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Growing tomatoes and lavender from seed

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 09:47

If the lavender have more than their two initial seed leaves, then you can prick them out too - into individual pots or modules and let them grow on like this

 Put them outside in a sheltered but fairly sunny spot - don't let the compost get too sodden - I would mix some horticultural grit or vermiculite with it to help drainage. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 09:38

P'doc - in answer to your query - sensible!  Although your appraisal of your first action is probably right too!!!  

Have you not got cctv on your car parking area?

Good morning Wonky   Have a good weekend both of you ((hugs)).

Hope Lyn had a relatively restful night. 

Think I'd better make room in the boot of the car for some bags of compost - GC has 20% off for club members this weekend

Stoat spotted - a bit worried

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 09:32

I think the only time a stoat would go for a dog is to protect her young. 

Growing vegetables

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 09:02

That spacing sounds fine to me Bulkerb.  Mine are a little bit closer, but what the heck - they'll need room to grow. 

I would put canes and string around them to give them some support in the wind, just in case - but spring planted broad beans are usually fairly sturdy plants. 

Pigeons don't bother my broad beans, but they may well be after your cauliflowers - what is certain is that the Cabbage White butterflies will be trying to lay eggs on them and the caterpillars will decimate them,  so I would protect them from the butterflies with fine gauge netting and that'll keep the pigeons off too

As for being a silly old fool - you'll fit in well here

Good luck

Growing tomatoes and lavender from seed

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 08:33

If all your tomato seedlings are in one pot they need pricking out into individual pots or  cells - this shows you how

Plant them nice and deeply, up to the first seed leaves to produce good sturdy plants.

Can you show us a pic of your lavender seedlings please?

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Stoat spotted - a bit worried

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 08:15

How fantastic - lucky lucky you

A stoat eats small mammals  and is a very secretive animal. 

I'm sure your dog, however small, is quite safe

Chicken manure pellets

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 08:12

They'll be fine to use

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 08:08

G'day Pat  I think we have your rain - I'll send it your way

Good morning SGL - I have a few days at home as Bro is visiting today and tomorrow and again on Tuesday - then he has to be in Scotland for ten days ... I've said go - we can't put our lives on hold just waiting ...

A couple of years ago we erected a trellis 'fence' enclosure at right angles to the big front window of the sitting room - I planted a Clematis cirrhosa 'Freckles' on the trellis and a Rosa glauca in front of it and I've hung a couple of bird feeders there.  The clematis has grown well and provides lots of cover - the robins, house sparrows and goldfinches use the feeders, and yesterday a pair of blue tits spent ages hopping in and out of the clematis - presumably collecting aphids for their nestlings - absolutely magical - and I can see it all going on from the sofa

Bushy plants that will grow in a plant pot in mostly shade

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 07:47

Hi AlexX

How irritating - I don't suppose they realise how thoughtless they're being - as an ex smoker  (a long time ago) I can promise you that smokers really don't understand how far their smoke travels and how it affects other people.  Nowadays I can smell when someone who has been smoking comes into the cinema and sits near me - I would have been so embarrassed if I'd realised that people could 'smell' me

How tall is the fence and how sturdy is it?

cranefly larvae

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 07:40


Other suppliers are available.

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