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Talkback: How to plant out leeks

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 11:13

Did I read somewhere that you just spike a hole in the ground, deep, and drop the leek plant in and leave it loose! perhaps I dreamt that.  Any ever heard of that?

Singapore Holiday

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 11:02

Would love to see them, can you put a link on for that please? not easy just on my tablet.

I can't even grow from seed!!!!!!!

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 10:54

Are you using Thompson and Morgan seeds, they seem to think every single seed needs to go in a plastic bag, they sweat and the seeds stay to damp, who puts plastic bags over ererything in their garden and seeds set themselves well. Of course, some do benefit from a proagator, but T & M seem to think everything needs a bag.


Posted: 22/03/2013 at 10:44

Do you need to divide them very so oftern I wonder?

Talkback: Growing Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 10:31

If you have problem soil in any way, its best to put the plants in that are well established first. IMO. I live on the edge of Darmoor, so my soil is very acid, they grew to about 7ft tall.

My daughter grows these well in St Austell, which is very clay type soil, so I am not sure they are that fussy,   maybe you have another problem there, I would stick with established plants then.



Posted: 22/03/2013 at 10:26

Thanks for that advise nutcutlet, not sure we will get one of those this year!


Posted: 22/03/2013 at 10:25

I sorted out my strawberry bed the other as well Brockley, I use weed matting and cut holes for the plants to come through, the feed and rain can get in but weeds don't come up, it keeps the fruit clean, and you can , if you are that way inclined, put a few slug pellets just under the matting so the wildlife doesn't get at them. At the moment, I have them covered with a plastic sheet type cloche, in the spring, (or whenever its warmer, I change that for a netting cloche, insect can get in for pollinating but birds cant pick the fruit.

Talkback: Growing Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 10:19

I took cutting from mine last year, Sept/Oct time, just pull out some little side shoots, put in sandy compost in the greenhouse, I have about a dozen plants now.


Posted: 22/03/2013 at 10:13

I would have that Skimmia out as well spewy, I tried to cut one back but it doesnt shoot out from the bottom.

The Laurel, cut it back now, to about a foot from the bottom, it will shoot out in no time and make a good foot or more of growth this year, and nice and thick from the bottom.

May I ask what the red thing is in the back ground?


Posted: 22/03/2013 at 10:07

I dont grow them, but they make a lovely bit of autumn colour. They are widely available in the net.

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