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electric seed propagators

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 15:07

Do you insulate it in some way so that the heat doesn't just sink into the benching? I'm thinking perhaps an inch or two of carpet underlay.

Now these have to be built in such a way that should you dear grandmother spill her tea / bladder in bed she's not going to get the shock of her life so I am not too worried about the electrocution side of things although repeated soakings would concern me a little. Do you lay a thin plastic sheeting over the top to avoid any over flow that might affect the electrics / make the blanket go horribly mouldy and nasty (though at least you can pop them in the washing machine) and no use for next year?

Camera Corner

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 14:34

I found two solitary muscari in the garden so far. I am really hoping they spread they look so feeble on their own!!

That's a mighty find looking camera. Alas no funds to buy it until the garden is done (and then the house, then the garage, the MOT on the truck... )

Rhubarb

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 14:27

Thanks OL and Scroggin, I did read the article but thought perhaps I was being a little simple and just couldn't see the where to plant instructions! Glad to see they're accommodating - I think they'll go closest side to the hedge as this'll be the area I'll struggle to reach most (and don't really want to be constantly up against the hedge annoying their little dog!) So it'll be better for me to have a near bomb proof plant that stays there all year round.

I'm not going to pull any rhubarb this year as the crowns look quite little and I've no idea how old they are so I'll treat them as first years and make progress from there!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 14:23

Its not. I can assure you!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 13:58

I am convinced its yeast, apples (but not cider - phew!!) and possibly something else bread related (but potentially only certain brands - to add confusion!) I'm not too worried about adding ones that don't react first - I just want to get a healthy diet back as I'm really struggling to get enough calories into myself currently (averaging 600 a day - yesterday was 345 calories) and no offence to vegetables but I really miss a nice steak.

Seed Suppliers

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 13:55

OOh OL so did I! Fantastic customer service too!

Trees

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 13:52

Margaret I'm assuming you want to keep the trees whole for planting elsewhere (please forgive me if I'm wrong for I am a bear with very little brains). Why not take a sharp knife and cut the grass around the tree to give you plenty of room to work around and dig the trees out, peeling the grass back like a swiss roll.

Then you can simple back fill the holes with compost / soil from elsewhere in the garden and relay the soil with minimal disturbance. It might look miserable for a few weeks but it'll soon perk back up.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 13:48

Not feeling particularly motivated in the office today - 17:00 can't come quickly enough!

Going to "treat" myself on my way home from work tonight though. A new wrist brace and a mister spray so that I can better water my salad leafs (if they make an appearance) without crushing them as I have a habit of doing with my watering jug.

Til then I shall sit here and work out which food group I want to reintroduce into my diet (hoping to start tomorrow rather than wait another two weeks). Dairy or gluten? Oh the exciting decisions!

Rhubarb

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 13:39

Where's the best place to position rhubarb? I've "found" some in the garden that will need relocating (I think November is the best time) into the vegetable plot (currently 3 metre x 4 metre of partly dug mud) but I can't work out whether they're better off in the shade (neighbours hedge runs along one side so I wanted something that I wouldn't be digging up constantly to follow its path so rhubarb would be ideal) or whether they need bright sunshine. I'm assuming not so much to the sunshine since you can force them in pots.

a few pic's

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 09:52

First tomato already?! Gosh you really have been working hard I'm amazed!

As Dove said I'd be curious to know the costs - I did try to keep a log of money myself, but then I got distracted by something shiny

Discussions started by Clarington

A collection of unknown plants requiring identifying.

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Heated propagators

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Not spam - honest!! :D 
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Water Butts

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Yellowing Basil plant leafs.

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Ideas for wedding plants needed! 
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Blogs to keep us contented over the wet wintery weather

Add links to your blogs here! 
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Pond Fabrication

What is the best material to use? 
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Compost Bins

What's the "best" out there? 
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Wooden Raised Beds

What do you do to the wood to preserve it? 
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How long can you save seeds / bulbs for?

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