Alina W

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Reviving dried bedding, lost instructions

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 11:17

Interesting how it's the pelargoniums, with their thick stems, which seem to be doing best.


Posted: 23/05/2012 at 10:31

If you get nothing, you can eat the leaves in salads.


Posted: 23/05/2012 at 10:28
Berghill wrote (see)

It is a question on knowing ones onions I suppose!


Reviving dried bedding, lost instructions

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 10:27

Interesting idea, Kate. I'll be curious to see how well they grow, i.e., whether the dessication has any permanent effects.

I must admit, I didn't believe that it would work at all when you mentioned it, so I'm fascinated by your progress. Which plants did you try?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 10:01

Sunny here in North Yorks - got up to 25C yesterday, and predicted to do the same today

Moldy Compost Disaster :(

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 09:58

Other than the compost perhaps not being quite composted enough, it would have to be a bit too much watering.

You might have better luck now with the weather being a bit warmer, so less condusive to moulds.

Summer bulbs

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 21:33

You can leave them in their pots and either let them dry out or keep them barely moist.


Posted: 22/05/2012 at 21:27

Sorry, Berghill - crossed my alliums with my daffs

That new roundup gel

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 21:24

Roundup works by effectively making the plant overgrow initially, so your weeds sound about right after a week.

Lavender from Seed

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 16:58

I would plant them into individual pots first - say 3" pots - and wait until they have filled them with roots before planting them out. In the meantime, do take them outside whenever the weather allows - it will really speed up their growth.

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