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Aww man! Seedlings...

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:15

Lyn, that is a very good wheeze

Seed germination - any hope for ones sown too early?

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:13

Tootles, just be aware; they don't like Cliff Richard's songs

Bamboo canes

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:12

I bundle them according to size, put some garden wire around them and stack them in a huge old plastic flower pot with stones in the base so it doesn't blow over and they lean against a wall; the important thing is that the flower pot has holes in the base so water doesn't stay there. the very long ones are again bundled and tied and rest horizontally on a ledge above ground level in a sheltered area. None of them are indoors.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:07

How wonderful is that? A very big thank you to the 4th Chelmsford Guides

Planting a new trough

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:58

FG

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?

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Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

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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

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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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