Monthly Archives: May 2021

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Mantis Tiller Serviced

I've had my Mantis Tiller serviced, which was expensive but worth it.  They're a great machine, lightweight and versatile but a few problems.

Sweet Peppers, Bad Weather Arrives

I've lost my touch with peppers so I've bought some rather fine plants from the garden centre. Oh the shame!

Sweetcorn, Tomatoes, Potatoes

Sweetcorn getting planted, tomatoes in the greenhouse and polytunnel borders and very soon new potatoes for the table.

Sweetcorn, Tomatoes & Beans

Despite the poor weather and my bad back, getting some tasks sorted.

Dripline Watering, planting, back trouble

Installing dripline watering systems into the polytunnel. Planting out tomatoes undercover despite the cool weather. Back problems.

Prof. W J Beal in classroom

How long can seeds in the ground remain viable

An experiment started in 1879 is showing how long weed seeds can remain viable for in the ground. The results are surprising.

Slugs on Lettuce

Natural Slug & Snail Controls Tested

Slugs and snails, words to bring fear to any gardener's heart! It's been a good year in the endless slug war so far but warm wet weather is ideal for the slimy devils. What to do?

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