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David K

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Heated Propagators

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 13:07

Thank you, pleased to hear that others agree.

Personally I think it's the cheaper type without thermostats that are the biggest waste of time & money.


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 12:25
Clarington wrote (see)

I can't remember where you live else I'd come over to help you.

There would be a stick of rock in it for you! 


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 12:20
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)

Not looking good for the greenhouse, think me and son number 1 are just going to have to attempt it.  Phoned up for a quote for fitting and £150 is the cheapest!!  Just blinking marvellous 

Awww.....that's a blow, Tracey.    Wished I lived nearer, I would offer to help.

Heated Propagators

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 12:12

Good or bad?

Personally I think they are responsible for a lot of disappointed to newcomers to gardening.

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 12:05

 Autumn 2013.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 10:30

"they are starting to get shoots at the bottom so 'bushing out' which will hopefully make them stronger"

That's a really hopeful sign, Tracy....they will attach to the twigs when the first tendrils develop.


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 09:48

I agree with Verdun, except to say that unless the plants are showing some kinds of nutrient deficiency I wouldn't say that a seaweed extract spray would help.

My reasons are that most perennials etc have hard, virtually waterproof leaves and therefore wouldn't absorb the spray.....certainly liquid seaweed is an excellent (and expensive) plant food, but for potted perennials perhaps better watered in. 


Posted: 20/03/2014 at 21:19

The RHS gives the following planting to lifting times:

Earlies - 100 - 110 days

Second early - 110 - 120 days

Maincrop - 120 - 125 days.

Feeding box

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 14:45
star gaze lily wrote (see)

David, how long did take to grow that big. I quite fancy one by my front door, but they are rather expensive to buy like the one in your pic.

Hi, Lily...that pic was taken last year. It's probably about six years old (maybe more) now, but it was started from a cutting.

If you want to go down that route, I would buy an established plant as a starter.

Feeding box

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 14:00
Busy Bee2 wrote (see)

That looks lovely and verdant - ours have a long way to go before they will look that healthy.

Just follow your plan and they will be for sure, Busy.

Think the biggest compliment I had, was when the post lady asked if they were artificial.

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