ColinA


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Overwintering begonia tubers

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 15:15

Hi happycottontail

 

I too live in North Yorks, when the corms are dry I store them in an upstairs cool storeroom which is part of the loft, along with apples & onions

Overwintering begonia tubers

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 14:32

I lifted mine ten days ago,cut back the top growth,cleaned most of the damp compost off the base and then left to dry on the greenhouse bench.

Today i snapped off the remaining short stems and am storing them in trays just sat on newspaper,I have done this for several years with no problems, some of the corms are over thirty years old and were my fathers.

seed potatos

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 14:30

Hello

 

This year I have decided to try saving some seed potatoes for next year.

I have just lifted my rows of Romano and selected some smaller ones for seed, what is the best way to store them over the winter months please

Broccolini

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 16:46

Thanks Pat E

I don't suppose you are in Australia by any chance with you saying over there in the UK.

My wife tried it this year whilst visiting family in Melbourne thats why I am trying to source seed for next year

Broccolini

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 14:29

Many thanks to all for the info

Broccolini

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 15:08

Thanks for that Kef

Broccolini

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 14:53

Hello

 

Does anybody know of a seed supplier that has Broccolini seed in stock, apparently it is a cross between Broccoli and Chinese Chard and is delicious.

lawn invader

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 15:34

What colour are the flowers? if yellow it is black medic which is easily removed by tracing the runners back to the stem and then using a knife to cut off under the surface

Comfrey

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 14:31

I chop the leaves and stems into small pieces and as Dave said put them into a container of water  and stir daily, when the bubbles stop I use at the ratio of 1 part comfrey to 10 parts water.

I leave the material in the water and top up with more plant and water as required

 

Old petrol mower wont run

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 08:30

Sounds like you may have dirt in the carburetor main jet. so the carb will have to be completely stripped and cleaned and also the fuel tank will need to be flushed out as this is the source of dirt in the carb

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