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Latest posts by Mark 1963

Snapdragon SOS!

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 20:20

Hi, Everything looks fine, I have put them now on the garage shelf with the pelargonium's and they don't look the worse for their ordeal. Thanks for words of encouragement

Snapdragon SOS!

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 13:05

Thanks Dove and Edd,

I cant wait to get home tonight. Hi Dove, I knew that about the sudden thaw that's why I thought I'd better leave them. We have had no sun today just cloud so yes hopefully everything will be OK.

Snapdragon SOS!

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 11:57

Hi, Yesterday I was lead into a false sense of security when the sun came out all day. I have some snapdragon seedlings producing true leafs, so I thought OK, time to move home. I potted them on and left them in the mini greenhouse in the main greenhouse over night. This morning horror of horrors, we had a frost. Mini greenhouse in main greenhouse covered in frost. I looked at the seedlings, they were still green although the soil in their little pots was hard. I did not have time this morning to move them back inside. It's cloudy today and about 5C, do you think the cold snap would have hurt them? I intended to move them back indoors tonight when I get home.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 17:30

I could send seeds to any of you near the floods for you to grow and pass on the plants to the flood victims. Just message me with your address.

John Innes Seed Compost

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 20:54

thanks guys

John Innes Seed Compost

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 19:58

Hi, I'm sure this question has been asked before, What level of John Innes do I go to next when I need to pot on  the seedlings, is it No1 or No2 ? Thanks

B&Q dead plants

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 12:45

I only buy plants from B&Q and Homebase when the plants are on 'Deathrow'

I got an ornamental sage for a £1 last summer. It only needed deadheading and re-potting. I looked at it the other day and tiny shoots are coming through the crown now.

last spring I got eight pelargonium's for 50p! Again with a bit of TLC they bloomed lovely last summer. I even managed to take cuttings! All are overwintering well, and I'm looking forward to seeing them bloom again this year. 

I need new secateurs

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 19:21

Hi All, I did see some for £40, but I'm only after something for light pruning so I think the £16 (brand new) ones will do me.

I need new secateurs

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 18:02

Hi All, Felco it is then, just been on the online retailer that has the same name as a South American river and I can get a pair for £16 and they do replacement blades

I need new secateurs

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 07:53

Hi All, I noticed yesterday my trusty sec's my dad gave me many years ago, finally need replacing. They are that old I cannot see the make on them and my dad cannot remember. So anyone got any tried and tested makes they can recommend. Thanks

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