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Help - pricing toms

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 11:48

Ok you're hired! Lady Daintiness is off to make "loadsamoney"  I'll let you know how I get on. Thanks!

Help - pricing toms

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 22:05

Hi Sotongeoff, I'll be selling them individually - I was thinking 40p / 50p each (in aid of school) too much?

Help - pricing toms

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 20:29

I have two different sizes of tomato plant to sell at my local primary school and can't make up my mind how much I should charge. Advice would be welcome. I (hopefully) will post pics of them below. The large toms stand about 40cm above the pot and have their first flowers formed. The little toms stand 20cm above the pot. They are all cherry toms and I have about 30 of each to sell. I will also be selling house plants mainly succulents, africian violets and dragon trees. What do you think?




 large tom



 little tom


 little and large


Thanks for looking and your opinions!

New Lawn - cracks

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 14:31

Thanks Marshmello. I am going to invest in a sprinkler as I can't keep the soil wet enough at the moment - by the time I have watered the whole lawn the first bit has already dried out. Am now watering early morning and evening ...but it is not enough. We luckily are just outside the hosepipe ban area!

New lawn help!!

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 22:30

I agree. I've just laid a new lawn and the preparation took forever.  It sounds like the builders have left a mess below the top soil. You are going to have to dig down and investigate as there could be several reasons for the  problem. The most likely will be compaction of the soil due to heavy machinery during the house building- digging down at least 9" and incorporating sand if the soil is heavy will be needed. Don't bring the sub soil to the surface as this will give you more problems but prick the clay  sub soil with a fork (full depth of the fork) if you can. Remove any builders' rubble, stones etc as you go.

New Lawn - cracks

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 23:39

I sowed grass seed last week when the weather was cool and damp - this week we have the opposite...my grass seed is germinationg well and I am watering the area every evening (watering can with fine rose). However cracks are appearing in parts of the seed bed not more than a couple of millimetres wide but they are there. I am thinking this may be due to the hot weather we ware now experiencing - I'm in SE. What should I do? Could I pour horticultural sand into the cracks? Any advice welcome. Thanks.

Purple loosestrife

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 23:25

I have it beside my pond where its feet stay wet. I have had it for several years and it has been very well behaved for me and I have not had any seedlings.

good wildflowers for low Victorian garden wall?

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 23:21

Not native but very successful in crevices and tops of walls for me and flowers continuously all summer - Erigeron karvinskianus AGM  - often see it in Carol Klein's garden.

Name that plant!

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 23:15

It's a Euphorbia. Looks like Euphorbia x martinii. Be careful when handling it as all Euphorbias have a milky sap that can irritate the skin.

Wormery question

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 11:59

If you shred the newspaper before adding it will help and mix it in with fresh scraps when you add them too should help with the problem. I also leave my tap open with a bottle angled up against it so that the liquid does not build up.

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