Ivyhouse


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Choosing seeds

Posted: 09/02/2017 at 20:19

Thanks Pete. It looks perfect but at £3.99 for 4 seeds I might look for other options. I usually lose quite a bit to snails and would like a few plants to survive.

Choosing seeds

Posted: 09/02/2017 at 16:53

It's that time of the year again. I'm looking to start off some cucumbers to grow on in the greenhouse. I'd like a sweetish, compact grower as there are only two of us and often end up composting most of the normal size fruits. Any suggestions please ?

Pinching out chrysanths

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 22:15

When should I stop pinching out autumn flowering chrysanths  and just leave them to themselves.

Ants in the greenhouse

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 22:51

Tried drenching them yesterday but they're still firmly in residence today. If I use a proprietary ant killer presumably this year's figs will be inedible. I have about ten ripening nicely.

Ants in the greenhouse

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 19:08

I wonder if anybody has some advice please. I have a fig in a pot in my greenhouse but it has been inhabited by a large colony of ants. I am loathe to kill them as they seem harmless little creatures but will they cause long term damage to the plant if left alone ?


Many thanks in anticipation.

Pears

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 22:04

That's good enough for me pansy face. Just looked at them on Google and the shape and colouration look the same. I'm most grateful.

Pears

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 20:23

Just picked up these windfalls. Does anybody have an idea on the variety ?

Many thanks.


 

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.

chrysanths

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.

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