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courgette seedlings

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 11:51

I agree with the advice given. Once your plants are a little larger with a few more leaves, start putting them outside during the day, in a cool spot at first, then putting them back in the greenhouse at night. Do this for about a week to acclimatise the plant to growing conditions outside, before planting it in its final spot.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 11:46

Here in Yorkshire the sun is shining with the promise of another warm day - 22C. Its been like this for a week and all the veg and plants that had a slow miserable start in early May are now picking up speed. The water butts are also emptying quick for use on the young veg thats growing now and its forcast to be like this for the coming week.  Although flowers are now blooming there has been very little sight of bees and butterflys in the garden, hope the cold wet spell hasnt, done to much damage. 

Talkback: Planting out tomatoes

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 11:38

My tomatoes also got purple leaves, but as soon as the weather warmed up they were off, they are now fairly healthy looking and starting to develope their first flower buds. Will be planting them in the greenhouse border some time soon. 

This year I have also planted marigolds in the greenhouse border next to the where the tomatoes are going. not sure if they will have any affect, but they will look great when in full flower. 



Talkback: Growing aquilegias

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 11:31

Now that the warmer weather is with us in Yorkshire our aquilegias are getting ready to flower, albeit a little later than usual. however, in my mums garden, just on the other side othe the Pennines, hers are flowering their socks off. Also have some young aquilegia growing for next year, called sunshine.

Aqueligias are easy to grow and the seed can be collected and sown straight away on the surface of your potting compost and covered with grit, and left in cool shady spot. They are also good at self seeding everywhere, but I dont tend to have this as I deadhead the plant to keep flowing as long as possible then take any seed heads for sowing into trays. As for division, im not sure that you can with this plant, but I could be wrong.

Talkback: Planting out tomatoes

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 13:27
My tomatoes and peppers have been in an unheated greenhouse for the last week and i have to keep potting them up so that they become pot bound. They are a little behind growth wise, but are hanging on in there for some warmer weather. My aubergines are looking rather sorry for themselves though. This last week I have planted out my cougettes and young peas, but its all been with some fleece protection.(Yorkshire)


Posted: 14/05/2012 at 13:15

The black is it not residue, they have tuned black - as if burnt!


Posted: 10/05/2012 at 13:11

No, they are planted in the ground and have been for the last three years. The soil is slightly acidic and the spot is in the shade for the morning, but in sun in the afternoon. The shrubs flowered great this year, we have had continuous rain for about three weeks and temperatures are below average for the time of year.


Posted: 09/05/2012 at 13:29

The new growth on my camelia bushes have turned black. They have not done this before, any ideas?


Posted: 09/12/2011 at 13:29

I have some young seedlings which have been growing in an unheated greenhouse, will they be ok over the winter months or should I bring them into somewhere warmer or frost free? The greenhouse has bubblewrap up for some protection, but the plants are still really young and I am worried that they will not survive any frosts or the cooler temperatures we have had the last two winters.

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