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Black Friday offers

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 15:09

If you mean this sort of thing, they are fine but some people don’t realise that they will arrive with nothing to be seen, then they report the company as rubbish saying the plants were all dead on arrival. So as long as you already know this, they are good bargains, just tease out the roots, pot into next size pots, keep in the GH, cold frame or conservatory and in the Spring they will start to shoot out.  They’ve usually got a good root system on them.

Last edited: 24 November 2017 15:10:04

Large oak tree leaves

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 15:03

Gosh, that is a whopper 😀

Opinion on treading on snails to kill them?

Posted: 23/11/2017 at 22:29

Answered on your original thread.

in case you can’t find it, it’s here. 

Hedgehog or Rat Hole??

Posted: 23/11/2017 at 22:25
Dovefromabove says:

When I was a schoolgirl a friend's young brother died of Weil's disease.  

I've seen the damage to stored crops, buildings, fires caused by electrical shorts due to rat damage ... 

See original post

 When we were grave digging a boy local to us died of the same, no undertaker wanted to touch the body. Very nasty disease spread by rats, 

to say don’t kill them is very irresponsible. 

Large oak tree leaves

Posted: 23/11/2017 at 22:22

I’d like to see a photo of the 8” long oak leaf please. 

Hedgehog or Rat Hole??

Posted: 23/11/2017 at 19:03

I hope your rat in the loft doesn’t chew through any wiring, they do, I can vouch for that, and it’s an expensive business.

Seedling bags

Posted: 23/11/2017 at 12:36

Try you Local freeserve or gumtree, as I said people are usually giving them away.  I could give you loads if you’re in the Devon cornwall  area.

It depends on how big your tubers are, measure them and see if they will comfortably fit in the plastic bags. Don’t forget that whatever size they are this year, they will be twice that size next. 

you could just roll the tops of supermarket carrier bags down and use those. I do that with my daffs and tulips when they finish flowering.

take no notice of me, I don’t buy anything for the garden, only compost, then I buy good stuff, I look around for anything usable. 

Definitle don’t buy that tea bag paper bags though, you will be dissapointed and waste your money. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 23/11/2017 at 10:27

Glad to hear you’re both having a lovely  time, you wouldn’t want to be home, it’s extremely cold this morning, bright sun though. 

The photo is gorgeous, enjoy yourselves.😘

Seedling bags

Posted: 23/11/2017 at 08:53

No good for dahlia tubers I’m afraid, it will not work, they are made of the same  stuff as tea bags.

The largest size is only 6x8 inches.  With the weight of the compost and the tuber, it will split. Dahlias  need to go in flower pots.

how many dahlias have you got, for £2.86 you could buy a few pots or look on your local free serve or gumtree, I’ve got a pile outside my gate for the taking, you could look for any freebies like that. 

Seedling bags

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 23:24

I wouldn’t touch those bags from China. They stifle roots so you have to peel them off before you plant out.

why not just get a seed tray and some seed compost. 

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