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worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 21:11

When i took some red and white carnations in for mum, the nurse ran to another patients flowers and pulled the pink one out, she said red and white flowers were a sign of death!.

Problem with Bergenia

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 10:46

I think they will grow up, its been quite cold, wait a bit and see.

Quick GH question

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 10:35

I prefer openers in the roof too. Heat rises, windows on the sides could cause draughts.

Unhealthy rosemary

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 10:32

Sticky cards? The link is for nematodes. Am i reading wrong somewhere?

To re-turf a garden can you just lay turf on top?

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 10:29

I supose it depends on whether the site is level and how much weed is in it. I have been slicing turf off of my garden to make into beds, put it on a bank, 2 turfs deep and its well growing.

I dare say you will get lots of real practical advise on here, so wait for some more comments. Personally, i would if it was level and weed free.  Saves a lot of work if you want a quick job.

Buried Treasure!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 10:23

Depends what was on the site before your house was built. Years ago, before council tips, people used to just dig a very big hole in the ground, fill it up then dig another. I found a whole bottle bank in my old house, but was told thats what they did back then. The little bottle is probably a perfume bottle, its probably got a little tiny glass stopper but whether you could find it!

My seedlings

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 09:19

I have never put anything in a platic bag. My seeds germinate well on there own, they get very damp inside a bag. Up to you though. There is no rush to bring them on quickly, they will germinate well under their own steam.  you cant put them out for ages yet even in a plastic greenhouse. Tomato, peppers and cucumber plants are very tender at the start.

Mystery of pH/useful list

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 09:10

Gosh Mike, what a load of plants! I have never done a soil test, just a bit of lime on the cabbage patch(in case)

Plants get put in the ground that I like, i do sort out for sun or shade lovers.

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Compost

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 09:02

The Gardeners world mag have done a survey and have said Westland john innes seed compost as the best.  But then a year or two ago, Which mag voted Verve as the best compost and that is awful.  I dont think it matters much with seed compost, seeds will germinate on anything, try blotting paper or kitchen roll. Its the next stage where you need a good compost.

 

 

 

 

birthday

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 19:54

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Helebores

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This is what happens when.....

Tomato plants 
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pepper plants

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extra nitrogen

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planting on verge.

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unwins catalogue

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Advent prizes

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ground for runner beans

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My best buy of the year

Lobelia Richardii 
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Any one know what this is?

Azealia  
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