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Excessive cost of seeds

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 12:21

Are these specialist tomatoes? Where were you buying them from? I've found prices seem to vary greatly depending on whether its a garden centre, Wilkinsons, a tat centre that has a few plants in...

Ask Alan

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 11:18
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Post it here by Wednesday 12th March and we'll pick 10 for him to answer on camera. Thanks, Lucy

Editor, Gardeners' World Magazine


Just so you all know the deadline for asking questions has now passed.


Posted: 13/03/2014 at 10:58

KEF - I love that idea about disguising the tomato smell in the green house. I'll have to try that with my toms this year!

Lawn Maintenance

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 14:30

Meomye - I'd be tempted to leave it another week or so and let the ground dry up before you start work on it.

chilli peppers

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 13:12

OOps! Just brought some "chilli willy" seeds off eBay. Well they seemed worthy of a giggle...

Work really need to give me something to do. Monday and Tuesday it was buying water butts and compost bins, today rude plants... goodness knows what Friday will bring!!

chilli peppers

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 07:38

Thanks Stacey, the heated propagator seemed to do the trick but they're off the heat now less they get leggy. I'm going to let these have a few more days then I'll plant a few final ones to get a nice selection for the first year.

Tracey - I'm sure I'd not have space to have planted them all! Stacey was very generous!! So I'm saving some for next year when the greenhouse will be more set up!


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 07:23

Have a lovely day Dove!

Thick fog / mist here - I can't see the garden at all.

Going to be a stressful day - I'm in meetings all morning and Yorkshire Water are meant to be coming to "purge" all the drains on the street as they're all blocked up & insist you're home. But I only found this last night (when they caused chaos trying to park on the street just as everyone was coming home - told them to park on my drive and they had to do it all from there!) And require a months notice to book time off! 

Oh well, in the long run I'm much better off than most so shouldn't complain.  

chilli peppers

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 20:19

 Awful quality as the flash was bouncing off the plastic but you can see my chillies and tomatoes that have appeared.


Posted: 11/03/2014 at 20:15

Not sure what you mean Mrs.G? 


Posted: 11/03/2014 at 19:38

Oh KEF what have you done?!

Collected my compost bin and water butt - it was from a new build just up the road and the garden was so tiny that the compost bin and waterbutt left very little space left to actually get in the garden! I'm sure they were installed as part of an environmental policy by the builders but it was a very strange sight!

Snowdrops all planted. Now to wonder what to do this evening.

Discussions started by Clarington

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Enjoy a Free Day Out At 4 RHS Gardens

Not spam - honest!! :D 
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Water Butts

Recommended Suppliers? 
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Yellowing Basil plant leafs.

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