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plants for hanging baskets & containers

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 23:56

to be honest i'm not sure , I want to surprise my partner with lots of different plants for the numerous pot's and baskets , i'm the fruit and veg guy and she buys all the pretty flowery plants , I love the plants but she usually picks them,.so I think things like lobelia ,pansies .. not sure.. pretty ones with nice flowers , I promise I will take more notice this year, I think i'll just go to garden centre and buy packets of pretty looking ones, ok thx anyway

plants for hanging baskets & containers

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 20:31

Hi there , never grown plants from seed before ,what type of plants would you recommend to start from seed for patio pots and baskets is it too late/early to sew I have an allotment and greenhouse, thought i'd save a few bob growing some plants we usually buy from markets and d.i.y shops , is it simply get seeds from shop read packet ? not really explaining this well am I ! is it the same principle as say growing tomatoes/courgettes etc i.e seed in compost, keep warm ... thx

Horse Manure - When to Use

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 21:03

and.. horse or cow ? what's diff ?

Horse Manure - When to Use

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 21:00

Hi ! what about tomato beds in greenhouse ? do I put manure in them when I pull my tom plants (oct'ish) or wait till spring or not , soz to butt in . cheers

do i need to nip sideshoots on baby toms ?

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 19:05

 Just wondering if i should nip out the sideshoots on my baby toms(g.delight/sungold)planted from seed 27 feb on window sill waiting to go in the ground in g/house,growing like crazy over 1ft high,weather forecast frost here in s.yorks,so holdin back, but getting too big now, wadda ya think ? thx

Toms too early ?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 22:24

Another question about toms, as I said i'm growing sungold,gardeners delight,marmande and some Spanish ones brought back from holiday in spain ,will they need the side shoots pinching out ?last year I grew san marzano and had to remove side shoots but are these other type bush toms , how will I know ? thx

Toms too early ?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:20

 I know ! I will give lot's away though. last year (my first on the allotment) I grew about 20 courgette plants ! none this year can't stand em now

Toms too early ?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:03

Thx all, I think i'll put a few in the greenhouse and pot them all on although there's not too many roots showing through the drainage holes, I've got about 30 plants so can afford to lose a few (got carried away again) thx again p.s i'm in south yorks steve 309

Toms too early ?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:26


I planted my tom seeds (sungold/gardeners delight) on the 27th feb and had them on the windowsill.I realise this was a bit early, just a bit worried after reading a few articles regarding the plants getting 'leggy' or' pot bound' anyway I've posted photos any advice would be welcome eg-do they need potting on ? eventually they are going in the ground in the greenhouse. cheers

is it too early to put them in the greenhouse(unheated)

 do you think they look a bit droopy, photos took on 31st march.



Posted: 11/09/2013 at 08:37

spoke too soon ! italophile you jinxed me


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