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Excessive cost of seeds

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 12:14

I bought a packet of Unwins 'Shirley' tomatoes.  

I paid £3.99 for 12 seeds,  as the packet stated.

It seems to me that such a price is excessive,  and I'd say that the profits made by many seed manufacturers seem a tad excessive !

Any comments anybody ?

Chris

 

Excessive dampness in shed

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 13:26

OK ... thankyou all very much ... I'll remove the carpet and see what happens !

Excessive dampness in shed

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 12:56

What if I take out the carpet ?

Excessive dampness in shed

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 12:38

Built of wood and about a year old.  Small and butting onto a brick garage (but not touching it).

No as its only a year old the felt is still new ... I've checked it for leaks and it seems fine !

Chris

Excessive dampness in shed

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 12:16

I have a shed which is a bit damp ... although I have checked for leaks in the roof etc. the roof has gone green.

I have put a carpet down in the shed ... is there any possibility that this is keeping it warm and any dampness in the shde cannot escape ?

Thanks

 

Chris

Protecting a Hebe over winter

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 13:23

I could put a bit of clear plastic over it ... I have some of that !

The Hebe is a big one,  although with the damage caused by last winter I've had to cut it back hard.

But thanks for your help

Protecting a Hebe over winter

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 12:33

I have a very nice Hebe,  which is about 5 years old.   Every winter it suffers badly from frost / snow  etc.  despite being covered with fleece.   The Hebe takes the next 12 weeks to recover !

Is there a better way iof protecting it over winter ?

 

Thanks

Chris

raspberry--how-long-do-they-last-

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 14:10

I have some 4 year old Glenn Ample.   This year the fruits were not very big,  although there was plenty of them.   The fruits last year were a good size.

Should the rsapberry canes be replaced after 3 years ?  I have fed them and so am a bit suprised that they are so small !

Thanks

Chris

Scale Insects on my rose

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 12:42

Thanks ... I'll try it !

Ideas for shading plants please

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 12:06

Now that we, in the South of England, are encountering these very high temperatures has anybody any tips for the shading of plants ?

I was wondering if the use of fleece could be one ... although I'd have thought it would just raise the temperature of the plants inside.

Thanks

Chris

Discussions started by Chris 7

Hothouse plant - help

Brought into the house from outsode 
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Last Post: 27/11/2014 at 19:12

Dipladenia and tendrils

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Last Post: 10/10/2014 at 17:14

Reviving a hedge

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Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 13:05

Clematis and yellowing leaves

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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 12:58

Excessive cost of seeds

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Last Post: 13/03/2014 at 20:54

Excessive dampness in shed

Is the presence of a carpet causing problems in my shed ? 
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Last Post: 04/02/2014 at 14:22

Protecting a Hebe over winter

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Last Post: 31/08/2013 at 13:23

raspberry--how-long-do-they-last-

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Last Post: 09/08/2013 at 18:59

Ideas for shading plants please

 
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Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 14:44

Scale Insects on my rose

 
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Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 14:30

Apple Trees losing thier leaves

 
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Last Post: 18/07/2013 at 13:01

Greenhouse tomatoes : Pollination

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Last Post: 23/05/2013 at 13:38

Cutting the top off raspberry canes

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Last Post: 16/05/2013 at 19:02

Pinching out Antirrinhums (Snap dragons)

When should I pinch them out ? 
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Last Post: 28/04/2013 at 12:30

Seedlings and 'true leaves'

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