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Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:03

They tend to be purchased as rooted plants and thus can be planted at any time it is not frozen outside but buying them dormant in early spring and planting then gives them time to settle before they wake up in late spring.

Coffee anyone ?

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 19:15

Do you just ask for some spent coffee grounds in the shop?

Can you grow Broccoli in tubs?

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 15:28

I'm growing Broccoli this year for the first time, or more correctly my 5 year old son is. You can grow them in a deep trough but that means being assiduous with watering. As a Brassica you will get lots of interesting caterpillars...


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 11:15

If it is just the leaves that were zapped then they do regrow, if the stem is zapped then I have never seen them grow from roots so suggest to try some more seed.

Super savvy ideas thread

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 21:04

This has been doing the rounds for some time, but using those cheap clear plastic tubs as mini greenhouses is a good dual use/cheap hack.


Moss in Lawn

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 20:23

Use sulphate of iron. It turns it black and kills it almost immediately and it feeds the grass. Available at every GC and shed.

Plant Identification Please

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 18:45

I should have said Echium pininana, which is semi-hardy in the UK.

Plant /weed IDs

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 18:43

1. A type of fern, possibly something good, so keep it.

2. Definite weed, remove all of it

3. Tree seedlings of some kind, possibly a willow variety.

Is this a weed?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 18:40

My inclination is to leave it and let it grow...the leaves are large and pleasant shaped, so worth it for foliage alone. It does remind me of a few things but also nothing in particular.

Is there still life in there?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 16:48

I think it is dead but does not know it yet, but also think it is worth putting outside and seeing if it grows or not.

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