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Latest posts by Clarington

Heated propagators

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 14:38

I've got two little Aldi heated propagators with chilli seeds in them. Unfortunately my first batch isn't going too well as I've got a 3 out of 15 success rate but those that are appearing now have me all a worry.

How big do you let them grow before taking them off the heat? 1 inch tall? 2 inches? After they've grown x amount of leafs?I have an unheated propagator to decant them in too before I then put them on the windowsill / greenhouse and I've heard about tomato plants going all long / lanky / spindly if you "mother" them too long so I wouldn't want the same to happen to my chilli plants.

Can anyone give me the idiots guide too looking after seedlings with propagators?


Posted: 27/02/2014 at 12:25

I also have them - did from the moment I signed up. I think its a blip in the system somewhere.

New member seeks re-turfing advice.

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 09:12

As Dove said - no ones lawn is looking fantastic right now but the photographs would certainly help us form a plan of action for you and your family to get your grass green and lush for the summer!


Posted: 27/02/2014 at 09:10

So your attempts to advertise on forums such as this for free are not successful in actually generating sales. Does that mean that your advertising should be allowed because you're just not any good at it or perhaps you are trying to sell a product that no one wants to buy? (Although since people buy tablets that makes your poop glittery one would rather assume you could sell anything on the internet).

I think companies who pay fairly to advertise and contribute towards the running of such websites like this would think not.

Rosie - there are many threads on this forum that actively discuss keeping cats out of the garden, I suggest you hit the search button and take a look at them. I will warn you now that now all people "offering help" are animal friendly and others just outright trolls intent on causing trouble. You might find some of the advice useful however.

Native Pond Plants

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 09:03

At least anything that goes a little "too well" in the pond can't escape across the borders like other weeds! My parents have a large pond which fills with this one oxygenating weed. I don't know what type it is only that we damn near fainted when we saw it for sale at £5 for a few pathetic little strands and there we were removing two or three wheelbarrows a year at least just to avoid the fish being smothered in it!


Oh well. Inching closer to March! I'm rather looking forward to BBQ season!


Posted: 27/02/2014 at 07:27

KEF - that's weird we had no Orange yesterday either! 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 07:26


artjak wrote (see)

Clarington, that is a great idea about nearly dead plants, esp. at B&Q (they don't seem to know about water there)

Oh our local LOVES using water! My car boot is swimming when I get home sometimes.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 07:24
Rosie31 wrote (see)

Clarington, yes please to the roses, thank you!  Where are you?

Thanks artjak and everyone...


Rosie - I'm South Yorkshire near Sheffield but closer the time when plants are wanted I'll see what's happening in ways of transport and if there's enough of us locally / on route and we can then discuss either loading up my truck and having a road trip or getting parcels sent down.


Posted: 27/02/2014 at 07:14

Bill I'm sure that would be absolutely fine to post if that's what you'd like to do.


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 16:30

As far as I'm aware Ashleigh the bulb doesn't divide into the cloves if you don't get a chilly patch of temperature. I don't know how it works (very much a newbie myself) but have read if you have a warm winter you harvest garlic that is just one large clove.

I believe they're still edible just not what you expect to pull from the ground.

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