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Latest posts by Mark 1963

seedlings

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 19:11

Hi

If seeds are to close together this can cause damping off. Try and sow thinly to allow good air circulation. Hope that helps

Human irrigation system

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 22:01

Hi Mike, thinking of you buddy, here is a joke to cheer you up.

Do you know it is a fact that only one in seven dwarfs is Happy

Keep us all posted with things.

How do you all know so much

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 12:34

I'm a baby gardener at only 51! All the male members of my family have been gardeners, I fill it's in me just waiting to come out! I have and still are listening to my Dad who is 87 years young only the other day on the phone he was passing on his tips on growing spuds. I have listened and learned from uncles and grandfathers.

I read every gardening magazine going and lots of books. Even books I'm not into because you can always fine something in there. I watch all the gardening programmes and listen every week to GQT.

But the biggest lesson of all, is get out there and do it. I like learning from my mistakes and take pride in myself when it goes right.

I think this forum is brilliant! No question is to daft, because what works for one is a question, why?... for another.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 18:40

bump

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 18:39

bump

Begonia problems

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 07:35

thanks gardenjeannie

for the time to write a long and informative explanation. I shall go straight away and do what you said. Thank you once again

Begonia problems

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 22:26

Last year my begonias were half a success, this year I'm having another go.

I bought 4 healthy large plugs from the GC. They have been repotted and sitting on a gravel tray in the GH. The pot is moist and I keep the leaves dry, but still they manage to droop and fall off. I'm left with one stump and three sparsely leaved begonia plants.

What am I doing wrong!

Small gardens and spent compost

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 12:18

Hi, what I do is take about a foot away out of the pots, fork in some Fish, Blood and Bone. Now is the opportunity to put some Hort Grit in to if drainage needs improving. Then replace with fresh multi-purpose compost. That way you are not throwing so much away and you are not using to much fresh multi-purpose compost. Hope that helps.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 12:30

Afternoon Bump

Hi gardenjennie, just put a few packets of seeds in the post to you this morning. I found a stamp Keep up the good work guys!

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 21:45

Hi gardenjeannie,

I got your address from Rosie31 and will be sending you some packets of seeds in Saturdays post. Hopefully you should get them Tuesday/Wednesday

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crocks in your pots

cant believe they paid someone to do this 
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