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Latest posts by LorraineP

Rooting powder

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 22:32

I recently potted some cuttings of cineraria silver dust, half using hormone rooting powder and half without, as an experiment to see if they differed.  All seem to have taken and are looking healthy.  Not conclusive proof, but will try this again for comparison.

Egg idenification

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 15:00

Good point LG - got to keep it in perspective. . . . but don't we just hate it when those pesky slimey creatures gorge on our lovely new shoots.  There's no mistaking them when they're mature so they won't get away with their behaviour for long!

Egg idenification

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 12:58

Hi everyone, I have just been weeding my garden and have come across some small eggs in the soild.  Initially, I assumed they would be slug eggs (I had come across a few whilst weeding) and removed them.  Then I considered they may be worm eggs, (as there were a number of these too) which I obviously want to keep.  I have 'googled' both types of eggs and am still none the wiser.  Just wondered if anyone out there could help identify these eggs.  Thanks.

Lawn too healthy

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 20:26

. . . . . or a goat!  Your son might love that too.  

Is my Bramley Apple Tree dead?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 19:06

Neither is my 'ancient' apple tree in leaf yet - but I can see fresh buds beginning to appear.  It sounds to be in similar condition to yours Heafybeafy - bark peeling off, poor fruit.  I trimmed it in January hoping it may help.  Alas, if it doesn't buck up it will probably get the heave-ho soon.  So interested to hear what response you get about your tree.

Advice on growing Raspberries

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 17:32

Hi Michelle,  If you haven't done so already you may get a better response if you post a new thread.  Sorry I won't be any help to you as I'm a novice too. Good luck  

Late winter cuttings - what next

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 15:13

Thanks once again Verdun, you're an absolute star    

Compost course

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 13:21

 

artjak wrote (see)

It makes me want to weep to see what we have done.

 

Quite agree with you Artjak - sadly its a massive world wide problem.

Compost course

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 10:25

I watched one collection day, from my bedroom window and all recycling went in the same section.  Maybe it was a mistake by the collectors on that occassion.   In which I case I can accept human error - it was early in the morning!

Rhubarb

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 10:15

Thanks for the link Dove - always welcome a cake / pudding recommendation  

Will give it a go when my newly planted rhubarb gets established - or maybe raid my parents garden in the meantime!

Discussions started by LorraineP

Curled new growth on tomato plant

Advice needed on growing tomatoes 
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Last Post: 31/07/2014 at 18:55

Onion advice

Onion growing advice for newbie veg gardener 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 16:04

New Veg Bed

Is soil affected by lawn teatment? 
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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 00:15

New Veg Bed

Is soil affected by lawn teatment? 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 09:50

Strawberry Plants

Should I expect fruit this summer? 
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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 09:31

MPC & Growbags

What's the difference? 
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Last Post: 04/05/2014 at 19:45

Greenhouse Advice

Advice on what to consider before buying a greenhouse 
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Last Post: 13/11/2014 at 17:13

Nesting Doves

Unusual nesting site? 
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Last Post: 17/05/2013 at 06:40

Egg idenification

Difference between earthworm eggs and slug eggs 
Replies: 7    Views: 676
Last Post: 03/05/2013 at 17:47

Raised beds with decking boards

Is pressure treated wood bad for the garden? 
Replies: 4    Views: 6947
Last Post: 14/04/2013 at 10:55

Seed germination

Should I cover seeds with compost/vermiculite/perlite? 
Replies: 5    Views: 608
Last Post: 12/04/2013 at 23:13

Advice on growing Raspberries

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Last Post: 22/04/2013 at 17:32

Advice on garden improvements

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Last Post: 23/02/2013 at 12:33
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