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Garden Sculpture

Posted: 07/04/2012 at 20:34

I love the look of the sculpture in the third photo, is it the same as the one in the last photo? Just from a different angle?


Posted: 03/04/2012 at 14:23

I've been sowing seeds four and five years out of date and so far they're all fine. A couple of the sweet pea varieties have been a bit patchy, but that is most likely to do with me, rather than the seeds.

Though most of them were foil packed and they were kept in a cupboard in the cool. (Though my onions and some lettuce lived in the shed through the winter and they seem fine too.)

Re-using polystyrene for veg seedlings

Posted: 31/03/2012 at 00:43

Thank you all for your replies, I shall keep an eye out for a possible source of polystyrene cups that I could re-use, for my veg. Though as you point out, Helen, I was in a garden centre yesterday and saw veg plants for sale in similar polystyrene boxes, but these were grey in colour - I don't know if it a different grade, compound or what?

share some pic

Posted: 30/03/2012 at 22:53

Crikey Meiow, they're huge!

Potting shed burglary

Posted: 30/03/2012 at 22:05

Hi Lucy, I'm so sorry to hear about your break in. It's so sad that people have no respect for others belongings and stuff these days. The allotments near us are always being vandalised and/or broken into. }

Have you thought about an alarm (as others above have mentioned) or a security light pointed at it?

If I were you, I'd go and buy myself some more seeds and set about sowing again, the swines may have taken your possessions, but they can't take away your green fingers and your passion.

Re-using polystyrene for veg seedlings

Posted: 29/03/2012 at 14:27
Thanks meiow & Botticelliwoman, I have used them in the past for drainage in large pots (think it was a Mr Titchmarsh bit of advice where I read that). I was more just worried in case they use any sort of random chemicals growing the bedding, that may not be great for veg.

Talkback: How to deter slugs with copper tape

Posted: 29/03/2012 at 14:10
Must say, I've tried copper tape round pots and the copper rings around plants and the little darlings still manage to make their way over it. Think I must just have mega hard slugs.


Posted: 28/03/2012 at 21:11
I have two planted in a bed, that continually has water dripping into it, they are also in sun from around 11AM - 4PM during the summer... So moisture and sunshine seem to be the key.

Re-using polystyrene for veg seedlings

Posted: 28/03/2012 at 13:55
I have about six ordinary polystyrene boxes that had bedding plants in, you know the ones that come in 6 3x2 cells. Would they be ok for putting veg seeds in ( courgette, cucumber, tomato ) ? as I'd quite like to reuse them instead of them going straight into the recycling.
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Unidentified plant with seeds at Holehird, Cumbria

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Re-using polystyrene for veg seedlings

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