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ecstatic, i actually have a decent sized watermelon on my plant. this is my first time growing any kind of melon and i am well chuffed. just hope it continues with my new baby melons that are appearing. i must admit i went a bit daft when pollinating it, i must have put about 10 male flowers to the female one!
Beginners luck i think!!
I bought an arch months ago in Woolworths for £3.95, its light metal and its 8 foot high and its at the back of the garden with a rambling rose next to it which I hope to train up. Its a north facing wall though and it doesn't get much sun (its under the plum tree and against the wall). The rose (beginning with 'A') is supposed to be ok for north facing wall though. Dh and I did made it together on the lawn.
Everything is looking good and the honeysuckle is going a treat, no flowers though.
Has anyone noticed that bought in seed compost from large "Home & Garden" outlets is not as good as it used to be. For example once seeds germinate, dispite using damping of fluid. Plants die or rot off beneath soil level. Has anyone any ideas why this should be happening or have any sugestions to counter it
Just a few words on how the raised beds are coming on. The management of the lottie is very easy and now that i have my shed up i don't have to fill the car up with my tools.
Most of the veg grows well with raised beds, but next year i will probably use more compost on the French beans, sweetcorn and courgettes to hold more water there.
On the whole raised beds have been a great success .
Updated 27-07-2008 at 07:23 AM by chuffa (changing photos)
i have my green runner beand that are full of blackfly i keep on spraying with washing up liquid as i was told to do so help they are multyplying what can i do..........
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