Latest posts by cotty1000

dampening off

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 18:56

Thanks for the advice. This will make my life so much easier and less stressful. I am daft,I feel sorry for seedlings that die and suppose want them all to survive just in case some are eaten by slugs,vine weevil etc. 

dampening off

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 14:34

I have started to grow some cosmos and zinnia in heated propagator,the leaves have gone mushy and they are wilting. How do I stop this from happening to my other seeds?

Removing Pampas Grass.

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 14:27

If you are getting rid rather than moving then advertise for someone to have it free of charge on the condition that they remove it.

Freecycle is a website that you can advertise this on,or preloved or gumtree,free of charge.


rooting cut flowers.what to do?

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 12:19

Thanks for the advice 

growing light advice

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 09:48

I am going to buy a growing light with reflector for my small outbuilding room. I've not used one before,so any advice would be gratefully received. I am planning on using a timer and grow flowers in there with an oil radiator for warmth.

rooting cut flowers.what to do?

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 09:22

I bought some lovely chrysanthemum cut flowers and they've started rooting! I've changed  the water regularly,but other than that what can I do to keep these going and eventually put them in the garden.


should i just give up or buy a new fork!?

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 18:59

I did this trying to dig up a 7 foot (triffid) cardoon.

I need a new fork,what make is best and what is the best value?

Buy cheap,you buy twice!


plant id

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 12:19

Thanks. I might  pull it up as it is blocking my view of prettier plants. I am always chopping and changing my garden. 

plant id

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 11:18

It smells like a mixture of cinnamon and rosemary!


plant id

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 10:38

I thought I grew this but it is starting to look like a weed,I am going on holiday for two weeks and I don't want it self seeding while I am away.

On an another note I am annoyed as I am going to miss some of my agapanthus coming into flower.



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dampening off

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plant id

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plant id please

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