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Damping off! **Please** help!

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 13:57

Glad you've resolved the problem SLouise. Up here we're resigned to the fact that sowing a lot of stuff  has to be done later  unless you have a conservatory or a proper greenhouse. I sowed some cornflowers outside directly into pots a few weeks ago, just in the shelter of the house wall. They're about 2" high now and growing well. I only use the plastic greenhouse thingy for my tomatoes, which are on the kitchen windowsills just now, and a few pelargoniums. Not much else. As others have said - it's the difference between night and daytime temps that causes a lot of problems with early sown stuff, and then ventilation.


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 11:18

Waving it now lily....

Nice to see you Andy 


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 10:51

I meant to say 'inconsiderate' in that last post - but I'm sure you got the drift 

You're a kind soul John. Forgot the pot was brass lily but I think some of the sealants/glues would still work if you can't take John up on his offer. 

Don't think I've caught up with myself yet today 


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 10:37

Noise nuisance OL - council phone call. Don't have to give your name. Others would have heard it too. People are unbelievably considerate. It's seems to ba an ever increasing problem.

lily - some outdoor sealant. You get it in DIY stores - different types for different materials. You're a bit far away for me to come with  my gun and do it for you! 

Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 10:31

Jack - I created some beds last year but I had manured them (they had been grass which I had lifted) and covered them with plastic and some bark so that they didn't look too awful. Same problem as others here have mentioned so I put some netting over them. Not pretty but it worked. It wouldn't have to be very high for the purpose you need but if you make it about 12/18" it would let the seedlings get to a good height. Last thing you want is the seedlings dug up and worse. I had the same problem on my ornamental raised bed and I used some split canes pushed into the soil in an arc where there was a bare area until the plants grew. Hope that's some help.


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 10:19

lily - I mentioned earlier that you can seal the hole up if you want it as water feature of some kind. 

World Naked Gardening Day

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 09:26

Verd - ouch 

I was too Ryan - several layers of clothes 

buttercups in my lawn

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 09:11

Noggin and the Ice Dragon was  my favourite Dove. Happy days!  

What do I grow?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 09:06

Victoria - you've got several there that I forgot -  think it's too early for me to be compiling lists! 

Just don't ask us to provide the pix Mike - we'll be there forever! 


What do I grow?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 08:48

Oak leaf Hydrangea, Phormium, Canna, Actea, Verbena bonariensis, Allium sphaerocephalon, Blackthorn, Pyracantha, Berberis, Pulsatilla, Gaultheria -2 types, Apples, Dianthus, Crocus, Snowdrops, Strawberries, Crocosmia, Sarcococca, Osmanthus, Carex, Spartina and Hackonechloa.

And lots on the other lists! 

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