blue rose

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Growing chilli's

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 21:29

Just read that chilli's can take 5 weeks to germinate, I'm planning on putting my cosmos in the propagator in a few weeks. Might be easier to buy them...

Heated greenhouse, I wish

Growing chilli's

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 12:18

Many thanks for the quick reply, I've got a decent propagator that can fit 3 seed trays. I've grown flowers from seed but I'm sticking to Cosmos, sweet peas and sweet rocket this year. The back room is west facing but doesn't get enough light. 

I always start in seed trays (except for the sweet peas) and pot on. I've never understood the theory as to why I should do this! So when my husband insisted the chilli seeds are started in a large pot I couldn't say why I thought this was a bad idea. Aside from the fact that it's a waste of compost and a small plant in a big pot will look odd


Growing chilli's

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 11:24

My husband has bought some chilli plant seeds. He wants to start them off indoors in large pots (18cm diameter). I think they should be started off in smaller pots and then potted on. Which is the best way to grow them?


How can I get my wisteria to flower on an east facing wall?

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 18:12

Ah that's what I suspected as I've given it various feeds. So my dream of wisteria flowering on the front of the house may not be possible then. 

How can I get my wisteria to flower on an east facing wall?

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 12:03

I have a mature wisteria that was here when we bought the house. It flowers wonderfully on the south facing wall but the front of the house is east facing and I only get several flowers. I've been having it pruned in January and June (admittedly by the window cleaner!) but its not made any difference. Would a feed help?

When is a good time to redo a fence?

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 14:44

The fence is leaning, the damage is more cosmetic than anything else. I would rather get someone in as when the fence was put up it was a rainy weekend and I think my husband took short cuts to save himself doing the manual labour!



When is a good time to redo a fence?

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 17:30

We were thinking would take the fence down and then put in new posts at 6ft and concrete them. The spikes were metal but we think the ground moved with all the wet weather, winds and floods 

I have around 80 plants in the border and so I'm thinking late autumn would be best? I'm quite a new gardener but went a bit mad in the border. 

When is a good time to redo a fence?

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 13:39

When is the best time of year to redo a fence? My husband put our fence up 5 years ago. The problem was that it's a 6ft fence and the posts (metposts - not concreted in) were put in every 12 feet. Then we had storms, the garden flooded and now the fence is leaning over badly. The whole thing needed new posts the problem is that since then I've planted up a border. I'm very keen and I've filled the raised bed with cottage garden style plants including geraniums, hebes, salvia, aliums, phlox, naepta walkers low, campanula's, russian sage, asters and penstemons. 

I'm worried about losing all my plants. I guess in spring I could dig up all the perennials and put them in pots, the shrubs should be established? There are quite a few bulbs also. Or would late autumn be best when everything is dying back? 

What can I do to revive this shrub

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 21:26

Thanks I've moved it to a pot and put it in the greenhouse. I even removed the side hedge to give the spot where it was planted more light but I'll look for a shrub that likes shade.  

What can I do to revive this shrub

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 23:31

I planted an Australian mint bush in spring, it was doing well until recently and now looks very sorry for itself. I've been watering it but haven't put any compost around it. I'm not sure what happened, we haven't had any frost.

Its been watered regularly, its in a shaded area and maybe doesn't have the best soil. I've cut back a bit of dead wood at the bottom, is there anything else I can do? Should I move it? I really liked it, thanks! 




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