Dave Morgan

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Heater fumes

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 17:52

They're too hot Jason. A GH heater even a small one will keep temps up enough to germinate seeds.

Growbag Waterer

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 17:49

Try a pop bottle upside down lid on with a couple of holes in the lid. Free.

Dahlia question - Help needed

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 16:23

Lorna, with care you can prize them apart keeping a bud on each division. It's tricky but I do it all the time. You can use a sharp knife as well. As for planting in clay I find the best solution is to grow them on in pots firstly till they're sizeable then plant out. I'd say improving your soil with grit and manure in the Autumn will help hugely. Dahlia's can do really well in clay, but overall improvement of clay can only help. 

sweet peas

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 10:57

My Autumn sown are in the ground Caroline. I'm in Mid Wales.

skimmia jap. rubella

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 08:25

Lorna, SK.Jap prefers a semi shaded position and a moist but well drained soil. Me thinks the GC has pushed you in a certain direction. I have come across skimmia's in full sun but they tend to go very pale.


Posted: 31/03/2016 at 21:37

Ah didn't say you were using grow bags. Is the soil not good enough to plant directly into the soil. The commercial set ups are probably the best. If you can find a commercial grower they may help with a name.

If only I could get paid for doing what I love!

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 17:54

As a last, maybe, thought, although people seem to think gardeners are a cheap source of labour, if you're a proper good gardener, then it's a skilled occupation. The breadth of knowledge you need to run and maintain gardens including greenhouses is substantial and in depth. It shouldn't be a poorly paid job. People I work for know that and I get paid accordingly.


Posted: 31/03/2016 at 17:37

I'm in Mid Wales and I've planted some already jad. 

Lilac trees and veg!

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 17:34

You'll have to consider light morena. Although quite a few veg don't mind shade, as does some fruit, full light is preferred. I'd add as much well composted material as you can. It should have been done in the Autumn really. You can't grow root veg in freshly manured ground but everything else is okay. A top dressing of fish blood and bone will help as well. Lilac suckers can be a problem but they can be removed reasonably easily. Otherwise best of luck.

Is my yucca dying?

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 17:25

May do Lyn depends if it's been sitting in wet conditions and for how long. I have a few little ones if it dies.

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