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Posted: 09/05/2015 at 16:22

My courgettes are in a cold GH and will be ready to go out in about 2 weeks. 

Multi purpose vs seed compost for veg seeds

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 16:20

I usually sow in sieved MPC, this year I bought a bag of Bowers seed compost, it was without lumps but very gritty. The seedlings seemed to have the compost stuck to the initial leaves and struggled to open, I had to have tweezers on some of them.

I'm back to MPC next year.  


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 15:39

Good luck Flumpy

Zinnia free seeds

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 15:33

Penny I thought that was the height they eventually grew to. Mine are about 3" tall and in a cold GH. I know you don't have a GH so maybe stake them so when you put them outside it might stop them blowing over. I haven't grown them before so don't know if you should pinch them out, and by so doing reduce them..hope someone can help you.  


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 14:17

Wonky a big for you as well 


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 14:11

Well said Fidget!

Years ago on a bus a man I knew to be local sat at the side of me and it was obvious he was rubbing his leg against mine, not the movement of the bus. I stood up and shouted stop touching me! Everyone looked at him and he went downstairs and got off at the next stop and for years the slime ball would cross the road rather than face me in the street.

Big hugs Flumpy.

I've now forgotten what I was going to post. 


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 07:27

Nice looking choisya 

Hope the weather does improve I've just put the heating on 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 07:24

GWRS I treat peppers as I do chillies. They finally end up in 9" pots, I mist them to help prevent red spider mite and to help the fruit set, also restrict the number of fruits to about 6 or 7. This year I've bought some Chilli Focus liquid feed, recommended by Stacey on her chilli thread and will give them some of that. In the past I've fed them with tomato feed so I will be interested to see if they are any better this year, fingers crossed for a long warm summer    


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 06:41

Good morning all 

It has rained heavily all night and is now very windy and dark clouds looming, not looking promising for gardening 

Climbing prickly plant for fence

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 16:22


My pyracantha grows free standing and doesn't need support. It won't stick to the fence it grows as a shrub. It can grow quickly when established but not uncontrollable with secateurs or a small saw. I believe the yellow and orange berried ones are less vigorous than the red berried ones. 

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