouraging this?
Cheers, Lynda
by ltweddle
Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: enviromesh
Replies: 3
Views: 1433

enviromesh

Hello. I've some brassicas growing under enviromesh. When would it be safe, if ever, to remove this?
by ltweddle
Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: raspberry
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

raspberry

I have some summer and autumn fruiting raspberries that could do with moving to a new bed. Any advice when the best time of the year would be do to this?
Cheers, Lynda

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