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Potting on Perenials plug plants

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 13:57

Thanks all, I do have a three tier pvc greenhouse that is at my dads that I would away in August but I think to put this back up may result in it getting damaged over the winter as we tend to get strong winds and there was one time back in March of one year when a three tier greenhouse got lifted up with all my seeds in it and blown across the garden.  I did have a look online last night at the coldframes and see that like mummy muddypaws you can get one for about £30, so I may invest in one of those and that would solve my problem till springtime.  Just all comes down to space to put it, as I have pots and containers everywhere, but I am sure I could squeeze one in, even if it were at side of house.

Potting on Perenials plug plants

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 18:20

Thanks I did think of just sinking them in the bigger pots but still within their own pots and then come spring time can plant out as normal.  Will probably give that ago and hopefully it will work.  Also have lots of lavender too that I potted up two to a pot in the hope that they would just combine as one plant, don't know whether to sink those also.  The plants are the ones mentioned above, I have just left it too late to try and do anything with, they probably should have been put out a month or so ago but with the weather being as it is, haven't had the inclination to get out in the garden and so there is loads that needs tidied first before I pot any new plants in.  Hopefully next year is a better year weather wise!

Potting on Perenials plug plants

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 17:23

I understand what you are saying about the roots freezing in the small pots.  In that case would six small plants not be better in one large tub until spring time.  Definitely don't have space in kitchen which is north facing but is very small and not much room to move.  Cannot construct any sort of coldframe so am out of luck there I guess.  If I planted them into larger pots I could move these to the front of the house which is south facing and so hopefully could sit under the eves of the roof and perhaps get some heat from the house.

Potting on Perenials plug plants

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 10:08

I ordered 36 or so of the plug plant perenials that were in GW magazine a few months back.  When they arrived I potted up each plug into a small pot.  I now have all these pots sitting outside on my patio table and am not sure what I should do with them now over the winter period.  I am not really sure where I want to place these in my garden and I do not have any form of cold frame or greenhouse to overwinter.  Can I just plant them all into a larger planter and then move them come springtime or will they be fine as they are at the moment in their little pots.  I have noticed some of the leaves starting to yellow so not sure if I should be feeding them also.  Thanks for any replies.

Birds

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 22:11

It was good to just be able to watch them and they just sat there whilst I was right mu at the window watching.

Birds

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 14:51

I thought I was watching a male and a female thrush in my garden as I thought they were courting so to speak, however I have just seen a male blackbird feed a berry to one of them so now I am thinking that I may have been watching two young female blackbirds and the male has just come in to feed them, they were quite large birds, is this possible.  The two brown ones that I thought were thrushes have been hanging around my decking area in the garden for the last two days, would they have just fledged recently.  Maybe this is one for Springwatch.

Tomatos not growing well

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 14:42

I planted tomato seeds a while back and although they have sproute they have about nearly four leaves now, I have them in my bathroom to try and keep them warm and also this room gets the sun when we have any!  However, they have not really produced much growth and I am feeling it is going to be a year like last year when everything was really late, is there anything I can do to push them on a bit,  Should I perhaps feed them?

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