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Aches and pains

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 12:20

I take Fish Oil tablets (2 a day) ... it has cleared up the sore knees I always had.

You need to take it for a month before the effects are felt !  

Chris

Seedlings and 'true leaves'

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 13:26

I think the compost was too dry if anything !

Compost was last years

Will try and build the lightbox to help.

Thanks

Seedlings and 'true leaves'

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 12:48

Well,  I have a disaster on my hands ,   my 'leggy' antirrinhums have collapsed.  I conducted a forensic examination on some of them and found that the root development on them was not very good ie.  About a qusrter of an inch of root and 1 inch of stalk.

I did not use seed compost ... could this be the problem ?

Ground elder in compost bin

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 12:37

Once you've dug it over try putting some plastic over the ground to kill off things due to lack of light.

Also,  in the past I've 'painted' the ground elder leaves with a systemic weedkiller .. this kills a lot of it after a few months .   The trouble is it does come back as once its there its there for good !

Chris

Seedlings and 'true leaves'

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 12:31

Have just been browsing my seedlings with my electron microscope and have spotted the beginning of the true leaves !

Yippeee !!!!

 

Will keep the faith for another few days before I prick them out ... who knows more may appear !

Seedlings and 'true leaves'

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 14:08

Thanks all,  sounds like thats the thing to do.

 

Will start tomorrow !

Soil Problem

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 13:13

I'd gues either weed killer / chemicals in the bed or shade / dry.

Why not put some shade loving plants in the bed ?

Chris

Seedlings and 'true leaves'

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 12:29

I've planted some Rudbekia 'Cherry Brandy' and Antirrinhums in 2 seed trays in my house.   They have both germinated and I have placed them on a table by a window.

They are now getting a bit 'leggy' and, although they've been there about 3 weeks,  they have yet to grow their 'true leaves'.

Can anybody tell me when they should appear ?  or have I made a grievous error !

Thanks    Chris

Supporting plants

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 14:48

Will try that.

 

Thanks for the help

Chris

Supporting plants

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 12:43

Mainly geraniums and smallis ones ... such as Sedum.

It always seems to me that I havent got enough supports.

The supports are all sorts ones you can buy from garden centres.

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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