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lupins-and-delphiniums

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 09:47

I love lupins and delphs, my garden is full of them, mainly because I have to grow everything I need from seeds. These are the easiest along with foxgloves.I chop them back after flowering and get a second show, not quite so big but nice for late showing, i still had delphs in the autumn. Give them a wash with a homemade garlic solution, that will keep the slugs off.

 

 

Do my grape hyacinths have to go?

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 09:37

I read somewhere the other that the gardener gives them a hair cut, .just remove some of the leaves until you think its tidy.  The bulbs will still come up next year.

How soon after I've applied moss control can I rake?

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 09:34

When it has all turned black.

Talkback: Willowherb

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 19:07

You are doing all you can do with the weed killer, could you try asking your neighbour if you could kill theirs as well.

Try not to let it go to seed,

sunflowers planting out

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 19:03

I have sowed mine today, may sow some more next week, they grow so quickly and you cant put them out till mid to end of may.

I have brought mine indoors just until they come up, its very cold at night here in my unheated grernhouse.

I learned this lesson after last years early sowings, 2' tall in pots and trying to house them somewhere!.

Pinching out

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 18:50
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

Hi Heather, there is a Sweet Pea thread with pics on of when to pinch them out.  I have a similar question but only regarding tomatoes so am going to have a browse.

Cant help with anything else as I'm still learning too 

With a determinate tomato plant, you just leave it to grow. 

With indeterminate, you leave the top to grow a tall plant, but pick out the little side shoots that appear just by the leave joint,

Your packet of seeds should say which they are or you could check on the net.

 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 10:03

Well, they have to try it on, don't they Nut?!!!

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 19:45

Tom really wanted a lap but settled for second best.

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41179.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Beetroot and Tomato Seedlings

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 19:36

You have done right, dont leave them out for long though, they will still be tender.

 

Try the beetroot direct in the ground about the end of April. I dont know how warm your soil is where you live but mine is freezing cold at the moment, wouldnt like to try the 'bum' test just yet!!

vinegar on weeds

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 19:25
Edd wrote (see)

What does bleach break down to Briggsy?

What does it break down to then? I wouldnt have thought the worms would like it.

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My best buy of the year

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Any one know what this is?

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