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Feeding

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 14:19

I have some tomato feed with sea weed extract, would that do. Usually I just chuck on a pile of homemade compost? 

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 14:16

Susan, Same as Verdun, they got rust, even with early spraying with anti fungal, they still got it.

I have a dozen or so seedlings up, only because they were free in the magazine, they are all red I think.

Main problem here is the wind, I have to stake a daisy, (well, almost) but its always windy, I am not sure if they like our acid soil. But they never have done very well.

Thanks to the seed swap thread I now have foxgloves and delphs in all of the colours and all of the sizes. Brilliant, I am thrilled.

Growing mealworms for beginners.

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 14:07

Thanks Ed.

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 11:25
Verdun wrote (see)

Delphiniums for me too Lyn.  You have reminded me to get some more.....lazy me, I buy in young plants in March that usually produce excellent spires in early summer.

I have to grow mine from seed Verdun, theres no way I could fill my garden with bought plants. But my seedlings will produce flowers next year, althouth the following year will be better.

I am a patient gardener.!

Forgot to fleece my containers, is it too late now?

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 10:49

Same with the frosts here last year Gemma, the ice laid on the water buts for a week, we did have snow but not so much as usual. A nice cold winter will kill off some of the bugs and slug eggs.

I have been looking at Eds thread about growing the mealworms for the birds.

Primula - growing from seed

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 10:37

Just remembered, its these!!  primula capitata salvana

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 10:22

Thank you Dove for your concerns, much appreciated. I have sent you a pm with a link, not appropriate on this thread many thanks. 

Growing mealworms for beginners.

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 09:37

Edd, without reading back on your thread here, and probably a silly question, but do you leave the lid sealed or do they need air, also, would the black beetles fly up when you open the lid, I dont mind whats in the tub, just dont like flying beetles in the hair!

Forgot to fleece my containers, is it too late now?

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 09:22

We have had two ground frosts so far, one this morning, its very cold, dont usually get frost till spring, although the snow will be thick probably because we are high. Is this an indication of a cold winter to come, I really hope so,

But do cover any plants you think are tender, or take then inside. Dont let the fleece touch the pla nts though as when that freezes, it will damage the plants, try to make a tent effect,

 

Primula - growing from seed

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 23:29

I have grown the Dierama from seed, very slow, I still have them in pots after 3 years the corms are very tiny, like growing daffs from seed. 

Primulas self seed easily, those denticulata especially, I filled a compost bin with them this year, they would take over if I didnt.

What were those little silver blue ones Fishy?, I grew those from seed.

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