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Greenhouse in Winter

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 14:34

Temperature 10-12c at the moment. Have popped in some lettuce plants (Bought 6 for 75p) so won't have lost much if I lose them. Parsley doing well. Sowed red onions Red Baron yesterday in between lettuces. Can you grow onion sets in containers indoors, or will it get too hot in the Spring?

Lavender

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 14:27

I think that it is the type of Lavender because my Hidcote was a disaster but the 'Grasse' was brilliant. I just split it in two like they do in Provence. The Papillon 'Butterfly Lavender' seems to only work from cuttings too. On rambles I have always tugged a root out of the ground and it has taken well.

PROMO CODE

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 14:20

My promo Code is on the back of the latest Catalogue from T & M

Cheated

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 13:57

We start buying Xmas Presents from us to us (there are only 2 of 'us') straight after Easter from Charity Shops and £1 shops. I wrap the presents as soon as we get home labelling them with our initials so that come Xmas Eve I then mark on the gift tag which animal they are from eg: To Master love Patch. We have completely forgotten what we have bought and have wonderful surprises plus cheap Xmas'

Peach leaf Curl

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 14:56

Well I've wrapped it up all snug and warm, but, how will insects get in to pollinate? ie - when do I risk unwrapping it again?

Are Gardening Magazines Overseas related to UK?

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 14:50

Back in the Autumn I was surprised to see Carol's photo in my weekly French Gardening Mag at the same time as my Monthly Gardeners World - Whilst it was the same photo there was no article by her in the French Mag. This week I see Alan Titchmarsh pruning on the inside back cover of the French mag listed for next week. I assume Royalties are paid for photos - or perhaps there is a free Library avaialable OR perhaps they don't know that their photos are being used? - Copyright and all that. Has any other reader abroad seen the same thing? I just thought they should know.

Greenhouse in Winter

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 14:42

Broad Beans doing really well in cold greenhouse. Grabbed myself some polystyrene fishboxes lying around the Market last week - Could I pop some things in these? Suggestions please - Temp hovering around 9 degrees. Always been afraid of sowing too early as seem to lose so many young plants though they sprout readily enough.

Lavender

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 14:39

Just in passing - I did divide my 'Grasse' Lavender and they have taken beautifully - Now have new big clumps that I have trimmed into jolly balls of joy. Can highly recommend this instead of buying new stock. Cuttings nowhere near as successful. Pretty but weak and feeble!

Biodynamic Gardening

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 14:35

Just finished wading through my Mother's gardening notes that she made in the late 60's/70's when she belonged to a Biodynamic Steiner Group in Sussex - comparing her comments with the French and British Calenders & Guides - It all seems to gel. Just getting my brain into gear to set it down here!

Old Wive's Tales/Tips and Wrinkles

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 14:29

I thought it was Foxgloves because they give off a smidgeon (as micro micro scopic) of digitalis raising pulse rate - Victorians deemed it not only Bad Luck but believed they bought death into a house - Sorry to be so cheerful! Just in passing learnt this morning that if you plant thyme (say in a square bed) around lettuces it deters slugs.

Discussions started by biofreak

Nematodes

Slug deterrant? 
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Last Post: 28/02/2015 at 18:13

Lost Seed Order!!

Has anyone else lost their's in transit? 
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Last Post: 25/02/2015 at 12:28

Cucumber Frames

How do I make maximum Use of one? 
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Last Post: 25/02/2015 at 10:21

How to get rid of Gorse

Roadside problem 
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Last Post: 10/02/2015 at 11:35

Are Gardening Magazines Overseas related to UK?

Carol Klein & Alan Titchmarsh in France 
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Last Post: 03/02/2015 at 14:50

Old Wive's Tales/Tips and Wrinkles

True or False? 
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Last Post: 03/02/2015 at 14:29

Moving gooseberries

Will sawfly move too? 
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Last Post: 19/01/2015 at 07:57

Swiss Chard

New veg to try? 
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Last Post: 18/01/2015 at 15:48

Biodynamic Gardening

Has anyone tried it? 
Replies: 21    Views: 635
Last Post: 24/02/2015 at 14:58

Sawfly

Moving Gooseberries 
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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:13

Figs in Pots & Mulberries

What Soil? 
Replies: 4    Views: 270
Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:51

Greenhouse in Winter

What to plant/sow now 
Replies: 11    Views: 787
Last Post: 10/02/2015 at 02:35

Broom

Pruning 
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Last Post: 19/06/2014 at 18:43

Insect Eating Plants

What soil to use 
Replies: 11    Views: 452
Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 11:39

Peach leaf Curl

Will fruit hold? 
Replies: 6    Views: 436
Last Post: 03/02/2015 at 17:43
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