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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 09:57

Good morning all. Started sunny 5°, clouds coming. Poured over the weekend, but garden did need watering.

Waiting for man to come and mend the pool pump, an hour late so far, but the French are always late. More expense

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 09:51

Tracey, if you change your name to something weird you must tell us it's you!

Greenhouse Staging

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 23:10

I think it is and Gardengirl has started, there is a thread called "pallets".

Greenhouse Staging

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 22:58

I bought a very cheap flat pack wooden shelving unit in a supermarket (in France) and adapted it to be a longer 2 shelf one for the GH. I painted it with a non harmful wood preserver. In spring I put planks of wood on trestles as a temporary shelf for seedlings which I take down later to make room for the tomatoes. I have a potting bench as well, on the left. My toms go on the right.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 22:53

You will find out one day!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 22:26
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)

Not sure if anyone saw my post last night about the free perennials in this month's mags, any thoughts.......good or not??

Also, my Begonia bulbs (tubers, whatever they are called?), do they need to be in a GH  or are they ok outside?

Tx 

Keep Begonia tubers warm Tracey. When they have made plants and frost risk is over then they can go outside.

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' Easter Radbud

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 18:48

Cercis "Forest Pansy" is classed as a small tree or a large shrub. They have them growing like shrubs in borders at the Eden Project. They take 20 - 50 years to reach full size. They can grow to over 8 metres, but I would imagine that you could keep it pruned. I bought one 3 years ago and it is not as tall as me.

Newbie Novice

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 18:42

When they've grown big enough to handle and have their first real leaves, not just the seedling ones, you pot them on into fresh compost in little pots, or saved yoghurt pots with holes for drainage in the bottom. If they are only a week old they are probably still too young. When you pot them on you hold them very gently by the leaves, not touching the stems, and using a pencil or a plastic plant label ease the seedling carefully out and drop it into a hole in the compost in the new pot having made the hole with a pencil. Push the compost carefully around the seedling and water it. Then when there is no more risk of frost you can plant them in the garden.

As for how many to sow (you sow a seed and plant a plant), it depends how many there are in the packet. A dahlia seed is a reasonable size, you can sow each one individually into modules or about an inch apart in trays. Some seeds, like petunias and lobelia are really tiny, much harder to sow.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:39

You sound like a hedgehog!

The smileys keep wanting to go to the wrong end of the sentence.

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