* Red Dahlia *

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Blue Peter Moment! Reusing bottles

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 20:32
I. 'Borrowed' some from mum but they never made it back!!! I would appreciate knowing how to make drip feed water solutions for everyday or while I'm away!

More ideas please everyone, lets share and inspire each other. Especially if it saves us money!!!

Blue Peter Moment! Reusing bottles

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 19:23
I'm loving it. This year I made some paper pots and I'm waiting for my sweet peas to germinate in them.

I also save the plastic tubs that meat, fish and mushrooms etc come in! I can either stand things in them or make holes and use as seed trays etc!

Why spend more than we have to! Just wish my bottles were more so similar size to my pots. I have round cloche on a square pot, but I'm trying!!!! The cutting seems to have perked up since I put in the bottle!!! Tx

One of my helebores

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 19:18
Why thankyou, I think I'm blushing! Although I accompanied my sister in a horsey blast around the village tracks rather than gardening today! Although returned home to one if my courgettes being up and 2 sugarsnap peas. So they took 7 days!

Not that I was counting!

It's raining here so just hoop my little carrots under fleece will be ok. Although not germinated yet!

Blue Peter Moment! Reusing bottles

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 14:47
I have plopped one over a dahlia cutting, took the lid off and left it to its own devices!! Spray in the hole at the top to keep the leaves moist! Fingers crossed!

One of my helebores

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 14:44
Once again a veritable feast of facts. Thanks!!!

Blue Peter Moment! Reusing bottles

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 23:22
A picture if a couple of mine. Lettuce are up, tomatos aren't as yet!


Blue Peter Moment! Reusing bottles

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 23:18
Anyone out there save and use pop bottles to made propogators, cloches etc?? I have for the first ever time. I have also used one to put over a fresh dahlia cutting. Do throwing it out there, good, bad, uses. Does it help in rooting cuttings?

Seed germination

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 23:13

The ones I dobbed back in seem to have 'taken' but they are weaker. Think it was the use if vermiculite??

One of my helebores

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 23:01
I bought one from b&q and loooooove it!!!! Can you take cuttings at all or just wait for it to seed. Only planted it about a week ago!

Seed germination

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 22:55
Any clue why my gazania came up and were ontop of the vermiculite. Literally roots facing the stars. Gently had to turn up and poke back in. Wondered if it was because I used vermiculite. Only got 11 out of 20 seeds!

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