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Posted: 29/04/2013 at 21:12


Smelly mud patch

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 20:22

Unlikely-dont want to be alarmist-but there could be a fractured pipe under there-water or gas-would get it checked out-bubbling is not a good sign-might be nothing but to be on the safe side??


Dying Off Daffs

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 18:05

Do not tie up

Dead head-give a general feed-chicken pellets will do and let them die back naturally

If you are going to move them -do it now so you know where they are-but again after moving let them die back naturally


Posted: 29/04/2013 at 16:02

I thought you just clicked on "report to moderator"-but it seems they are quite happy to have this rubbish on here.

1st early Potateo's

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 15:22
Ali Newbie Gardener wrote (see)

Help! I planted mine very early (mid Feb)...daft I know but succumbed to peer pressure and it was before I realised what a weird Spring we were to have. Nothing has appeared and I'm wondering whether to have a little dig to see what's happening down there. If nothing, then I could still replant. 

Is there a chance they are just sitting dormant or will they have rotted away with all the snow and frosts? I too suffer from veggie impatience I'm afraid!



Probably rotted-whatever possessed you?

It was never going to work if they had grown -the tops would have been frosted

Dig down- if no sign -or a rotten tuber-replant-if you can get new tubers

Chelsea 'Bud' Show?

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 15:18

The way they always do everything is bought on or held back depending on the plants-it might be a good year- those plants that have to be held back wont need to be artificially

You dont seriously think that all the plants shown magically perform for that one week in previous years-it has always been a juggling exercise-this year is no different.


Posted: 28/04/2013 at 12:20

Noooo!!!!!!-do not do this-it seems that is what all gardeners did in the past before they knew better

The leaves feed the bulb for next years flowers- tying them stops the natural process-let them go scruffy and die back naturally-it will be worth it.

They need 6/8 weeks at least for you can remove the leaves-when they have gone brown

Runner Beans

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:58

Sown too early for outside by at least a month-if they had come up the frosts would have zapped them anyway

Sow some more in pots now -those have probably rotted.


Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:55

Stop fretting is my advice-they will be fine with a bit of sun they will leap along-why would you want to spend money on plants when you have your own?-this is proper gardening.

Getting rid of daffodils

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 21:13

Having second thoughts about this-bulbs 3 foot down are unlikely to have the energy to grow that high-and you say you cut off the leaves a few weeks ago

Are you sure these are daffodills-have they flowered??

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