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Posted: 06/02/2014 at 13:36

Thats good, Mrs Garden. I'll see you there . Look for the panda picture on a stick.


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 22:43

Minimal systemic effect, so only kills off the tops. looks to be pretty nasty stuff.- dessicant, defoliant, preemergent and post emergent weeds. Sounds like agent orange that the Americans used in Vietnam.


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 22:39

Eeh Bah gum, lass, the essex girl is in for a treat  oop north.


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 22:32

A lot of garden centres will have plants in the wildflower section in the spring.

Or you can grow from seed.

Last Years Seeds

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 20:43

As well as parsnips, you should also get fresh onion seed each year.

Cheap veg seeds

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 20:09

I bought most of this years veg seeds last year , when the garden centre reduced all packets to 50p. The only ones I insist on buying new and hence top price are onions and parsnips. The gardening mags give away a lot, and some of the offers in the papers are good, even if you do get inundated with catalogues afterwards.

Cheap veg seeds

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 19:45

If you only have a small plot, they are OK. Just not many seeds in a packet. Once they've germinated, anything after that is down to you. The most expensive seed will not do well in poor soil and no light.


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 13:29

Afternoon all, hope everyone is safe. There is a lot of wind here, but otherwise OK. We have had it fairly easy here in the midlands, while the southwest has been battered. Oh well, fairly quiet here, back to work for me.

Beginners help with seeds

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 13:25

There is a bit on gardeners called "what to do now" It gives a week by week list of what to sow etc and when to plant out. You can adjust a week either side dpending on whether you are North or South (differing climates) I find garden centres have tender plants far too early. They are OK if you have a heated greenhouse. Otherwise you lose them to the frost and have to buy again (good for the garden centre)


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 13:16

I'm glad you got them , James.

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Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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