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Posted: 14/04/2015 at 18:45

No, I dont. I find its best to wait until May, the soil is warmer, the plants are bigger, unless you are talking about large pots of perennials?

Begonias/ seeds and greenhouse problems -

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 18:40

I have only just set my begonia tubers, they are sprouting today. I would say you started them to early and it was just too cold. Give them time, now its warming up a bit they may shoot.

I take it you only just layed them in a seed tray, with compost around the sides, not on the top? Dont let water get on the top of the tubers.

Lobelia and petunias are slow, I always start seeds off in the kitchen then move out to the greenhouse when they grow on.

I have never had heat in the greenhouse, if you dont want to overwinter tropical plants there is no need, and now, definitely no need for heat.

pond worries

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 11:26

They are black and not big enough for a cauliflower ear yet. About an inch long, difficult to tell because they squash up then stretch out to move along.

I dont know how big they will grow as this is the first year of my pond.

Visions of African Queen spring to mind 

They are definitely not snails eggs. 

Dealing with garden waste

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 11:21

When I first moved into this house the garden was very overun as dad couldnt manage much more than cutting the grass, the first lot of waste was enormous, we shredded, built bins, cadged daleks etc, but now its sorted, we have the day to day stuff which is manageable.

We are lucky that our council give us 5 bags for green waste and pick up once a fortnight, in tbere goes stuff I dont put on the compost, such as buttercups and other dreaded weeds. I would rather dig them out than use weed killer.

You will find it gets easier and manageable. 

If you cut the grass regular, say every six days, you wont need to pick it up.

Fox glove plugs

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 11:11

Looking good! Watch for the dreaded slugs though.x

Seedling id please

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 11:08



Posted: 14/04/2015 at 09:22

Just popped in to say good morning folks.

I am flat out busy catching up on the greenhouse/garden work. I am spending too much time twiddling green slime from the pond, how therapuetic is that? 

The weather here is fantastic,  we are high on a hill and the mist is around us, looking down on it at the moment. Have a good day all.X


Last year's carrots

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 09:12

Verdun....I didnt think you were supposed to feed the ground for carrots, it makes them fork? 

pond worries

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 20:17

I have leeches as well.  Maybe grow them on and start a clinic.

Wildlife pond without liner

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 20:02

The black edging stops the sun getting on the liner, that will in time ruin the liner, it also stands up about 2inches so when you put your soil or turf round the edge, it doesnt fall in the water.

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