Latest posts by biofreak

Talkback: Taking geranium cuttings

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 14:58

My last batch are now in their 4th year in tubs outside. A wonderful present that just go on and on - I have added irises/small daffs and tulips amongst the geraniums (only a long narrow earthenware tub - and they all flower before the geraniums so gives a great show.


Posted: 09/02/2016 at 11:36

Get your own cat! Preferably a Bengal - They will attack any other cat on sight (and dogs actually!) and they can be fully obedience trained. Boots the Bengal NEVER p---- or p---- on the veg plot or in the flower beds - Rushes indoors to the scratchbox every time!!

Gardeners World returns 4th March 2016

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 11:31

So glad Monty is back - He is so as we say in France 'Sympa' (Has a lovely atmosphere around him) - Just hope they come up with some Biodynamic Gardening Features - Nobody seems to touch this subject.

Used Tea Bags

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 11:28

Used Tea and Coffee Bags are great slug deterrants. I pop them around the lettuce in pots, but keep them damp. Talking cats (which I know you weren't!) they hate the smell of wet tea bags.

Half of Lavender Dying

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 11:24

Sorry - Cut your losses and throw it out. Lavender is so cheap and easy to take cuttings from the other plant.

Talkback: Taking geranium cuttings

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 11:21

Yes. But they can get a bit straggly, so prune them hard and fleece them well. Also, it's quite nice to bring in new stock to ring the changes. I find that they root anywhere anytime, especially in our gravel carpark - Am I just lucky?

pancake day

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 11:17

Anyone got a full proof recipe - Husband refuses to eat mine, and even the dog says 'no'! - My problem is sticking to the pan. Omelletes turn out brilliantly, and Yorkshire Pud but Pancakes - catastrophe!!!

Garden Mint

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 11:15

Split the plant up now and cut the roots back, then replant in a number of seperate pots. At this time of year the shock will cause a spurt of growth and hey presto Minted Potatoes and Pimms in 3 weeks!!! Works well for me.

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 11:05

Bought white onion sets 'Silver Moon' yesterday which I use for 'Spring Onions' - Gales made sure I could not get near plot, so will have to wait for next planting date. Boots the Bengal blown out of greenhouse when cover came off again - One very angry cat!!! - Yes Douce Provence did take well last year - but I waited until Easter to sow them. Not at all happy about red lead -don't want to poison anyone!

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 15:54

Both ideas brilliant - Thank you. Will give it a go on Pea and Bean Day!

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