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by Primrose
Thu May 23, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 355
Views: 39933

Re: A view of my garden

Stephen, Strap that greenhouse to some bolts in the wall if its in a windy situation as they're very unstable although I notice you have it well anchored with bricks on the bottom shelf so hopefully it will be OK. Also, if the structure tubes are metal and we have very hot weather, as in last year's...
by Primrose
Wed May 22, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Postage wrappers for magazine
Replies: 0
Views: 21

Postage wrappers for magazine

Today we received our National Trustmagazine . It came packaged in an outer wrapping which said "I am 100% compostable and contain Potato starch. The National Trust has moved away from polythene wrapping to a more environmentally friendly potato starch film which is compostable. Here are severa...
by Primrose
Mon May 20, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 100
Views: 1960

Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Shallotman. This is a question that has often puzzled me after throwing slugs into a bucket of water, only to find them climbing out later. So this is not an effective way of killing them unless you add something of a killing agent to the water and then you can,t necessarily throw it onto the garden...
by Primrose
Sun May 19, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Garlic going to seed already
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Garlic going to seed already

Thanks for the advice Sally. I didn,t realise the bulbs would continue to increase In size once the flower head had been produced. Unfortunately I dug up the relevant seeding plants this morning but will certainly leave the rest until they're in the state you suggest.
by Primrose
Sun May 19, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 100
Views: 1960

Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

I appreciate some gardening help these days and this morning my husband (who hates gardening) offered to help with some diggong so I asked if he could dig out the remaining leeks which had all gone to seed. Left him to go back into the house for a few moments and came out to find him digging out my ...
by Primrose
Sun May 19, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Garlic going to seed already
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Garlic going to seed already

Quite a lot of my elephant garlic and ordinary garlic seems to be going to seed..
Should I dig up those plants ahead of the normal crop and let them start drying? The weather has been very dry this year and I suspect the bulbs will be pitifully small
Anybody else suffering the same problem?
by Primrose
Sun May 19, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I cannot be not worried about this...
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: I cannot be not worried about this...

While our politicians are still pontificating about Brexit they could have been implementing some very simple legislation which required all new build homes to have water tanks built in the roof to collect rainwater for things like toilet flushing, and for all suitable new buildings to have solar pa...
by Primrose
Thu May 16, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Dragonfruit (Pitahaya) and other unusual...
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Dragonfruit (Pitahaya) and other unusual...

Enjoy seeing all these experiments and the photos, and how boundaries are being stretched. Please do keep at it. Maybe one of these days we'll be opening a bottle to join you in celebrating the first picking of your first fruit. Even if that doesn,t happen it will still be an interesting learning ex...
by Primrose
Sun May 12, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: An eggy question ....
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: An eggy question ....

Maybe you have a trial run with hard boiling a couple.Monika, freezing them in their shells for a couple of days and then trying them. I can't think of any reason why they wouldn't freeze in this way. Otherwise it's probably an eggy menu couple of weeks for you, maybe with cheesy quiches, cheesy scr...
by Primrose
Sat May 11, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 100
Views: 1960

Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Robo, I think your comments explain perfectly why gardening and related outdoor activities are now being prescribed for the improvement or prevention of mental health issues. . In my view there are few problems which don't feel somewhat better after after some productive time spent outdoors, communi...
by Primrose
Sat May 11, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Ripening at the same time?
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Ripening at the same time?

It,s Sod's Law Elmigo . Either everything ripens at one and you have more than you can eat or not enough ripens at any one time to give you enough for a meal! That,s the joy of gardening as it always entices you back next year to see if you can make a better job of beating nature!
by Primrose
Sat May 11, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Transplanting winter pansies
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Transplanting winter pansies

Thanks for your comments. I carefully removed some as an experiment yesterday , keeping the root balls as intact as possible, and replanted elsewhere, giving them a massive soak. This morning the flowers haven't wilted at all and are blooming up very cheerfully with no sign of wilting so I shall do ...
by Primrose
Fri May 10, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Transplanting winter pansies
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Transplanting winter pansies

They're still blooming wonderfully in some patio tubs but I need to remove them for summer plants and tumbling tomatoes. If I transplant them carefully Into borders and water them well in will they go on flowering through the summer? To be honest I,m never quite sure what the difference is between w...
by Primrose
Fri May 10, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 100
Views: 1960

Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

https://youtu.be/j-aRlLlDhhY How to grow Zucchini vertically. One for Elmigo perhaps or anybody with restricted growing space? Has anybody ever tried this method? I know Monty has tried it for growing smaller winter squashes. The problem with zucchini is that if you don,t keep a watchful eye on them...
by Primrose
Mon May 06, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Let me introduce you to my tiny little heaven!
Replies: 41
Views: 1699

Re: Let me introduce you to my tiny little heaven!

It does sometimes happen to small seedlings. I think they're more sensitive to over watering or under watering When they're small and less robust. Still you have plenty to spare I think to allow for the odd mistake. Presumably they're still inside?. Peppers like it really warm so don,t risk putting ...

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