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more help needed please

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 15:53

thanks so much for the advise, ill wait another week and see how much more they grow , i brought them out today for a couple of hours and have now put them back in the summer house is that how you harden them off?

more help needed please

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 09:26

hello i sowed some runner bean seeds and pea seeds had them in my summer house as have not got a green house , and they are all about 6 inches high ,  the trouble is now i diont know what to do , do i plant them on in the big tubs or in the ground or is it still too early yet.

the cucumber seeds i sowed are still in the house on windowsill they are about 4 inches high are they ready to plant outside yet .

any help much appreciated thankyou 

advise needed please

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 17:54

sorry forget that question above i have posted i have just foiund out they can grow to 3 feet in height , i thought they were dwarf flowers , i would have had to have had a prettydeep  hanging basket ha


advise needed please

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 17:14

hello there can anyone tell me can you plant tuberose bulbs in a hanging basket rather than a patio container ? thanks


Posted: 03/05/2015 at 20:19

the variety is Marketmore 76  if that helps


help n

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 10:57

thanks for advise  greatly appreciated 



Posted: 30/04/2015 at 16:46

oh dear i am trying for the first time to grow cucumbers this year but had no idea until reading this that there are these malke and female flowers ect. i thought it was going to be easy just pot and grow but now im having second thoughts as i havnt a clue about the flowers,  

help n

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 16:41

hello oane and all, i may be a bit thick but is there a difference between potting compost and potting on compost .


also what compost do you reccomend for a patio mandarin tree please any help greatly appreciated thankyou 

Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 15:42

i have loved reading all this great laugh

Help with horsetail

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 15:12

we moved last year and our garden was full of this dreaded weed. as someone above states  the only thing that will damage it is kurtail.  but you must not spray it near any plants you wish to keep .

unfortunatly this weed is clever, and although you kill it in one space its root system is so deep (up to 8 ft down) that other branches pop up elsewhere

. apparently it does not like good soil and thrives on bad soil ect. before we found kurtail we dug right down tried to remove the roots, we used other weed killers with no joy .

we were going to put a patio down over a section of garden but the weed can easily push through that  . so our only option was to relawn and we keep pulling up any odd ones we see , we seemed to be doing ok but our neighbour who adjoins us , doent do anything to his and it is still popping through

. from what i have researched we will have this pest for ever , apparently when one of the big volcanos , erupted Horsetail /meresweed whatever you call it ,was the first plant to regrow on site , and it was here on earth in the prehistoric times . so as you can see it is a bit of a problem but can be contained with a lot of effort.

   a chap in the garden center told me it is many times worse than the dreaded japanese knotweed.  but just keep on top of it  you can live with it.its just a nuisance. good luck

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help n

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