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Infant school garden

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:35

You could also consider either a wormery, but that is slightly labour intensive and you would need to take it home in the longer school hols (they are not very large) or a compost bin. Either one will teach the children a lot about re-cycling and in my experience as a Compost Master we do a lot of events with children, they LOVE the worms in the wormery

seedlings coming through at different rates - advice?

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:30

I cut mine too and remove the sprouted seedlings' modules from the propagator.

Plant ID's please

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:26

I agree with 1 and 3, don't know 2.

new garden centre

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:24

What a lovely story; I hope his GC is successful.

Heated Propagators

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:15

I agree about Greedy Nursery.com selling seedlings that are quite inappropriate for this time of year; BUT must differ about the heated propagator. I only bought one in February, wish I had bought it to get Aubergines and Peppers started off in January. I DO have a heated greenhouse (with just a frost buster type heater) and a conservatory that is unheated, but the boiler is in there. It , along with the g/h which is in it's 2nd year has revolutionised my gardening, am starting to understand far more about germination and ongoing cultivation.

I am not a beginner, but over the years have suffered so much disapointment from seeds not germinating through lack of heat, that I would recommend a heated propagator, mine does NOT have a thermostat, but gets switched off every morning (one could have it on a time switch) and any of the containers that show signs of growth; the ventilator gets opened.

In short, I am thrilled with my new toy

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:01

That is so kind to offer your trailer and your time

Fruit and veg growing

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 18:59

I grew a very happy courgette in a galvanised bucket last year; they normally go into large plastic troughs.

Would love to see some pics once you have got everything planted, as I grow some of my veg in containers; partly lack of space and partly to keep tomatoes and potatoes in fresh compost each year to avoid blight. Also, aubergines, cucumbers and some toms are all in containers in the green house. I have an old enamelled jam pan which gets new compost each year for a Tumbling Tom type tomato.

carrot fly & pests

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 16:01

I grow carrots in very big plastic pots and so the lazy carrot fly cannot reach them. When I grew them in large grow bag type containers, I created a barrier with canes and a bit of polythene sheeting.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 15:57

Have a great weekend and I hope your plans go well for Tuesday.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 09:26

A sunny morning bump to you all

Discussions started by artjak

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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