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Potting on, large pots/seed trays or single pots?

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 06:33

thanks guys, I like the pallet idea Dave

Potting on, large pots/seed trays or single pots?

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 12:23

Hi, Normally I pot on seedlings into single 1inch pots before going up to a bigger size. I have done this with the French marigolds and some other seedlings, however as always, I'm rapidly running out of room in the GH. So last weekend I potted on some seedlings in a large flowerpot, spaced out. They seem OK, a week on, and it saved space in the GH. I'm thinking of doing this again for the remainder of my seedlings.

Has anyone else got any space saving ideas for the greenhouse?

Seed prices

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 13:01

Last year T&M were selling dwarf sunflowers £2.49 for 10 seeds! Rip off Britain!

I subscribe to a weekly gardening mag which works out a £1 a week (discount price for subscription) and you get a free packet of seeds. OK, you cant choose the seeds, but hey! I'll grow anything if it's free! Also go around your local DIY store and dead head a few flowers. Dry them off and hey presto! free seeds!

Potting on

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 12:13

Thanks you two for that reassuring advice

Potting on

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 09:03

Hi, I have a lot of seedlings now in the GH to be potted on from the original seed tray.
Will they be OK in the trays for a week or two until I find time to pot them on?

I only have the week ends to do this

droopy conifer

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 20:51

thanks Verdun, I'll check the name. It was outside when I bought it. I'll try spraying it with water tomorrow.

droopy conifer

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 19:09

Sorry nut, I cannot work out how to upload a photo

Will primroses grow in full shade?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 19:07

Hi, if it helps my polyanthus have flowered better in the shade. Primroses might be different so take Dove's advice. Just thought I'd mention the polyanthus

droopy conifer

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 17:25

hi, I bought a lime green dwarf conifer last week, I have noticed the top has started to droop. The rest still looks green and healthy. Is this just a settling phase? I have never seen this with my other dwarf conifers.

gardeners world presenters

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 08:02

my gardening 'dream team' would be Alan T (host) Bob Flowerdrew (organic) Bunny Guinness (garden design) Pippa Greenwood (pest and problems) Terry Walton (Allotments) Carol Klein (sheer enthusiasm) in an hour long programme

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