Latest posts by Bex2012

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is there such thing as a cherry tomatoe BUSH?

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 22:50

I don't have a greenhouse, so my toms have to take their chances outdoors! I literally put the pots into the trough & left them to it. They are against a cream fence which gets late morning/afternoon sun, so they do get heat.

is there such thing as a cherry tomatoe BUSH?

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 16:00

I've grown suttons "sweet and neat" this year, which is a bush tomato. I don't eat them whole, but my OH has been munching them like sweeties! I put in two plants, and the other day I picked over 1lb of fruit, with more ripening as we speak. 

Plastic boxes to overwinter?

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 13:38

They are outdoor bedding geraniums, I know they take a while to get going when sown from seed, but these are crazy slow! I've also got some huecheras and erysimum cuttings that need to grown on.

Plastic boxes to overwinter?

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 10:43

I've got a load of cuttings and exceptionally slow growing geraniums that I think I'll have to overwinter. All I have is one of those mini greenhouses. Do you think using clear plastic boxes (the type you get in pound stretcher or ikea) would work as a DIY cold frame? I'm thinking maybe some bubblewrap or polystyrene on the bottom would help with insulation.

Coprosma Pacific Sunset

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 22:25

I have one and I love it! The colouring on the leaves this year was fantastic, and I actually got some small flowers. I did lose a couple of stems to frost when I first got it, but it seems ok now. I don't think I've ever given it any special treatment over winter.

Growing Isotoma from seed

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:40

Fell in love with (and bought) an isotoma from the garden centre, which I understand is a long-flowering annual. I've never seen these ever before, and understand you can grow them yourself. Has anyone ever grown these from seed & can give me some tips?


Cutting back osteospermums

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 18:37

Last year I bought some osteospermums which flowered all through summer... And winter... And are now growing again! They weren't anything fancy, just from b&q. Im quite happy to keep them going as I like the colour, only problem is that they have kinda flopped forward, and are hanging over the edge of the trough.

Can they be cut back or is this not a good idea, especially as they are flowering?

Check out your greenhouse.

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 17:25

Don't forget your plastic greenhouses too! I've lost all my seedlings thanks to a couple of frisky snails climbing up inside.

Aww man! Seedlings...

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 12:02

I hate snails! And slugs.... And mosquitos.

little gits have been in my greenhouse again! All my climbing petunias are gone and the rest of the lobelia and verbena. Looks like I'll either be down the garden centre or buying new seeds...

Aww man! Seedlings...

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 22:53

So I found the culprit, a teeny weeny baby snail! And yes it got lobbed into next door, but gently cos it's only a baby 

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Plastic boxes to overwinter?

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Aww man! Seedlings...

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