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idiot gardener needing some advice - may have just killed my plants!

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 14:28

Just another tip to add to all the good advice already Jonathan - you said it happened about an hour after you fed them so I'm assuming it was late in the day when you watered. If you do it in the morning plants have the whole day for the water to be absorbed and the excess to drain away, and it helps prevent plants sitting in freezing wet soil if it turns very cold. Most plants (of any type) will withstand dry cold much better than wet cold 

Wildlife Pond plants.

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 14:14

That would be bad Jack...

Hey Wilbur - are you 'dissing' my moss?....

what next for these tomatoes?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 14:11

They look like they're already in 3" pots to me so I'd put them into a 6" pot djjjuk, and you can bury the stem a bit when you do that. You're probably going to need a little bit of support for them soon  as well 

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 

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