hollie hock

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Mouldy compost

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 10:05

I think it's as Fairy described, too warm and wet. I've just moved my only indoor tray outside as I was having trouble with this too. I've taken the lid off as well to get some more air in. Mould on compost is not good news for any emerging seedlings. What are you growing? Might be worth starting again and trying to keep the compost drier.

I get my seed tray, water from the bottom, so the compost is just turning darker. I then sow my seeds, and cover with dry compost.The wetness should seap up so no need for further watering. 

If I think the soil is drying out a bit before the seeds are up. I spray the surface rather than use the water can. Most of the time this works well for me


Potting on help with so many seedlings!

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 09:56

I think Wilkos and others like it are trying to clear their garden surplus now, you might get some cheap pots there.

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 09:46

But I can't stand their politics Tetley, I don't like their political message, I never have and aside from that I like being European I think we are too small an island to go it alone.

How do you think the public could be better informed so that voting isn't completly based on party politics? I'm not sure that this is possible. I don't know much about the trading side of things so good to see some intelligent comments and useful info being posted here.

Still no leaflets here either




Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 09:18

Watch away Tetley although I will always be me and will comment where I want Just like you. Just like everyone else here

Have you still not got your leaflet either? I thought you had it. I don't like the money being spent on either side, it's the working tax paying public that are paying for it.

Individuals will vote in the end I guess on their own political beliefts. I for one can't stand Boris UKIP or IDS (Thatchers child) so if they want out, that's a good enough reason for me to vote in. There seems to be growing right wing, intolerance spreading across the world which I can't see helping the future. You only have to look at Donald Trump...........scarey!

I was talking to my friend who has completly opposing views than me. She can remember entering the common market in the early 70s and lived in time before the EU and remembers that time as being a better one. I'm not sure about that, the world must be a completley different place now.









Bulbs in gravel

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 08:48

I'm a fan of these little plants too and trying to get a big clump of them here. If you want rid, then then they should be fairly easy to dig out.  Any weed killer would work but if you spray every where, you will be killing all the small creatures too

Potting on help with so many seedlings!

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 08:44

My local nursery gives away it's surplus pots as well as taking in customers unwanted ones, continuous recycling

Move it now?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 08:41

Thanks everyone, I've never managed to get one to self seed. Don't think I've had much luck with growing these from seed either. Will get out as much of the root I can and water well to try and avoid the swoon. Sad fate for your daughters Lyn

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 22:24

No I don't Tetley, it's really wasteful. I agree sensible debate is good and to be encouraged. Agreeing to differ sounds good

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 22:09

Gorgeous display Jackie

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 22:05

Such pretty planting Victoria and always a pleasure to see your flower beds chicky

Nice work Hefty, I didn't notice the sign before. I must have a quick check on the oxe eye daisies, sweet rocket and yarrow that I planted in the alley behind the garden.

Really pleased with my mix match of cheap daffs bought last year


Beds are looking a bit green but things starting to come out







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