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  1. Dying Camelia?

    by , 01-03-2011 at 03:18 PM
    Hi there,
    we bought a pink carmelia just under 1 year ago. It has been in a pot since then (repotted once after buying) but has not been doing well. It is about 50cm high, but it never flowered, although sometimes it looked as if it was developing buds. It now has 1 bud, which is again not opening. A few days ago it started to lose its leaves, so I'm wondering if it is now dying. Can somebody advise me if we can still save it, and if yes, what should we do? Or alternatively, if we buy a new ...
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  2. Tales From The Potting Shed - 28/2/2011

    by , 28-02-2011 at 05:59 PM (Tales From The Potting Shed)
    28th February 2011
    Is it normal to follow a large open backed truck with a chipper when it is full of chipped wood? The reason I ask is because I mentioned that we could do with some of that for the bottom of the hen pen and also the paths on the allotment, so what does he do but go swinging around the roundabout so he can give chase. OMG
    So here we are following wood chips, with no idea where they are going to, when he pulls
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  3. Tales From the Potting Shed - Winter Part 2

    by , 28-02-2011 at 05:43 PM (Tales From The Potting Shed)

    Broad beans (grown in long root modules) are looking strong - between 2-3" tall, might harden them now and plant them with my first lot (already in lottie). Leeks 2" tall and looking substantial in number. Red onions looking a bit disappointing, small in number. White onions poking through in places. Last year I grew sets in the garden and didn't have a great yield so we will see how I fair with seeds. Will sow sets so I am covered just in case.
    I shovelled a very ...
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  4. Tales From The Potting Shed - Winter

    by , 28-02-2011 at 05:42 PM (Tales From The Potting Shed)
    Newbie posting here so plenty to go wrong probably, but enthusiastic all the same. We obtained our allotment last year at the back end after the old timer sadly passed away. It's a half plot but sizeable enough and we are still working on our Winter digging. I have planted Summer and Autumn Raspberry canes so far, which we have staked and wired. I have also pruned the old canes down the short side, which we inherited. So far I have planted a loganberry,rhubarb crowns and a Japanese Wineberry. ...
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  5. garlic without soil

    by , 27-02-2011 at 04:17 PM
    Found out on EHow how you grow garlic greens without soil. Sounds fantastic. Has anyone actually done it?
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