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Posted: 20/05/2017 at 20:42

I think that would be fine, there are enough healthy leaves on the plant.

Is the germination of Zinnia seeds temperature critical?

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 12:06

No, before they come through, in order to come through at all, at germination. That is why you cover the seeds lightly, to let the light through.


Posted: 20/05/2017 at 11:05

Clematis tend to prefer a soil that is neutral to slightly alkaline. Do you have a very acidic soil, the sort that grows good azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias?

Is the germination of Zinnia seeds temperature critical?

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 10:47

Zinnias usually need light to germinate, maybe it was too dark in the airing cupboard.

can anyone advise

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 10:41

They had it in the RHS garden Hyde Hall. They sprayed it with glyphosate several times. I've heard that you trample on it first to bruise it.


Posted: 20/05/2017 at 10:38

Did you have that flush of hot weather where you live? Were the leaves hit by the sun when they were very new? I live in Dordogne in France and that has happened here before. Friends in England told me it had been in the mid 20s having been cold before. I don't think it is rust or even a disease, it looks physiological.

Protecting young plants from rabits

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 10:31

Here is a link from the RHS which may help choose what to plant.  https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=209 

Wonderful memories

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 10:27

I have that book too. I also have one called Food from your Garden which was my veg growing Bible when I started, over 40 years ago.


Posted: 20/05/2017 at 10:15

They are hungry thirsty plants. If the weather is dry they need watering, a proper weekly soak is better than a sprinkle. Slugs and snails like them and can eat new shoots and the bark around older shoots. Clematis can also get an illness called clematis wilt which causes them to collapse suddenly. Planting them deeply helps to prevent this.

Watering my young Cherry Blossoms

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 10:11

I would water them in dry periods for the first year, but not in winter. A good weekly soak is better than a light daily sprinkle. But, of course, if it's been raining and your earth is properly damp there would be no need.

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