Latest posts by figrat

All year plants

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 11:37
Not keen then?

All year plants

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 11:29
I'd also include some spring flowering bulbs - daffs, crocus, snowdrops, bluebells etc. It's so uplifting to see them, and they come back year after year.

Maybe not the right time to plant them now, but later in the year ( maybe if you take up the suggestion for annuals as fillers this season), you can pop them in for a display next spring.

Tomato dropping blossoms - overfertilized?

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 09:09
You could take cuttings from it and pot them on in anticipation of having some healthy and sturdy plants for going outside. That would also reduce the size of the mother plant.

Oh, and congratulations!

What plant is this please?

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 09:02

Assuming it's a houseplant, and that it is, in fact, a rubber plant,the above should be of interest. (sorry, you'll have to copy and paste the link.)

Have you been watering it throughout the winter?

What plant is this please?

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 08:57
I think it's a poorly rubber plant - Ficus elastica.


Posted: 11/04/2013 at 07:50
Rick's right, you do need to get the drainage sorted out otherwise the worms will drown. In the meantime, would it be possible to put some sort of container under the faulty tap ( left turned on as much as you can) to catch the worm juice? You could then decant that into, say, empty milk cartons to save it.

I had a wormery yonks ago, and remember being amazed at how much liquid it produced. But in the end, I found it to be a bit too high maintenance, so I went over to regular composting with dalek bins.

Growing veg with little space

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 00:21

Greenhouse base...securing to sleepers?

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 20:43
It's going to be a very fiddly job to fit the extended door, and I'm wondering whether it might help to either go to a greenhouse showroom and ask the people there, or wait for your gh to arrive so you can have a good look at the fixtures and fittings.

I'm sure your idea's not impossible, just...fiddly!

Do let us know how you get on.

Libertias....who knows em?

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 17:46

They are lovely, and I used to grow them. I fell in love with them at Coleton Fishacre garden.

However, I found they got huge very quickly, and got way too big for my garden.

I made the decision a long time ago not to have any plants here that I would always be fighting with, so it went - to a friend who has a huge garden, so I can still go and visit it!

Growing veg with little space

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 17:40

Years ago in a much smaller garden, I used to grow runner beans, 1 plant each to a 4 litre ice cream container (with drainage hole poked in the bottom). The containers stacked together really neatly, and with the bamboo canes lashed together at the top gave a great crop with a very small footprint.

I think one opf the most important things with container growing veg is that you do have to be vigilant with watering to get the most out of your crop.


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