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everything going wrong

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 00:27

ok ill give it a go cheers


everything going wrong

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 14:49

thanks for the advise ,it may be the root system as the first reply also i didnt harden them for 14 daays oh well you live and learn . thanks for the replies

everything going wrong

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 13:07

hello i am trying to grow green runner beans in pots and in ground for first time hence the 2 locations. i grew them from seed in little seed pots the waited till they were uite high and put them out for few days to aclimatize, then planted properly now they all have yellow leaves and some are quite dead,  what is going wrong\?

also i followed instructions from this site how to do and tried to start cuttings off my lavender and that also looks terrible what am i doing wrong any advise will be appreciated  very despondant not so green fingers 

Horsetail : I am winning the battle

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 06:31

i think the trouble with this dreaded weed ,is that when it grows in clumps , it does look like a rather pretty beautiful green fern, so people could be mistaken into thinking its ok,as we were before we found out what it was . it travels in a very deep underground system of roots which go like a road map. when it has got to the green stage each and every one of those tiny spike kind leaves , will make a new plant .

Mares Tail - how to win

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 23:19

KURTAIL is the only thing that has aany effect on the dreaded stuff, you can get it online


Horsetail : I am winning the battle

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 23:15

the only thing we found removed horsetail or meresweed as its also called is something called kurtail you get it online , we dug down nearly 5 ft and believe me the roots go deeper than that . our local gardencenter said it is worse than japanese knotweed.  if you do have it in your lawn when you mow make sure you have a grass catcher on your mower as if you just use a hovermower ect you will just spread it all around . dont make any compost with it also.  it has been around since prehistoric times , so i think we are losing the battle with this weed , the only thing we doid find out was it does not like well nurished good soil, it thrives mostly on bad earth ,concrete ect, best of luck you will need it.

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

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more help needed please

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