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what can i use instead of plastic pots

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 19:47

Most of the garden centres near me have a large bin neat the exit where they put trays (usualy used for holding pots), I've used these quite often as seed trays, but I guess you could also pot on in to them.

As kate says you can also use newpaper (link).


Posted: 08/08/2012 at 00:41

I'm in the south east and one of mine is huge but only just starting to bud, I agree with everyone else the weather has set them back a fair way. From next week we're supposed to be getting a warm spell, fingers crossed it will bring them in to flower.


Posted: 06/08/2012 at 16:46

I seem to remember there being a sweet pea expert round here so I'm sure he'll offer you some good advice.

It seeems a bit too early for them to have done their bit, especially as how late everything is this year because of the weather. Take the pods off if you want the plants to continue to flower (you can leave a couple it you want to grow your own seeds for autumn/spring, as said above).

I'd give the plants a feed make sure they are kept well watered and take the yellow leaves off, you should then get a lot more flowers.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 15:38

The mother of all thunder storms is currently roaring above me is the greyest of skies. It's a good job I didn't have much planned to do outside today, tomorrow better be dry as the endless work at the allotment is planned to continue.

Annuals, Perenials and Bi-annuals

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 18:24

I'd like to add don't just go by what the label says, some places sell plants as perennials when they are not hardy or need some care over winter (without giving you the information to look after the plant over winter). However, the internet is a huge resource, and if you look up and learn about your plants and the best way to care for them you can get great enjoyment from watching them year upon year (RHS website is good for giving info on plants).

This site is also great for that, as there are so many posters with so many years of knowledge who love to talk about plants, so don't be afraid to ask any questions you want, in my experience it's a very friendly place.

Rhubarb in pots.

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 18:12

My Rhubarb is planted on the north side of an east west fence, it loves the wet and doesn't mind shade at all. It didn't do at all well when it was in a sunnier spot which is  why it got moved.

Fork Handles

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 16:26

What a performance that was

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 15:04

Ben got his gold and Andy's looking good so far!

Rhubarb in pots.

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 00:13

My Rhubarb is better this year than ever, it's ignored the weather and easily tripled in size from last.

If yours isn't good I'd think something has been munching on it rather than the problem being the weather.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 00:05

Same as you Violet, what a fantastic day for team GB. I hope Murray and co were watching, they'll get the same amazing reception as the other medalists if they do well in their events tomorrow.

I'm really quite proud of our little island tonight.

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