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Tomato Seeds from this years fruit

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 20:14

I didn't realise it was that technical. I normally just rinse through over ripe fruit and dry the seeds on kitchen roll. I will certainly try fermentation this year. Just to show how resilient tomato seeds are though, I spread my compost bin on one of my beds in the spring and I still have several healthy Gardeners Delight fruiting at the moment courtesy of a few seeds that slipped through last year.

Nail in tree trunk

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 19:19

Hi all. I want to fix a bird box to a conifer in my garden and wondered if there is any type of nail I should avoid or even if I shouldn't do it at all.

Many thanks in anticipation.


Posted: 16/08/2015 at 19:36

Just planted out the last of this years cuttings. When should I stop pinching out thte tops ?

Many thanks.

Gardeners world live

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 16:13

I'm only just catching up on past discussions due to my computer being down but I was a bit disappointed with this year's show. I'd not been for three years and it seemed quite a bit thinner on the ground with only one tool company showing and big empty spaces in the floral marquee. That said we were there from just after opening until kicking out time so it couldn't have been that bad. Bought a beautiful lime green heuchera for a themed pot and a gorgeous deep purple hydrangea which I'm sure I will turn white without any trouble.


Ribes gordonianum

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 16:01

Thanks all. I'll be on it as soon as I get home from work.

Ribes gordonianum

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 00:18

Hi all. I have the above and it's getting a bit leggy. Is it ok to prune it now or should I wait until it's dormant in the Winter? There seems to be very little information out there .

Many thanks in anticipation.

Peat free compost

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 01:00

Wow, so much information. Thanks everyone. It's clear I'm going to have to do something. I'll have a look for the brands mentioned tomorrow and dump the rest of my batch as a mulch round the gooseberries.

Chrysanth cuttings

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 00:55

Thanks all.

Parsnip failure

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 00:54

Thanks for the replies folks. I'll sow another batch tomorrow.

Chrysanth cuttings

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 23:03

The GW website encourages planting out chrysanths this weekend but my cuttings, in an unheated greenhouse, have barely started to root. They're about 3 inches tall and I was planning to pinch out the tips tomorrow. Should I really be putting them out now ? Should I start hardening them off ?

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Nail in tree trunk

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Ribes gordonianum

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Chrysanth cuttings

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Peat free compost

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Parsnip failure

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Potatoes at Christmas

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Moving rhubarb

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Winter onions

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Baby figs

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Greenhouse glazing

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Suitable pots

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Replacing a rose

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Mulch question

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