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Latest posts by daydaisy

Growing tomatoe's indoors

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 17:00

I have just removed my "Money Maker" tomato plants into the greenhouse for good having taken the trouble to keep moving them from house to greenhouse and back. They are growing strongly now but have produced flowers already. I'm not sure that that is a good sign or not as they have not reached their full size. I think I will have to cover them with fleece each night. Time will tell whether my efforts have been worth it. 

Cactus

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 18:41

In my "House Plant Expert" book it says that most varieties of cacti will root from cuttings. It states that it is vital to let the cuttings dry for a few days and large cuttings for 1-2 weeks before inserting int peat based compost. (I know that using peat based compost is a no no now but thats what it says!)  Apparently spring is the ideal time to do this.  Good Luck

watercress

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 18:25

I might try the land cress too if I can find it in my local garden centre.

watercress

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 18:24

Thanks for your tips guys!  I think I will try potting them up in a pot lined with plastic and see what happens.  

watercress

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 17:45

I don't fancy putting mine in the pond as it looks too murky and I have two goldfish swimming around. I wondered whether to put liquid feed in the water. I believe lettuces are grown like this and it is called "aqua culture"

watercress

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 17:27

I believe you can propagate watercress from shop bought stuff and have placed some stems in water where they have rooted. What do I do with them now does anyone know? o I pot them up in compost or leave in the water? I would be grateful for any information on this.

Seeds

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 17:29

I have been growing "cut and come again" lettuces in my cold greenhouse in a grow bag for about three weeks now. They are coming along just fine, though admittedly a little slower than usual. I do this every year about this time of the year with success. 

Has spring arrived for you yet?

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 16:54

Lucky you Verdun living in Cornwall. My other half disturbed a still sleeping hedgehog whilst dealing with the compost heap. Fortunately he saw it just in time and we covered him/her up again. I expect all the hedgehogs in Cornwall are wide awake and getting on  with life in Cornwall! 

Has spring arrived for you yet?

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 17:16

Here in Cheshire spring just has not arrived yet!   Not one daffodil in flower to be seen in my garden.  What is it like where you are?

Trailing Begonia corms

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 16:39

Mike perhaps I should have added that it doesn't matter whether you plant the corms in pots or directly into their baskets but watering may be easier in individual pots. Trays are a bit shallow as the corms need room to make good strong root growth.

Discussions started by daydaisy

Goldfish and tadpoles

Will my goldfish eat the tadpoles? 
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Last Post: 28/03/2015 at 18:10

Gardener's World programme

seeds or Is it legal to bring seeds back from abroad to UK?i 
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Last Post: 23/03/2015 at 18:00

What is in my compost heap?

What is this ash like substance in the compost? 
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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 09:52

Skinny leeks

My leeks won't grow! 
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Last Post: 14/03/2015 at 17:27

Scented Pelagoniums

Can anyone advise me  
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Last Post: 16/01/2015 at 14:52

Plum tree infestation

Can I replace with a cherry tree? 
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Last Post: 12/08/2014 at 16:27

Houdini mice

How do mice do it? 
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Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 20:11

Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

supermarket veggie peelings added 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 15:00

Can anyone identify these worms?

insect larva inquiry 
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Last Post: 16/01/2014 at 08:00

A lone goldfish

Do goldfish ostracize one another? 
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Last Post: 01/11/2013 at 19:08

My orchid has finished flowering

Can I make it bloom again? 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 17:18

Oak tree seedling

Is it ok to plant it in a wild wood? 
Replies: 21    Views: 828
Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 20:19

Could I propagate a Rosemary?

I think I may well lose my Rosemary plant over winter. 
Replies: 8    Views: 605
Last Post: 30/07/2013 at 13:45

Bees and Butterflies

Are they making a comeback? 
Replies: 9    Views: 479
Last Post: 29/07/2013 at 10:19

Dying plants

What on earth is happening in my garden? 
Replies: 13    Views: 731
Last Post: 08/07/2013 at 13:56
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