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Facebook questions April 1st

How high does aquadulce Claudia and the sutton broad beans grow to please? Also how high do feltham first, kelvedon wonder and hurst greenshaft peas grow too and which is the best way to support them? Answer: Hi Matthew, 'Aquadulce Claudia' grows to 1 metre in height and 'The Sutton' is dwarf, only growing

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 13th August 2010

…an unusual addition to the winter vegetable garden. Hardy lettuce 'All the Year Round' is a great crop for sowing now for winter salads. You could also try onion sets for autumn planting such as 'Hi Keeper'. Name: Andy Clayton Question: What winter crops should I consider for grow bags in my mini-greenhouses?…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer SEssion 8th July 2011

…continuing to grow but the bud just doesn't open and there's only 1 bud on it each year. Answer: Hi Pauline. It is unlikely that beheading it would prevent it from flowering in following years but there are quite a few reasons why roses might not flower. Often it is something to do with their growing environment…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 3rd May 2013

…on for longer, but as soon as the seedlings start pushing against the polythene it's best to take it off to give them room to grow. I hope this helps Angela, good luck. Name: Margaret Mccartney Question: Yes how can I stop black fly attacking my cherry tree this year? Answer: Hi Margaret, although unsightly…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 22nd March 2013

…easy to grow in a fertile, moist soil. With my vegetable plot I dedicate an area to permanent plants such as raspberries, strawberries and herbs and then make sure I leave a few beds free for annual crops such as carrots and broccoli, which I edge with quick-growing salad crops such as lettuce, beetroot…

Edible Flowers Guide

Edible Flowers Guide It is surprising how many flowers growing in our gardens are edible. Edible flowers have been used for years in cooking or as decorations for various dishes.The Chinese were the first to experiment with flowers as food and their many and varied recipes can be traced back as far back…

Effect of Light on Germination and Seedlings

…parent usually grows, so as to ensure that those which fall in an area conducive to growth will germinate and those which fall in less salubrious circumstances bide their time. For example a seed requiring light to germinate might fall into the deep shade of another plant where growing conditions would…

What to do in the garden in July

…vegetable crops daily in warm weather. Try to ensure that they are consistently moist. * • Use grass clippings as a mulch around potato plants to stop tubers near the surface from turning green. Alternatively earth up your potato plants as they grow. If you're growing potatoes in bags, gradually add more…

Companion Planting Guide

…Take care with some companion plants such as mint - these are fast-growing plants and will quickly smother your crop. Grow mint in containers to keep it under control. Companion planting chart Companion plant 1 Companion plant 2 How does it work Cabbage, kale, cauliflower Nasturtium Plant Nasturtiums…

Coleshill School Gardening Club | Club in the Spotlight

…particularly to growing vegetables. The assistants at the after school club are also members of Coleshill Gardening club, so the children are benefiting from a wealth of horticultural knowledge and know-how. Not only does the school have 3 vegetable beds and a fruit patch in which to grow produce, the…