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Posted: 04/06/2013 at 10:56

I sowed some seeds when I put my courgette seeds in three weeks ago. Same conditions. Courgettes up in a week. Cucumelon have just germinated.

Part of my 'try something new' this year. I have also got the James wong electric daisies. should be good for a laugh.

MOB rants

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 10:17

Gardening Grandma..  Don't pay it. Send them a letter headlined "unsolicited goods act"  It is illegal to demand payment for goods that you have not ordered. You did not even have to send them back. It is up to them to pay for the uplift and return.

 You could look up the unsolicited goods act on tinterweb.  I have used it several times when things arrive I did not order. When I tell them they have 7 days to pick it up or I put it out for the dustbinman I get a quick response.

At work I was notorious for being "that bloody woman".  I got the job done though. Reps never tried it on twice.

Meconopsis delight

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 21:50

 Well done.

I love blue meconopsis. Have you seen the display at  Harlow Carr (near Harrogate) down by the stream.? I am stunned by it every time I have been there.


tomato side shoots

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 21:42

Hi jazzy2

Shirley should be grown as a single stem. You will have to decide which of the shoots is less dominant and remove it. Make sure you dont remove the flower truss.  Some varities do this splitting. Sometimes I will let an extra shoot grow.It depends on how much space you have. Overcrowding will lead to more fungal diseases because the air can't circulate as well.

tomato side shoots

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 21:27

What type of tomato plant is it? Is it inside greenhouse or outside?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 18:00

Sunny all day in Nottingham 

oullins golden gage has no blosom

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 15:39

The only plum I find is reliable is good old Victoria. I have a gage, but rarely get any fruit.   It may be for the chop.


Posted: 03/06/2013 at 15:36

Verdun always perks up at the sound of cake.


Posted: 03/06/2013 at 15:35

I only got dressed after opening greenhouse. Usual trip up the garden in dressing gown and wellies. Good job the neighbours can't see me.

Looking for best/fastest creeper/vine for a time lapse music video idea

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 15:31

Lucky 3 I think you are thinking of Onopordum acanthium, the scotch thistle. It's a biennial though so unless it's in its second year in a large pot it's not going to flower this year.

Eccremocarpus could look good scrambling over a  small model.  The frost would kill it so no problems with it afterwards.

How big are your buildings going to be   6 inch or 6 feet.?


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