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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 ?

Peat free compost

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 22:47

I bought 2 large bags of peat free compost from my local DIY chain, the one that offers Diamond Discount on a Wednesday, and it's awful. I potted on pumpkins, courgettes and cucumbers last weekend in the greenhouse. I watered each morning before work but by the time I got home in the evening, and it's not been that warm, the stuff has dried out to a solid mass. 

I'm thinking of mixing it 50/50 with a growbag but does anybody have an alternative solution please ?

Parsnip failure

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 22:35

Everyone of my seemingly healthy parsnip seedlings have been eaten, either by slugs or snails. Is it too late to start again or shall I just re-use the bed for something else ?

Thanks in anticipation.

Potatoes at Christmas

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 19:54

Thanks Runnybeak. I'll put half a dozen in the garage and give it a go. The parsnips and sprouts are in and the carrots will be following in a couple of weeks.

 

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Discussions started by Ivyhouse

Ribes gordonianum

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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 18:34

Chrysanth cuttings

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Last Post: 17/05/2015 at 00:55

Peat free compost

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Last Post: 17/05/2015 at 01:00

Parsnip failure

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Last Post: 18/05/2015 at 19:19

Potatoes at Christmas

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Last Post: 07/03/2015 at 19:54

Moving rhubarb

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Last Post: 13/10/2014 at 12:07

Winter onions

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Last Post: 27/09/2014 at 14:53

Baby figs

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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 13:54

Greenhouse glazing

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Last Post: 28/04/2014 at 13:04

Suitable pots

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Last Post: 09/04/2014 at 22:13

Geranium Lord Bute

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Last Post: 11/03/2014 at 07:10

Replacing a rose

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Last Post: 03/03/2014 at 10:51

Mulch question

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Last Post: 26/02/2014 at 22:50

Slightly off topic but preserving fruit

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Last Post: 18/03/2014 at 18:50

Thinking of buying

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