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Knotweed or Bindweed?

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 09:20

Isn't it very early in the year for bindweed? I normally don't see it appearing till june/july, but i'm in the north east.



Go figure..!

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 14:54

Out of interest what 2 variety do you have? 

Greenhouse Clean

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 14:41

Personally i use a disinfectant called Rely+On Virkon. You should be able to pick some up online, it's a clinical laboratory disinfectant. One of the few that will kill Virus' as well as bacteria and fungus. It's the stuff they use to clean after noro virus outbreaks usually. 


Wildflower gardening

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 09:41

If it's a smallish area and have cleared it properly have you thought of just getting the meadow turf to lay? It'll give you an instant effect, that's how they did the Olympic park i think. 

GW T&M Free Lavender offer.

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 09:31

They may be different to those they've done before, but when i last did the T&M 30 free they were about 3cm of root and 3cm of plant when they arrived, very much the std T&M mini postiplugs. I'd be super surprised if they were 30x 12cm plugs.

Tomato seedlings wilting

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 09:19

If it's only a few of them, could you have damaged the stems when pricking out and potting on?

I usually find my tomatoes droop a bit after repotting in the greenhouse if it's hot, but they recover in  few hours with a good soaking.

As they say never touch the stems when pricking out just handle with a leaf, and don't firm down much.


Posted: 20/04/2015 at 13:56

The best thing about Aquilegia is the self seeding.. and waiting to see what the new plant will look like. I've got loads of them all over the garden, great plants.

GW T&M Free Lavender offer.

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 13:53

Be warned it'll be a long time before you can plant them out as a hedge! 

I think i got these 2 summers ago, it took a good year of potting on and wintering in the greenhouse to get them to the point where they could be planted out. 

Good if you have the time, and facilities to bring them on.

When does cherry blossom?

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 09:35

my stella cherry is still way off flowering, in the NE. It'll most likely be may before it flowers.

My plums are just starting now.

Online plant ordering

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 12:02

With the usual catalogue companies the plants are always very small, even for things like shrubs etc they will be tiny rooted cuttings or whatever. If you have the time and energy (and equipment) to bring them on then they can be ok.

For fruit however the big suppliers like blackmoor etc are generally excellent.

Discussions started by AndytheScientist

Geranium pratense 'Purple Haze'

Got seedlings but their not purple... 
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ID on Weed/Plant

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