Dave Morgan

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Green Alkanet

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 16:13

Peanuts alkanet is growing quickly right now there's no need to wait if you leave it a few weeks it will be setting seed and letting them go. I started on alkanet about a month ago it's already blooming in the lanes around me and some of the gardens I work in. 

Shallow rooted Climber

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 12:26

Why not try annual climbers.

Gardening novis

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 10:45

Squwelchy, most veg are easy to grow, start off with what you like to eat, salad type veg are very easy, the cabbage family germinate readily as do some root veg. Best thing you can do to help yourself is get a simple book the Expert series by D.G Hessayon are a good start. Simple and explained well.

Tennesee Coneflower

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 10:38

Tartan I've never sown these particular seeds but have sown echninacea on several occasions. I've never stratified them, however all I do if some seeds need it is pop them in the bottom of the fridge for a week or so. 


Posted: 01/04/2016 at 21:18

Well nut they're easy peasy to propagate so why not.


Posted: 01/04/2016 at 21:10

I've reduced them to 6 inches in the past and they come back. I've seen others take them even lower and they don't seem to mind. If they like their conditions they thrive on a bit of butchery.

Soil in Annual flower beds

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 21:08

Sharp sand will impoverish any soil primrose, but I wouldn't be too hasty. Unless you're looking at wildflowers I'd see how it goes this year first. You can always add it in the Autumn.


Posted: 01/04/2016 at 21:02

Poly go ahead and give a good haircut. They flower on new wood so it'll be better for it. A mulch and a feed afterwards will give it a boost as well.

Heater fumes

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 19:21

Yes bring them out although they may be beyond redemption. If so resow and as long as the GH is frost free, which it will be with a heater, seeds should germinate. Some seeds need a certain temperature so have a look on the packet it should give you a guide. Weather is improving so it should be easy or at least a little easier now. Those cheap plastic propagators from wilko are a good idea for getting the higher temps for some seed. Don't forget to ventilate on really sunny days, it'll get very hot very quickly.

Ugly patio!

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 19:13

Easily sorted out pinkpepper. The bricks will come up with a hammer and bolster. You can hire a sand blaster which would get rid of the muck on the surface, might even get away with a pressure washer. Then you can treat with a residual weedkiller. Then brush sharp sand and cement into the cracks. New patio.

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