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grass seed not germinating

Posted: Yesterday at 21:11

Well, for me I would think it possible that the soil temperature isn't warm enough for your grass seed to germinate.

Grass seed germinates best when daytime temps are between 60 & 70f.


Posted: Yesterday at 20:59

Hi, Jad....just a couple reasons why your wisteria may have shed some buds.

1) If they may have been subjected to frost...cold biting winds are just as bad.

2) It could be thrips......usually they attack the base of the flower buds and cause them to fall off before they have fully developed.


Camera Corner

Posted: Yesterday at 16:33

 This very rare wild flower is only to be found in my native Staffordshire at this time of year.

How do you all know so much

Posted: Yesterday at 10:49

Hi, Frank .....(deviating from the topic slightly) my first gardening book (apart from school books) was The Complete Gardener by W E Shewell-Cooper.....ring any bells?

PS. Just spotted it for sale by Amazon for 1p.

How do you all know so much

Posted: Yesterday at 09:30

Me?.....about 60 years with grit under me fingernails, but very much still learning.

Camera Corner

Posted: Yesterday at 08:56

So sorry for doubting your butterfly, OL ...I thought it was one of those fluttering butterflies on a wire (so available, along with kiss-me-quick hats, in Blackpool) .....a really nice shot!  

Hardening Off Help

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 22:49
Green Fingered Mikey wrote (see)
I can not argue with you David and should of explained better the trial and error suits me at the moment and I do realise this would not suit others I suppose thats the amateur still showing in me I have a lot to learn but I will get there hope I have not offended anyone.


Nah! Don't think any of us are that fragile.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 22:45


 Here we go!


Hardening Off Help

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 21:17

It's a fine balance, Mikey....sometimes 'trial & error' can lead to disillusionment and whatever our pursuits of interest, that can't be helpful.

I think this is in the mind of more experienced gardeners on this forum taking trouble to help & encourage those who are comparatively new to gardening.   

Hardening Off Help

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 20:24
Verdun wrote (see)

Don't  grow many annuals...more skillful than it seems. David, that's excellent ...almost   tempts me to grow some. 


These bluddy sweet peas haunt me!

Well, Verdun if I lived in your beautiful location, it's what I would be doing.

I sometimes feel that gardening is as difficult as we care to make it.

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