Latest posts by marshmello

Suggestions please

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 08:45

The above link is a comprehensive guide to shade loving plants, view at your leisure. 

Encouraging young gardeners

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 14:02

How horrid...shame on Joe Swift.


Posted: 10/05/2013 at 08:27

How long you been growing it ? It's still a tad on the cold side, for basil. It likes very hot temperatures.

Weed or plant

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 19:12

Red flowering currant - Ribes sanguineum.


Leggy mint - help!

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 10:11

Heat raises Mizzli, do bare this in mind. The bottom being open does not offer much relief.


Seed raising problem

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 23:13

Not sure why you'd be using an electric propagator at this time of year - far too hot. You'll be surprised to hear that seed does not need to be baked, in order to germinate. Room temperature is perfect now. All my seeds have come through, using the plastic bag method - very cost effective.

Pah....electric propagaters.

Talkback: Scale insects

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 09:30

Never heard about adding washing-up liquid to the water. I'd say this was not necessary in my experience. The results were fab...with just water.

Talkback: Scale insects

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 18:59

All you need is a bowl of tepid water, a bag of cotton balls and some marigolds. Sounds simply, it is ! Dip a cotton ball into the water and wash the the devils off - they come off so easy. Repeat the process the following year.

I have a large Acer which had become seriously infested and found this method online. Took about an hour but so worth while. Only noticed a few so far....but they'll not last long, cos they're about to get the same treatment. lol

Mangetout seedlings: 'pinching' and dying

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 18:14

Are you saying the seedlings are not developing in the correct way ? could they not be a problem with the seeds genetics - are they F1's.

Weird !!

plants dying - conifer

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 22:39

Both look like they've been planted in a desert breathing nothing but car fumes. Surely not the best environment for starters. First one looks like a gonna. 

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A Compost recipe !!

The recipe for making the perfect compost 
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Compost, they reckon !!!

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