BobTheGardener


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Propagator Help

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 19:17

Bee, from memory the sand was about 18C I think.  I used a heated bench with the top removed so would leave the lid off if using a standard propagator for this type of use.

Propagator Help

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 18:53

One of the best things to do with a heated propagator over winter is to root hardwood cuttings.  I find they really, really appreciate the bottom heat and took more than a dozen cuttings from a callicarpa last winter, expecting 2 or 3 to 'take'.  Every single one rooted and had to give most of them away!

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 18:39

Temp under 4C all day, 1C now and falling.  Been raining most of the afternoon - hoping for snow myself. Leics.

Cyclamen query

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 18:41

Yes, it's c. persicum.  I don't think that's whitefly (too small) but looks like some kind of fungal infection and suspect it has been a bit over-watered and kept somewhere a bit too warm.  It shouldn't kill the plant but will affect buds and new leaves so I would be tempted to give it a spray of a fungicide such as Bayer garden fungus fighter.  As Dove said, only water them when dry, from the bottom and do keep it somewhere cool.

Vegetables/edible plants to grow in flower beds/borders

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 18:37

Runner beans were originally grown as ornamental plants, if you have any fences to grow them up.  There are red, white, purple and red/white flowered varieties.

Amelanchier Robin Hil

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 17:11

Have a good look around - prices vary a lot and you would be sure to get a good sized one for £60-80.  They are lovely trees.

Raising pot height in pond.

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 17:09

I like the sound of that last one, madpenguin.  Infinitely adjustable!

Last edited: 08 January 2017 17:09:42

Raising pot height in pond.

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 16:51

You can cut them fairly easily.  Other than that, all I can think of is to re-pot your plants into taller pots  and add shingle to the bottom of the pots to raise the plant height.  Together with the bricks this should allow you to tailor them exactly to your liking.

Raising pot height in pond.

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 16:46

Breeze blocks?

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Some kind of mint?

 
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Last Post: 27/08/2017 at 19:16

Accidental greengage

Wrong variety but happy 
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Last Post: 29/07/2017 at 16:32

Hoglet!

Seems hedgehogs are breeding in my garden 
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Last Post: 09/07/2017 at 21:28

New greenhouse

Building greenhouse from start to fruition 
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Last Post: 09/07/2017 at 16:13

Border design by Spanish bluebells

Random plantings 
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Last Post: 14/05/2017 at 14:32

Unknown bird

Came home this evening to find this 
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Last Post: 10/05/2017 at 20:19

Garden photos April

By month so folk can see what is in bloom for reference purposes. 
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Last Post: 02/04/2017 at 20:01

Winter soft fruit pruning

Some things to do now 
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Last Post: 04/02/2017 at 17:52

'Dramatic' music in TV programmes

Increase in noise! 
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Last Post: 23/11/2016 at 22:23

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Thought I'd start a thread just for our photos 
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Last Post: 03/12/2016 at 00:32

Gardener's World about to start now!

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Last Post: 14/07/2016 at 16:55

Cutting ID

I thought these were philadelphus 
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Last Post: 11/07/2016 at 17:34

Canary

Hope it finds it's way home 
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Last Post: 26/04/2016 at 18:22

Vine weevils

..ate all of my winter carrots! 
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Huge pest problem

Don't think netting will work 
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