The groovy Grove Gardeners

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John Ellis
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Re: The groovy Grove Gardeners

Postby John Ellis » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:30 pm

Belvoir wrote:I have planted out my Broad beans :clap (just a little tip! I had planted seeds in plastic plant pots and also into polystyrene cups which I had punched drain holes and slit the sides.. the plants grew a lot better in the polystyrene with better roots! ) :D

Must try that next year - I've used old plant trays and put them in the growhouse, but there'd be more room for root development in a polystyrene cup ...
Rhydd i bob meddwl ei farn, ac i bob barn ei llafar ...

Belvoir
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Re: The groovy Grove Gardeners

Postby Belvoir » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:37 am

Well the broad beans I planted out are looking good :D I have also put some seeds of American land cress and carots in my 'very' raised trough :)
I had re potted my toms and put them in my potting shed but something has eaten some of them :( so I have put the rest out into my cold frame :lol:
All my other seeds seem to be OK :o

zzippy
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Re: The groovy Grove Gardeners

Postby zzippy » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:19 pm

I think i have managed to kill my spring onions and onions :( and the lad who gave them to me said that was nigh on impossible, the dandelions are doing well though :?

Belvoir
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Re: The groovy Grove Gardeners

Postby Belvoir » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:35 pm

I have had another raised bed made :) and am planning to use this one for mostly salads ;) now that the hard frosts have ended I will start to plant out produce :geek: I have already planted out some runner beans and my tubs of spuds are doing well I have found a couple more containers so will get some more seed potatoes :roll: I have also planted up some punnets of salad leaves for on my kitchen windowsill :D

I have planted a kiwi bush and blackcurrant/gogi berry and cranberry!!
Blimey!! :shock: I wont need to go shopping much will I !! LOL

John Ellis
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Re: The groovy Grove Gardeners

Postby John Ellis » Mon May 10, 2010 4:03 pm

The cold dry conditions seem to be really slowing growth on my plot. The only thing I've successfully harvested so far is radishes.

Never satisfied, are we? I suppose I'd be moaning about slug infestation if we'd had a muggy wet spring, as so often in these parts ...
Rhydd i bob meddwl ei farn, ac i bob barn ei llafar ...

zzippy
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Re: The groovy Grove Gardeners

Postby zzippy » Tue May 11, 2010 12:55 pm

John Ellis wrote: The only thing I've successfully harvested so far is radishes...


Well i couldn't find anything at all useful to do with a radish, :lol: but this looked interesting while i was rooting about

http://www.allotment.org.uk/


And there's even a full section devoted to Adora's foibles by the look of it

http://www.poultry.allotment.org.uk/

I can see Adora in chicken chat now :mrgreen:

The only downside, the recipe section had no CHICKEN recipes :twisted:

OOOOps i tell a lie, Tandoori CHICKEN with RADISH :twisted:

http://www.allotment.org.uk/recipe/cate ... es/radish/

John Ellis
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Re: The groovy Grove Gardeners

Postby John Ellis » Wed May 12, 2010 1:38 pm

Useful site, that allotment thing, zzippy ... I'll keep an eye on it from now on, and use it again - thanks for the link! :clap
Rhydd i bob meddwl ei farn, ac i bob barn ei llafar ...

zzippy
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Re: The groovy Grove Gardeners

Postby zzippy » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:25 am

Still thinking of the hedge, are there any Bamboo specialists on here (Not the famous Grove club Adora :shock: and the rest of you)

was bobbin about here http://www.alnwickgarden.com/thegarden/ ... -labyrinth last month,

and it could possibly be the ideal thing "Fargesia rufa" was the type there, a nice 8ish foot high reasonably attractive, anyone got any experience of Bamboo and is it easy, hopefully it won't "bush" out too much, as it just for screening not spreading/taking over the garden/lawn .

Preferably i just want to dig a shallow hole plant it and leave it, with the odd trim when it get's to about 8ft :D

Oh i forgot looking at some sellers it seems to come in pots, but "ooop north" on a lager scale it seemed to be planted in "peat" ? blocks about 3ft high :?

So whats the best type of Bamboo, will it grow easily enough, and stay evergreenish all year, preferably not attracting too many Giant panda's into the gardens of Poynton :shock:

Ta :mrgreen:

Adora
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Re: The groovy Grove Gardeners

Postby Adora » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:30 pm

Stick a load of privet in Zzippy and then....crucial advice coming up......IGNORE IT! What ever you decide to plant, you must NOT look at it. No eye contact! If you peek at it, it will never grow. If you don't peek, it's turned into a bushy hedge before you know it! :lol:

Poultry forum - blushing to admit it but yes, I have perused that one on several occasions :oops: Never contributed though....I think you have to weave your own lentils and float around in tabards or smocks to be accepted by the hard-core poultry keepers on that site! :lol:

kingshussar
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Re: The groovy Grove Gardeners

Postby kingshussar » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:04 pm

Hi all,

Newbie here, just browsing through the posts and was wondering why not create a "quid pro quo?" system, You know! I give you something and you give me something, like cuttings, we all have them, better than putting it in the pockets of the rip off garden centres.

I don't have any problems taking cuttings for anyone who wants them. Most of my plants are perennial cottage garden types i.e. Foxglove, Lupin, Coneflower etc, I have various climbers too.

Just a thought.

Kingshussar


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