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    Default Gardener's Delight

    At the end of last season, we wre talking on another thread abut growing (and killing) your own.

    It seems we have some professional horticultists as well as amateur gardeners among us

    this thread is for sharing tips, joy and frustrations

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    I've had my toms - serveal varieties, Money Makers, Gardners Delight, Marzanno, and some heritage stock - and cucmbers and few other seeds in a heated propogator for a week now. Their up and dowing well... just at the point where the deciing to move - on less they get leggy

    I have some sald leaf in the poly-tunnel for a week now - nothing to show today, but this can come anytime

    Today I've sorting some seeed from last year's savings - so radish, globe thistle and an unknown flower...

    how about you?


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    Default Re: Gardner's Delight

    Any tips for anything that will do well in a shady corner?
    I have a preference towards herbs or something edible.


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    Woodland fruit bush? Loganberry or raspberry maybe?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    Any tips for anything that will do well in a shady corner?
    I have a preference towards herbs or something edible.
    Does it get any sun at all ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lard View Post
    Does it get any sun at all ?

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    It is quite sunny until around 1pm although I don't think that the back corner gets much direct sunlight.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Unity View Post
    Woodland fruit bush? Loganberry or raspberry maybe?
    We have loads of dik-bods who would probably love that!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    It is quite sunny until around 1pm although I don't think that the back corner gets much direct sunlight.
    Grow what you want then , Herbs like crap soil , So don't go feeding it , Rosemary, mint (keep it in a large pot in the ground as it spreads alot.
    Rhubarb if you want put a pot over it to force it and eat it young.
    What ever you want , Herbs aren't fussy they will grow anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lard View Post
    Grow what you want then , Herbs like crap soil , So don't go feeding it , Rosemary, mint (keep it in a large pot in the ground as it spreads alot.
    Rhubarb if you want put a pot over it to force it and eat it young.
    What ever you want , Herbs aren't fuzzy they will grow anywhere.

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    That's my herb garden sorted then.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    That's my herb garden sorted then.
    Yeah just grow what you like to use , I have rosemary bush in the front garden , it gets very little direct sunlight and I just rip abit off when I need to. It is never going to grow massive because it is in a crap location but you don't need it too.

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    Currently just keeping a Poinsettia ticking over after Xmas, and it seems to be blooming lovely. Sadly the camera phone seems to be nackard, so can't post.

    This is what I want next, a Craspedia.....

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    Which herb would you suggest for the darkest corner?
    I'm thinking Oregano/Thyme/Marjoram/Parsley at the front.
    Rosemary/Sage/Mint behind.
    How does that sound?


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    Quote Originally Posted by lard View Post
    Yeah just grow what you like to use , I have rosemary bush in the front garden , it gets very little direct sunlight and I just rip abit off when I need to. It is never going to grow massive because it is in a crap location but you don't need it too.

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    I'm definitely getting some Oregano going in the front because it gets loads of sunlight.


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    Default Re: Gardener's Delight

    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    Which herb would you suggest for the darkest corner?
    I'm thinking Oregano/Thyme/Marjoram/Parsley at the front.
    Rosemary/Sage/Mint behind.
    How does that sound?
    Rosemary gets big so stick it at the back , with the mint at the front , sage in the middle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    Which herb would you suggest for the darkest corner?
    I'm thinking Oregano/Thyme/Marjoram/Parsley at the front.
    Rosemary/Sage/Mint behind.
    How does that sound?
    Sounds like the worst cover of Simon & Garfunkel I have heard in a long time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    Which herb would you suggest for the darkest corner?
    I'm thinking Oregano/Thyme/Marjoram/Parsley at the front.
    Rosemary/Sage/Mint behind.
    How does that sound?
    Scrap the Parsley , it's an annual so won't last , You can grow it if you like but I would just put it in a pot in a sunny position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    It is quite sunny until around 1pm although I don't think that the back corner gets much direct sunlight.
    Sun in the morn is good because the soil will be warm all day long. You can take more risks, this would be considered partial-shade but I often will put stuff need full sun in a part of my garden that has S/E prospect with Sun until about the same time. If it gets warmth early on, that's enough for me.


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    Default Re: Gardener's Delight

    Potato chitting time now, just been to buy my seed potatoes for this year as well as onion sets and shallots. Great place just outside Harrogate where they sell the spuds loose, loads of different varieties, buy by weight, so you can buy just one tuber if you want to try different varieties. Start them chiiting now and plant them out towards the end of March when I get back from Spain. Will leave Mrs Forest65 a list of instructions for the allotment while I'm away.


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    I've got my main crop spuds in the garage but the 1st and 2nd earlies I saved got gnawed by rats while they were still in the allotment.

    So I have to buy some soon too. I'll be aim to get the 1st earlies in Easter weekend. Then 2/3 week intervals for the 2nds and main.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Unity View Post
    I've got my main crop spuds in the garage but the 1st and 2nd earlies I saved got gnawed by rats while they were still in the allotment.

    So I have to buy some soon too. I'll be aim to get the 1st earlies in Easter weekend. Then 2/3 week intervals for the 2nds and main.
    Used to store ours in the allotment shed till the mice and rats got at them, keep them in the shed at home now and have a cat so they don't get attacked by the rodents.


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    Default Re: Gardener's Delight

    Everything gets planted late around us. We have a short but very hot growing season after the last risk of hard frost during the Full Moon of April.

    I used to grow tomatoes from seed but now I follow what my neighbours do and buy well established plants from the local growing nursery in late March.

    My most consistently successful crops for 8 years have been Butternuts, carrots and Onions which I do still grow from seed.


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    Red sky at night
    Forest are shite
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    Forest are shite


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    Do we have an official tree/plant for Forest?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-ugginblowupyourbakery View Post
    Do we have an official tree/plant for Forest?
    Pansy or weeping willow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-ugginblowupyourbakery View Post
    Do we have an official tree/plant for Forest?
    There is actually a tree called "Forest Pansy". My Dirty Leeds mate has one in his garden and likes to take the piss.

    https://plants.wemakedirtlookgood.co...t-pansy-redbud


 

 

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