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Private Messages

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 11:14

Used PM for the first time yesterday. When I went into 'My Messages', I could see the received PM, but there was no apparent way to reply. The only options were to create a new message or delete a selected message. I created a new message, clicked 'Send' and was presented with a screen that listed the message that I had just sent, followed by a 'Reply' box.

What is going on? It appears to be prompting me to reply to my own message.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 20:44

Could I have a few seeds from your beautiful Salvia please, fidgetbones?

Plant ID please

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 20:10

I think it might be Lemon Verbena. I bought one earlier this year at a plant fair at Felley Priory in north Notts. A couple of leaves steeped in hot water for a few minutes makes a very refreshing drink (you might like to add a bit of sugar).

Doh!.... slow off the mark as usual

Overwintering Dahlias

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 15:36

Thanks, fidgetbones.

Overwintering Dahlias

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 15:17

This is only the second time I have tried dahlias. The first time, the tubers were very scrawny and rotted away to nothing very quickly. What would be a good feeding regime to ensure good sized tubers go into winter store? I have 3 dark-leaved plants from the 'Happy' series and have been feeding weekly with liquid tomato food, plus a monthly boost of liquid seaweed/iron.

Also, I still see comparatively recent articles recommending the use of sulphur-based products to stop the tubers from rotting while in store, but it seems that most have been banned for garden use. Is there any alternative?

Thanks

Blackcurrant Bushses gone Brown & Crispy??

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 10:36

I'm definitely not an expert, but could it be Currant and Gooseberry Leaf Spot?

See the RHS information page here

Bulbs

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:35

Has anybody used J Parkers wholesale online site? The prices seem very low - as I type this the phrase 'If it seems too good to be true, then it probably is'  is ringing in my head.

Sorry, I have just re-read the thread and spotted the various mentions of Parkers.

First greenhouse - partition or not?

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:26

Always worth a try - thanks. I have spoken to Elite about this. The partition does add some extra rigidity, but I doubled-up on bracing stays, and the 2 wall and 2 roof bars for the partition are way stronger than the basic glazing bars, so if I decide not to use the partition, the remaining parts will still add extra strength.

First greenhouse - partition or not?

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 08:53

David W, thanks for the input. The GH has a 6 inch high aluminium base, which sits on the soil; attached pegs are concreted into the soil and the rest of the structure is bolted to it. I suppose the soil level could be raised throughout the whole GH, which would put the top of the partition base at ground level. Unfortunately, it would create a  6 inch step at the entrance to the GH, so I'd be swapping one step for another. (Sorry, I didn't mention that the GH entrance does have a drop cill).

First greenhouse - partition or not?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:56

Thanks, nutcutlet. Presumably, you find having the partition useful?

Discussions started by keepitlive

Collapsing Cosmos

Looking generally tired, foliage turning brown and crisp 
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Last Post: 25/09/2014 at 10:00

Private Messages

PM behaviour seems odd... or is it just me? 
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Last Post: 13/09/2014 at 12:56

First greenhouse - partition or not?

I would welcome advice on pros and cons of GH partition 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 19:26

Unthrifty Eryngiums

Lower leaves turning yellow, then brown and dried 
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Last Post: 04/09/2014 at 14:30

Can soft fruit bushes be transformed by pruning into cordons?

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Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 20:13

Is this an Escallonia?

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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 09:33

Cannot send private messages

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Last Post: 10/01/2014 at 18:30

Tough shrub for shady, windy spot

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Last Post: 11/01/2014 at 19:56

Will chicken wire keep moles out of raised beds?

 
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Last Post: 31/07/2013 at 19:16

What is this?

Unknown plant appeared last year, now going mad 
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