London (change)
Today 10°C / 5°C
Tomorrow 10°C / 10°C

mike w

Latest posts by mike w

1 to 10 of 40

dehydrating chilli peppers

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 18:32

Hi Clarky

I am using a de hydrator for the first season and I find the indicated temperatures and the time totally inadequate I have upped given temp from 40oC to 60 OC and time from 3hrs to 6 hours to dry herbs.It worked well.


Mike W

Geoff Hamilton

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 18:11

Hi Hogweed

I would appreciate if you would let me know where to obtain the DVD.


Mike W


Posted: 22/04/2014 at 18:40


I allow them to grow to 50mm before potting up.


Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:35

I agree with Mark 499 on abysmal service from T & M I have given them up. I have in recent years had good service from Jersey Plants Direct.


Mike W

Greenhouse heating

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 18:19

Definitely a fan heater because of accurate control of the temperatures.There is a firm in Blair Gowrie Scotland who supply

Best buy books!

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 18:27

I agree with Bamboogie the R.H.S Dictionary A to Z  is the ultimate reference book.If you are serious, worth the money.

Mike W




Excessive cost of seeds

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 17:42

Not only do T & M hike the prices of seeds each year but they also reduce the number of seeds in each packet.Example Rosada tomatoe seeds they increased the price by 20% then reduced the number of seeds from 10 to 8, their price £4.50  bought 10 seeds from "Just Seed" for £1.50.

Mike W


jersey plant direct

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 14:03

In the first instance I must state I have no vested interest in Jersey plants Direct.Over the past 4 years I have used them and had first class service together with plants of quality.This was after being severely let down by most of their competers.Only once have I had reason to complain which was dealt with politely and efficiently. Several garners I know echo my experience with Jersey I just hope they keep up this level of service.My fear is T & M will gain a monopoly of garden products then our pockets will suffer.


Mike W

the vernon geranium company

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 21:03

I found out via a wrong telephone number I was given!when dialing it T &M answered then asked how I had got the number. I was obviously the same switchboard the telephonist was coy about the relationship with Vernon but eventually admitted they had been bought out by T & M.

i would not use them again because of recent poor service and product.

mike w


When to take off the propagator lid?

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 19:02

Hi Mark 1963

Normally I remove the seedlings to a cooler temperature say 50 0F when 1/3 have germinated.

However with Begonia seeds I still do not have an answer because they are so small,previously I have had both success and failure with begonia seeds.This year my current approach is to remove them from 75 0F to 60 0F when they have germinated around 90%

1 to 10 of 40

Discussions started by mike w

Begonia Seedlings

Replies: 5    Views: 431
Last Post: 11/01/2014 at 13:12

Coffee Grounds

Replies: 12    Views: 1402
Last Post: 12/04/2013 at 12:56


Replies: 3    Views: 637
Last Post: 28/01/2013 at 12:16

standard weeping rose

Replies: 2    Views: 522
Last Post: 30/06/2012 at 18:44
4 threads returned