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worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 18:24

I learned that only mens pee should go on the compost heap, womens is too acid, right or wrong?


What about not growing pansies in the same place 2 years running, mine have grown for years in the same place, i just chop them back and off they go again.

My seedlings

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 18:03

I used to live in Essex, it seemed to have real seasons, summer and winter, same when i lived in Kent. Now i am in Devon, close to Dartmoor, the seasons just blend into each other, you dont get that different times.  Those plastic greenhouses are good, but you do need to tie them to something, the wind plays havoc with them.

Dont worry if your seedlings look leggy, just repot when they have a couple of sets of leaves, put then deep in the new pots, almost up to the 1st set of leaves. Keep potting on when the roots show out of the pots, pop in deep again, then by the time the weather is warm you will have lovely plants.

My seedlings

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:41

Start them off in pots, not many tomatoes grow outside, I grow mine in a bed in the greengouse, the peppers in the conservatory. They grow to at least 3' tall, so make sure you have room for them. Maybe you live in a very warm calm area, you could get away with growing then outside. Look for seeds that can be grown outside.  Seeds germinate very well without a propagator, I have never had one.  Sure,it will bring your seeds up in a few days, but then what, you cant even put them in a cold green house yet.


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:07

Mine is the same Helen, i am cutting the dead bits right out, whats to lose, it looks horrible anyway.  Hopefully the new green shoots will fill in the gaps, if not its for the bin,

broad beans

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:01

I am in a very exposed windy site and I planted mine out last weekend. No cloches, just open. This weekend they look fantastic.


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 00:28

But do they get catkins or have i bought the wrong ones?.


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 00:12

Just thinking the same Mike!. I have just ordered 3 of these trees so hoping to get some info on them. I am really hoping they are the ones that get catkins on?.

I had to chuckle

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 15:18

I think the advertising companies  pays a small contribution to the mag for enclosing their leaflets.

I loved that Small garden handbook, the single leaflets have been shredded for the compost heap so the tree didnt die in vain.

Polluted ground

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 15:08

If you have had to reduce the willow tree by 60% it must be some size.  They have very strong roots that will break through concrete, I remember a neighbour had one come up the u bend in the toilet.  I hope its not your roots that have damaged the neighbours drainage. 

Apart from a 365/24/7 vigil with a shotgun

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 14:48

Mark is right, they do not work!.

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