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Latest posts by Ivyhouse

Propogating chryanths

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 23:51

Many thanks. I'll leave it a week to see if it warms up a bit then have a go.


Propogating chryanths

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 20:34

Last Autumn I ug and potted up several chrysanths and left them to overwinter in the greenhouse. They are all now producing strong growth from the base. My question is, are these the shoots I should be using for cuttings or will these come from higher up the plants. Thanks in anticipation.

Soil ph

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 21:31

Thank you everyone for your swift replies. I will go with your advice and contine to keep adding from my compost bin and see what happens. 

Soil ph

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 19:39

Does anyone have an organic solution for lowering the ph of my veg plot ? My test kit is showing a reading of 8 and the suggestion on the packet is 'sulphur of ammonia' which sounds a bit strong.

Many thanks in anticipation.

Slow Chrysanths

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 22:40

That's encouraging folks. Many thanks.


Slow Chrysanths

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 22:12

I planted out several chrysanth cuttings oh, it must be two months now, but they've hardly moved. A couple have been completely demolished by snails. Is there any hope that when the weather turns they might come on, even flower, or is this year just a write off ? Many thanks in advance.

Growing Sweetcorn

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 22:01

I've seen sweetcorn cropping quite well in the Borders, Jedburgh region, and I seem to remember that the summers can be quite pleasant in Scotland. I'd definately plant them out and take your chances. There's not much sweeter than a cob straight off the plant.

Last years potatoes in May

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 21:27

I'd never heard that expression 'volunteers' before. Thanks both.

Last years potatoes in May

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 21:33

I've got a different take on this as several of mine from last year are now growing strongly up through my parsnips and beetroot. A real pain.

Hosepipe Ban

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 19:48

Apoogies for the above mess. It obviously doesn't work to cut and paste from web sites.

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Another tomato question

seed query 
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e mail notification test

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Pelargonium Lord Bute

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