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Aww man! Seedlings...

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:57

I should have pointed out that over the fence is a large field...I would never throw snails into another person's garden, that would be too cruel

I do often do the bucket of salt water thing at night with a torch. Also, it is worth finding the nooks and crannies where they hide during the winter and visiting that spot around late Feb.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:51

Lizzie...you are wonderful

Panda

Kale

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:49

Which Kale are you growing? I have grown curly kale, but I really love the Italian one, Cavolo Nero, I believe there is a Russian one that has recently come on the market and is one of those 'super foods'. The great thing about kale is that you can be harvesting it all winter

Seed germination - any hope for ones sown too early?

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:43

Tootles, I think that if the conditions are too cold then the seeds would just rot in the moist compost.

There is a thread about heated propagators; I am a fan, but some others aren't. I have an electric frost buster heater in my greenhouse so when the seeds have germinated in the heated propagator in the kitchen, they can be transferred to the greenhouse, liberating the propagator for the next batch of seeds. The propagator has 7 little troughs with lids and cost about £30.

My garden clean up

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:38

It is going to look great Show us some pics as the plants develop?

Black...good or yuck?

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:34

I am not a fan of black at all; as a 'colour' it is simply an absence of light and what really annoys me is that the only single Hollyhock you can buy is...black. If they can do the black one, why can't they do all those lovely subtle hard to name colours that are so traditional to Hollyhocks?

What Lithodora is this?

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:29

Verdun, do they like ericacious soil? Can I just put some around and 'scratch' it in a bit, my Lithodora has been in for a year or so, but my soil has a ph of about 7. All I have noticed is that it is very thirsty.

Planting a new trough

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:22

Very smart trough!

Fairyg, do you think she could have some underplanting for the first year or so; Nasturtiums? or something like that? Or perhaps a few bulbs for the spring?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:19

Oh, forgot to say; picked up loads more pots from Moat Road nursery apparently it is too labour intensive for them to clean all the pots so they normally re-cycle them. I think a lot of nurseries do that, so it is a good source of pots.

I scrub them with an old washing up brush in a disinfectant mix in a bucket and then rinse them.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:16

Panda, perhaps just pm gardenjeannie?

How are you and how does your garden grow?

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Well, I never knew that!

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Wow, what a sunset!

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Weed Killer and compost bins

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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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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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