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ID please

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 11:39

Snap Nut

ID please

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 11:38

Yes, Oriental poppy

Rats in the compost

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 10:17

rustycarno2 wrote (see)

..... Trouble is there are rats in the compost even though I never put foodstuff in there and I've been leaving poison for them, and they're leaving really large poos about, Around an inch long and a quarter inch diameter. ...

I'm confused - can't see a reference to 2 inches ...

Talkback: How to sow seeds successfully

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 10:12

Could it be Damping Off as described here?

I find that sowing my seeds a bit later so that light levels are better helps, as does sowing really thinly.

Good luck

Bulbs advice

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 10:09

Growing Tea

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 08:22

My understanding is that Duty will be due to Customs & Excise when the tobacco is ready to be smoked, even if it's for personal use.    It can take up to 3 years to properly dry tobacco leaves so that they are ready to age, and then at least one to ten years to age it properly before it is ready to shred and smoke so it'll be a while before you have to pay the Duty.

Probably just as well - Nicotiana is one of the biggest killers in the Plant Kingdom.

Bulbs advice

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 08:03

Patience needed - not many people around overnight Nick   If you think your query has been missed then the best thing to do is just to bump it up to the top again by posting on it, rather than starting a new thread on the same query which can be confusing and lead to both being ignored

I would start the bulbs off in pots indoors and harden them off later before planting them out - you'll get earlier flowers that way.

As for the dahlias - some good advice here

Bulbs advice

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 07:13

You have an answer here

As for Treteleia - they used to be known as Brodiaea - I think I'd start them off in pots as with the gladiolus and then plant them out.  Once established they can be left in the ground over-winter to naturalise


Posted: 27/02/2015 at 06:58

Cambridge Favourite has a good flavour and fruits mid-season.  I've found 'Alice' to fruit well and have a good flavour, it's a bit later than Cambridge Favourite so would extend the season.

Lots here

I've been very pleased with what I've bought from Ken Muir - very good service.

Have fun



Posted: 27/02/2015 at 06:52

Good morning folks  

Get well soon BL's grandson - I prescribe medicinal ice cream

light frost here too but as you say, it's brightening up - my head and chest are still full of cold tho' so I shall be staying inside.  OH is home today; I might tackled the last bookcase - it has the gardening and cookery stuff in it

Flafafels to be made for supper

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