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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.

Supporting plants

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 12:25

I don't want to buy any plant supports I already have some.

Can anybody give me any tips relating to the best way to support plants varying in height from 24 inches to 6 feet ?

Thanks

Chris

Looking for flowers to 'fill in' a border

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 12:06

Thankyou all for your help.

I already have campanula which grow well and your suggestions will be a great help.  particularly the links to the RHS website.

 

Chris

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Seedlings and 'true leaves'

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Supporting plants

I need tips for supporting plants 
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Looking for flowers to 'fill in' a border

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