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Talkback: How to chit potatoes

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 14:56

Thank you Gemma! They seem to grow much quicker in the dark, but I will plant the ones I have next week and see how they go.

Talkback: How to chit potatoes

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 13:34

I am chitting potatoes but the roots have only grown a little tiny bit, not as long as I was told they should grow, (about half an inch). Does anyone know why this is and if I can still plant them?

 

Talkback: Help wildlife survive winter

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 18:14
We tried a ping pong ball in our birdbath as we read it would help stop it freezing over but it didn't work.

Talkback: Help wildlife survive winter

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 18:13
We have 2 ladybirds in our bathroom, they've been there since the end of the autumn. I don't know what they are eating or living on, but they re still alive!

Rose advice

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 20:16

Hi, thanks for the responses guys!! The new shoots are actually coming from the very bottom of the plant, one is from the bottom of main stem, the rest are from the knobbly bit that the main stem comes from, which I guess is the root stock, that is why I am suspicious of them. Not sure if they are coming from the graft or the root stock, either way they are extremely close. None of them are underground.

Rose advice

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 19:02

 I have a rosa masquerade which I planted earlier this year. It is growing well and I have been training it along my fence. It has not flowered at all, and now all of a sudden there are 7 new and very vigorous shoots coming from the very bottom of the plant, all with 7 leaves. I am not sure whether to leave them, or whether they will take over and stop the original rose from growing. They are a different colour to the original 5 leaved branches. Will they flower differently to the rest of the rose? Should I remove them?

The seven leaf rose, is it a sucker?

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 19:00

I have a rosa masquerade which I planted earlier this year. It is growing well and I have been training it along my fence. It has not flowered at all, and now all of a sudden there are 7 new and very vigorous shoots coming from the very bottom of the plant, all with 7 leaves. I am not sure whether to leave them, or whether they will take over and stop the original rose from growing. Should I remove them?

Talkback: Nettles, caterpillars and butterflies

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 19:52
Lovely story, well done to you!

Talkback: How to build a compost bin

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 11:39

Thank you Steve 309, that is all very helpful!! I have read lots about composting, but some of it can be contradictory. I have a large compost bin that has been on the go about a year now, but would like to try the pallet method. I saw it on Gardeners world last year at long meadow. Monty has 3 sections, one for stuff waiting (to be shredded I think?), one for composting and then I think he turned the composting stuff over into the third section which is the lot that got used once it had broken down sufficiently. I have been composting for years, but I seem to always end up with stuff that has not broken down enough at the bottom, so I am doing something wrong, maybe not cutting things up enough maybe? A friend of mine has stopped putting paper and teabags into his bin, he reckons that paper now has other things added to it, and it does not break down well anymore. I must admit I do have complete teabags at the bottom of my in, that have been there a year.

 

Talkback: How to build a compost bin

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 18:42

I'm confused! Newboy2 says no rain no light is the best atmosphere for composting, but this pallet system will have lots of both as it has no lid. Does it matter if it doesn't have a lid?

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