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Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 02:40

There are some very cheap shears on ebay, 5.95 post free.

Anyone got hydrangea glam rock?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 02:31

Also, if its from t and m it may be a tiny plug, you probably wont see flowers for a few years. Make sure you find out how big a plant you will get for 7.00, and will it come with a guarantee.

Difficulty removing invasive plant

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:25

The berries are poisonous, dont keep it if you have children.

Good draining compost

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:19

I originally grew mine in ordinary seed compost, they took a long while to germinate, they didnt seem to grow much but wh

en they took off, i planted them out in the summer and they were 5ft high before I new it, they will self seed, just have a go, 

 The Tv gardeners seem to make a meal of everything.

Grass treatment

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:13

I have tried a few over the years, most dont work for long or very well or not at all, the only one that we find works is Westland weed, moss killer and feed. We didnt even sow the bare patches from where the moss died, the grass was underneath and came up very quickly

Its quite hard work though, you have to rake the moss out when its dead.

Mid April is the perfect time to do it.

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:03
Fairygirl wrote (see)

SPea - you'd think a neighbour would offer to cut it when they do theirs. 

That's what I'd do if I was your neighbour.

Me too, how about buying a little strimmer.

What is this weed?

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 18:55

Do you mean the little heart shaped leaves? If so its celandine, awful to get rid of, dig out carefully and make sure you remove all the tiny bulblets. It will take a few years to get rid because you never can get all the bits up. 

Aww man! Seedlings...

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:03

Put a few slug pellets under the bottom shelf of the plastic greenhouse, you will never catch them all by hand. Being able to afford new seeds is one thing, but you will run out of time shortly.


Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:54

Mikey, sunflowers grow very quickly,  when they get another pair of leaves, re pot them in 3 inch flower pots, I sow mine in pots to start with, saves root disturbance.

Just a little advise, fill your trays with a bit more compost, sometimes the seedlings will stretch to reach the light above the tray, leading to leggy seedlings.

Seed germination - any hope for ones sown too early?

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:38

I would give up on those and do some more, can you have them in your kitchen, its still cold at night in an unheated greenhouse. They germinate very quickly now. Most of mine sown in the kitchen on the 1st april are up. 

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This is what happens when.....

Tomato plants 
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pepper plants

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extra nitrogen

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planting on verge.

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unwins catalogue

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Advent prizes

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ground for runner beans

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My best buy of the year

Lobelia Richardii 
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Any one know what this is?

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