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Latest posts by David K

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 10:24

Can I tag on to this thread? It's my burfday today.

Damping-off

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 10:22

It’s that time of year again when we have to face the dreaded damping-off issue, a particularly difficult time for beginners to gardening.

Damping off — is a horticultural disease caused by numerous fungi and other pathogens, they can move through an entire tray of seedlings in a matter of days. It is probably the single biggest problem for gardeners who start their seedlings indoors.

Four facts that may help:

 Don’t water too frequently:

Ensure adequate air circulation:

Maintain correct temperatures: Allowing plants to become either too hot or too cold can increase vulnerability to damping off.

Use only sterile compost.

Hope this is helpful.

Growing from seed

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 09:35

Hi, little bee.....fraid this seems like too much water in the compost.....it won't harm your seedlings as such, but do let the compost dry out a little.

IMHO, more seedlings are killed by too much water than by all other issues combined........careful with the soil moisture level, it really is that simple.

I know achieving the right moisture level is difficult when you first set out, so I would suggest investing in a moisture meter until you get the hang of it....they're very cheap.

 

Name Change

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:20

No need to apologise to me, Mike and as you say it makes it easier because you haven't registered many posts.

What I intended to convey that it's irritating when it becomes just a fad and we don't know who we're replying to anymore.

Name Change

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 19:56

Changing forum names really, really annoys me!  You wouldn't do it in real life and expect to be recognised...... now would you?? 

David K. as it has been for the past 10 years or more.

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 18:17

Ermm...nice take, Panda, but the fritillary looks to be in a spot of bother.

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 17:25

"p,s hope Mr. B didn't mind his crop. ..didn't mean to mention the word, it's my not done homework

 Nah!  I did think he's quite a handsome little fella though.

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 17:14
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/bdbc4ed0-cd97-400b-9560-912483f244e3_zpsf3ddb422.jpg

 Just decided to crop Mr Blackie to see if it would improve the shot.

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 15:00

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/c160ccc5-ea7a-408e-a459-11a180a3f728_zpsabc1d8c0.jpg

 

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/fe575d0f-55f0-4bc7-97d2-a954642245a7_zpsd31e719c.jpg

 

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/872a6059-9bb3-480d-b06d-4bbf8f075536_zps8a695a08.jpg

 

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/6995ddeb-b94c-4344-9def-12c008d60e01_zpsecfbc950.jpg

 Few shots taken today.

Bernie Bungs BBC Bosses

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 11:23

"I think much more should be done for us, how about Coronation Street allotments, East Enders veg patch. Big Brothers cutting garden, Simon Cowell up to his elbows in muck.Get me out of here, a jungle garden special."

You mean Arthur Fowler doesn't have an allotment anymore??? 

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