GIY Know-How

Richard's Ramblings June 22nd - Fertilisers, Mohicans and More

Richard's Ramblings June 22nd - Fertilisers, Mohicans and More

The rough grass between my tunnels needed its’ annual strim this week and as ever large quantities of the macerated vegetation ended up in my hair.

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The Basics by Michael Kelly Growing Cucumbers

The Basics by Michael Kelly Growing Cucumbers

I grow cucumbers exactly like tomatoes, planting them in the polytunnel and allowing them to climb (they can grow up to 2m high

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The Basics by Michael Kelly Growing Good Aubergines

The Basics by Michael Kelly Growing Good Aubergines

I sometimes think that aubergines are easy to grow, but hard to grow well if you know what I mean.  I find the plants easy to raise, but it’s a harder job to get good fruit.

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Richard's Ramblings June 5th - Plant Spacing and Thinning

Richard's Ramblings June 5th - Plant Spacing and Thinning

The white umbels of the cow parsley provide a wonderful natural flower show at this time of year, ribbons of lacy white flowers along the hedgerows, until you get to the strip of sprayed verge. How anyone can think a strip of dead, brown vegetation is more attractive than head high white flowers is beyond me. 

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Richard's Ramblings May 25th by Richard Mee

Richard's Ramblings May 25th by Richard Mee

The long wet winter is quickly fading into memory now with the sun on our backs and the soil drying out. Though look closely at the garden in GROW HQ and you will see the scars inflicted by the cold and wet.

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