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making enquiries

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 22:20

I can't see how it can tell you when to water. If you leave the lid on during germination the water drops back on the compost as condensation. When the plants are tiny leave the lid on with the ventilators open, there will still be little water loss. When the plants are bigger take the lid off or take them out of the propagator, then you use your fingers and your eyes to see when to water.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 17:47

I've been weeding, but the phone kept ringing so haven't done as much as hoped.

No way, Matty! We are enjoying retirement.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 14:10

Rose has been there over 20 years and doing well so will leave it. It's in a little bed against the house with the stone paving of the terrace around it.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 13:35

Oh how I wish there was an oven cleaner here. New oven, which I love, is OK but need to sell the old one, a cast iron Godin range which I hated and is filthy.

Have been weeding the Paul's Scarlet rose, but I think it's a lost cause - couch grass has got into it's roots.

Friend or Foe?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 11:02

Well done Caral, think that's it! At least I got the parsley bit!

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 10:07

I have that book. But I tend to plant where I think plants will be happy, sun, shade, dry, moist etc. Colour scheming as well is too complicated for me, especially when you have to work out the times of year as well. I try to mix early flowerers with late ones so I don't have bare patches. The middle bed was supposed to be pastels and the end bed was supposed to be hot colours, but it's got rather muddled.

making enquiries

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 10:02

I don't use thermometers with my electric propagators. It's just a mild heat from the heated cable in them and they always seem to get results. If you really want to know you could get a maximum/minimum thermometer and leave it in for night and see what the temp was.

Seed germination Rate

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 09:57

So would I.

Onion Seeds

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 09:55

Do you mean seeds or onions sets? Sets are like baby onions. Seeds are too small for carrier bags and don't do green shoots in a bag. The sets really should be got in as soon as possible, but I expect they can wait if you keep them cool, dry and not in a plastic bag. They are quite hardy and won't mind a frost. Can be planted in March with no worries.

Friend or Foe?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 09:51

I can't say with any certainty as they are very young, but is there a possibility that the first one is parsley and the second is a hellebore?

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