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Help Overwintering Geraniums - rotting??

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:51
Verdun wrote (see)

Is that a vine weevil there Lyn ?  Look at the bottom right near the left side.    

It wouldnt dare!!!.

Help Overwintering Geraniums - rotting??

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:19

I took this photo today of some of my over wintered geraniums, I have several cuttings from them as well.  If they look any worse than these they get composted.  I still have the cuttings if needed


Garden lighting.

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:05

But very good for the bats, I noticed that the moths are attracted to the lights and the bats swoop in on them.

Heated Propagators

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 12:58

I absolutely agree David, also thompson and morgan telling you to put everthing in plastic bags, it can only sweat, causing too much damp for tiny seedlings.

If you sow at the correct time for your weather conditions, all will germinate under their own steam, IMO propagators drag them up quicker than they would otherwise grow.

I have never owned one and wouldnt want one.

Begonias part 2!

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 11:15

Dont take the shoots off, pop them on some compost, i use any old stuff that i save through the year, they dont need top class soil to start.  When they start to flower, I always pick the females off, you can see these straight away, they have a green seed pod behind, that way your males will keep coming till frost. We have been growing these for over 20 years, you cant go wrong. I will pot these into 8inch pots as soon as they have made a nice bush of real leaves.  You can cut the big ones in half, make sure they have about 3 or 4 shoots on each bit.





compost in dustbins and alpaca poo

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 14:43

It would also speed up the rotting down if you could saw the bottom off your bin, worms are the best thing for making compost. Our council are selling dalik type bins for 12.00, they dont have bottoms in them so you sit them on bare e


Paper pots, first year. Will this become a problem.

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 16:30

I make hundreds of pots from newspaper, (its the best use for The Western morning news) IMO but i make them round, so air space between, i have never put anything in a plastic bag, or a propogator, never owned one, maybe thats why yours have a build up now.

I have found that its mainly thomson and morgan that like to put everything in plastic bags, i have grown same flowers from 2 companys, the other not mentioning bags.

I use them for anything deep rooted, such as onions, leeks, sweet peas, cosmos, anything where you can put one seed in one pot. I dont use seed compost, just a very good multi purpose, then they can stay in there without having to be re potted, so no root disturbance. I find newspaper rots down ok in the wet soil when planted out.




Seeding I.D.

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 12:33

Give a good soak before  you pot up. The compost is dry and cracked.

Oh eck

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 12:26

Hopefully they will be the 'unwashed' might lessen our water rates a tad.

Dahlia bulbs and tubers

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 12:23

Gosh! The add distinctly shows 3 daff like bulbs in the bag 

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