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free seeds

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 00:34

Well I carefully saved my free seed packets from various gardening magazines and kept them unopened waiting for the weather to improve. So I was a little dissapointed and perhaps naive to see how few each contained. Still I won't look a gift horse in the mouth and as this will be the first sewings in our new (but old and overgrown) garden I will enjoy every vegetable that I grow and eat and every flower that I see and smell.

 

mulching advice please

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 00:05

Thank you Lyn, Berghill and Bob. I think I will take your advice and compost it for a few months Bob and throw some in a bin liner too. And to avoid passing on disease I will keep it seperate and use it only on paths I intend to make through the lawn, keeping away from trees and shrubs. Hopefully problem solved and nothing wasted either. Thanks lyn - its lovely to have a reply and I did think to try more than one topic in order to catch as many people as possible which has fortunately worked.

 

New gardener advice on growing tomato's please

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 23:01

Thank you all for your advice, it is very reassuring. They will remain on the window sill and I will try a finer spray and be careful not to overwater. Thanks swisssue for the link - will follow that up.

New gardener advice on growing tomato's please

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 10:42

Hi, I have just planted three seeds per cell in cheap little covered seed trays and sat them in my kitchen window. Then two days later I read advice saying that you should put them in a warm airing cupboard until they germinate and then resite them to a window. Should I try this at this point or just leave them. Also I am wondering about watering. Gave them a second spray from the watering can and everything shifted - Duh!

mulching advice please

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 10:26

Hi I have cut back my rhododendrons and want to know if I can use the chips from shredding as a mulch on the garden. Someone told me that they put chemicals into the ground (don't know if this is true) that stop other plants from growing and I don't know if that would cause a problem once they are chipped. I have a large over grown garden in a recently aquired house and small budget so I would like to use them if at all possible.

Shredding my rhododendrons for mulch

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 09:23

Hi, Im new to the forum but hope someone could advice me on the merits of shredding my rhodedendron branches. I aquired a shredder last year and have used it for shredding fruit tree prunings and part of a hawthorn hedge that had to be removed (the hedge nearly won). The magnifecent rhodies in my front garden had to be chopped back vigerously in one area and Im left with large and smaller branches full of leaves and buds.

I am hoping to use my shreddings on the garden at some point but someone told me that nothing grows under rhodedendrons due to chemicals they release into the soil. In which case can I use their shreddings as mulch on the garden and if not could they be used on the paths I want to make through my lawn and around raised beds.

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free seeds

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New gardener advice on growing tomato's please

tomato's 
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mulching advice please

Advise on shredding my rhododendron cuttings as mulch 
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Shredding my rhododendrons for mulch

Advice 
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