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New Garden Project

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 16:53

Welcome Carlos Ibbotson

I would scrap the decking idea and get a greenhouse. Its much more useful. The lawn area will be the best place to be sat out in.

You have a lot of work to do there and a lot of rubble to shift. I wonder if some can be reused. 

Why use a seed tray

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 16:42

The main reason (apart from space) is when starting seeds you almost always sow a number of seeds, which don’t all germinate, then you choose one or more from what’s left. A seed tray works a lot better, because instead of putting a few seeds in a number of different pots, you start with all the seeds in one place.

Another possibility is you have some old seeds, and you don’t know if they will germinate anymore.If you take suspect seed and simply broadcast it over an entire seed tray, as thickly as you think is appropriate, and even just a small percentage of it germinates, you can just transplant out the seedlings that do emerge. Even if you get a much higher rate of germination than you expect, it’s not difficult to deal with a lot of seedlings in a tray as long as you don’t wait too long and let them become too established.

Some plants, (tomatoes), become stronger if they are transplanted. Tomatoes have naturally weak root systems, and also have the ability to form roots on any part of the plant that becomes buried. What I do is transplant them from the seed tray, as deeply as possible into a plastic pot. Only the top few leaves should remain above the soil. Then when I transplant again out into the garden, I again bury the plant all the way up to the top few leaves. In this way, the plant is ‘shocked’ into developing stronger roots.

Viburnum carlesii sudden death

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 15:17

You can try and I will see if i can put them on. I will PM you an old address.


Posted: 20/05/2015 at 15:13

Nice one Dove. Hope it was half price. The used items are always inferior 

Viburnum carlesii sudden death

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 14:58

Use the little green tree icon above in the reply box. Ignore any error messages (just press return) and they should appear after a few moments. I do not think it works from phones.

My lawn is sick - please help!

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 14:29

We need a reply about cats and dogs using the lawn first Ceres. The mould is snow mould but until we get a reply we can only guess at what is causing it.

Viburnum carlesii sudden death

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 14:02

Has it been damaged in any way? It could be a canker fungus/Botryosphaeria.

Are you able to take a decent photo of the bark and the base of your shrub to post so we can take a better look please?

How can they get it so wrong

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 13:24

You must have missed it pansyface


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Coffee Jars

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FREE Incredicompost.

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ID? Weed or plant

what if we had our own Id? 
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Ought for Nought.

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Are you square or round and Iron willed?

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Mimosa pudica

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Replanting Green Onions/spring onions.

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ISIS problem.

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Egg dilemma?

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Rain water

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The National Rose Society books. Need new home.

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Trilliums for Lily.

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