Mark 499

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Weed identification

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:29

Alkanet is a member of the borage family

Weed identification

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:26



Posted: 29/03/2014 at 18:08

I have seen powdered volcanic rock for sale, supposed to add minerals to the soil, B&Q sell it under the Verve brand, some people swear by it.

Quick planting advice please

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 12:39

I would pot up the Hemerocallis first if it's bare root, but the other bulbs I would plant straight into the ground.

Rudbeckia, when should it start to shoot?

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:03

Depends, some Rudbeckias are annuals others perennials, the ones in my garden have remained green all winter due to the mild weather.

Discount code

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 15:58

I will not be using them again, too many problems with poor quality & mis labelled plants. Their seed germination is very poor also.

Stratification of Seeds

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 20:56

 It 's the first year I have tried Hydrogen Peroxide, it  kills any mould spores on the seed & is supposed to aid germination.


Cheapish potato planting bags

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 20:47

You can use empty compost bags, just roll the top down & then as you add compost you just roll the top up a bit.

Stratification of Seeds

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 20:37

I always do this with my Hemerocallis seeds, I soak them in a solution of Hydrogen Peroxide for 24hrs then put them into small ziplock bags with some damp Vermiculite & place in the fridge for 4 weeks

how do they grow begonias tubers as a plug plant

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 20:31

T&M sell seeds of Apricot Shades Begonia, so presumably they grow the plug plants from seed too.

The tubers would form as the plant grew during the season, then the tuber can be kept from year to year, growing in size each season.

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