Latest posts by figrat

anual or perenial

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 10:55

It sounds like it might be a ranunculus - maybe you could google it.

Have i been growing a weed? pls help

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 10:54

I think these might be ash tree seedlings.

Saint or sinner?.....don't like annuals

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 09:55

I wouldn't be without them. I have waves of self seeded annuals - forget me nots, escholzia, nigella, orach, opium poppies,nasturtiums and limnanthes. I just thin them out or pull up the ones I don't want.

I sow cosmos, calendula and tagetes...and of course the queen of the lot, sweet peas.

When can I put the geraniums out?

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 18:52
Gary Travis2 wrote (see)

Two weeks ago I had 24 geranium plugs they have been outside for the last week in a  2in tray which is full of water which I mix with planet food,they are picking up nicely with at least a inch growth in the last five days,stood in the water plus food they seem to be thriving.


Yup, agree with LG - the prolonged wet conditions won't do them any good at all.

Make do and mend

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 18:48

Ha! When I converted my Rayburn to oil from solid fuel, I had 2 reduntant coal scuttle thingys, which now house my canes etc. They're in my shed though, so waterlogging not an issue.

replacement safety clip for my trusty secateurs

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 18:45

I think Andeas has posted a link to his own computer.

Make do and mend

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 16:36

I use old net curtains to protect brassicas from cabbage whites, and secure them to the supports with clothes pegs.

heated propagators

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 18:48

I've got heated propagators in my greenhouse, not the fancy ones with thermostatic controls, and find them invaluable for starting stuff off early. But yes, seeds and seedlings can get overheated if it's sunny as well, as I found to my cost when I came back to find my first sowings of courgettes and cucumbers had effectively been cooked in there.

I'm sure they would have been fine if I'd either removed the lid, or turned the unit off.

outdoor tomato planting

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 13:16

Ok - bigger pots then! Yes re Fiorentino - haven't tried it before. Not doing the Brandywines this year, as only got about 4 fruit last season in total.

outdoor tomato planting

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 12:41

Gardener's Delight, Fiorentino, Tigrella and Alicante. Might liberate a couple go the GD's into the garden. Have bigger pots for the rest, I'll let them bulk up a bit more.

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