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Posted: 26/02/2014 at 20:32

The old "Amateur winemaker" books are pretty good too.

If you do an amazon search for wine and C. J. J.  Berry it brings up a lot of paperbacks that I have found useful in the past.

Soilless cultivation in the office, sweet potato

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 13:40

Will it grow tubers like that?

Planting Lupin seeds

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 13:37

It depends on what variety you collected the seed from. If they were one of the F1 types, they will not come true to the parent plant.

 When they germinate you can put the jiffy pellet in a 7cm pot to grow on and add a  bit more compost.

Talkback: How to plant long-cane raspberries

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 13:21

The ones being sold as "long cane" raspberries should fruit this year with no pruning.

 What variety are they?

Subterranean activity in the polytunnel.

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 13:19

I have a hole the size of a broom handle at the side of the slabbed path in the greenhouse. As I have lost trays full of things like sweet peas etc, I have put " big cheese" mousetraps down. They have caught 8 mice in the last fortnight, but one got triggered and didn't catch anything, and they chewed the plastic top off to get at the peanut butter. I have voles in the garden, similar size holes, dug into sandy banks.

I am newbie here

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 13:13

Hello, James.

What part of China are you from? What is your garden like?

Growing cabbage

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 07:25

What variety do you have? Some will form ball heads and others pointed or loose.

About to Prune established cornus to the base

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 07:15

Sorry chicky, I see you haven't done it before. Like a rose or buddlejas, you need a bit of stem left for new shoots to come from.

About to Prune established cornus to the base

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 07:13

Like a rose. You need a couple of stem buds at the base for the new growth to come from. I would say three inch from the ground. You should be able to see thick stems where it was pruned to last time. You can use the prunings as hardwood cuttings to increase your plants if you want.

What would survive in my mini greenhouse at the moment

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 07:04

Carnations will be fine in a cold greenhouse. They don't need heat.

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