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Gardener's World programme

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 14:24

i really enjoyed Gardener's World as usual last night but I must admit that I was a bit surprised that they featured a gardener who bought seeds back from overseas.i amnot sure that this is a legal thing to do. My search on Google didn't really help much.I go to Spain quite often as my sister has an apartment there and I've often wondered if it would be OK to bring seeds back and felt tempted ! Does anyone have the answer to this conundrum?

Rhubarb

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 13:50

Well all I can say is it has worked for me! I have sandy soil and struggle sometimes to grow good stalks. The year I experimented with the root exposure I had nothing to lose as my rhubarb that year had come up like knitting needles. I promise you it did improve the next year! 

 

Rhubarb

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 07:39

I have read somewhere on this forum that the best thing you can do with rhubarb is to dig up some roots and leave them on the surface of the soil to get frosted and then plant them again at the end of the winter. I tried it with a portion of a root one year and it did seem to work.You need a bit of courage though and I didn't do it this year as I bottled out! Might try it again this autumn.

What is in my compost heap?

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 09:17

That all sounds very scientific and interesting Gardeners Boy. Turning my heap is not an option in the wintertime as a hedgehog likes to rest up there in winter and there could be more than one this year! 

Plant Identification please

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 20:37

Yes Birdy I did mean the plant in the 2nd photo. The other photo certainly looks like a bluebell but there's only one way to be sure!

Plant Identification please

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 20:26

i have Linaria purpurea in my garden and it looks just like that when just emerging after winter. It grows quite tall and is very pretty.

What is in my compost heap?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 20:20

Thanks so much for your replies folks, I won't worry about it now! 

What is in my compost heap?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 20:04

Hi Dovefromabove, the compost is homemade though I am careful what I put in it.

What is in my compost heap?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 19:58

I spread compost on my veggie patch today and noticed that there was a powdery substance in the compost. I'm wondering whether it is a type of fungus and if it will harm the soil.Can anyone shed any light on this? I would appreciate some info.

Skinny leeks

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 15:01

Thank you for your replies! I will try again as I love leeks and they are quite expensive to buy.

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 
Replies: 11    Views: 401
Last Post: 23/03/2015 at 18:00

What is in my compost heap?

What is this ash like substance in the compost? 
Replies: 9    Views: 277
Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 09:52

Skinny leeks

My leeks won't grow! 
Replies: 6    Views: 161
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? 
Replies: 18    Views: 744
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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