cotty1000


Latest posts by cotty1000

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 13:37

Like everybody else I am looking forward to next year and I am planning my garden now. Has anybody got any sangusorbia,rudbeckia,Echinacea,helenium,scabious or ammi majus please? I've had a few failures and a few lost to slugs.

I will post some photos of plants in flower that I'm going to share,so if you would like any please message me.

how do I get a perfect lawn like green fingers?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 09:30

I am sick to death of dandelions growing underneath my mower blades and setting seed when my back is turned. My grass grows at different rates,so one part will be thick and difficult to cut and another bit would have hardly grown 

Any ideas what I can buy that makes a busy man have a nice lawn that is similar to what green fingers do?

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. 

Discussions started by cotty1000

Growing veg from supermarket

 
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Allotment diary.

First time fruit/veg grower 
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Which flowers do I sow now?

What hardy annuals or any other flowers do I sow now. 
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Buying advice

Best online sites for Apple trees, strawberries and blueberries 
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Greenhouse removal/erection

First timer needing advice 
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Success with cuttings

Best method 
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Last Post: 06/05/2017 at 11:08

Starting up a nursery

Advice 
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Rudbeckia identification

Which ones will survive the winter? 
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Last Post: 24/09/2016 at 09:26

Online perennial plug plants

Which company is cheapest? 
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Last Post: 31/03/2016 at 10:48

Saving my muddy lawn

Dogs destroying grass 
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Last Post: 10/03/2016 at 15:15

plant id

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Last Post: 25/10/2015 at 14:15

how do I get a perfect lawn like green fingers?

from the shops. 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 09:51

dampening off

advice please to prevent this problem 
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Last Post: 05/03/2015 at 19:56

growing light advice

buying 2nd hand 250w light 
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Last Post: 15/02/2015 at 17:03

rooting cut flowers.what to do?

care for chrysanthemums 
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