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Begonia Seedlings

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 18:33

Has anyone any tips for transplanting fine begonia seedlings because of their being tiny.Also the type of compost for the tiny seedlings

Seed Companies

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 17:46

Hi punkdoc

I too have had isolated problems with Chilterns seeds this year say 5% of those purchased.In fairness to Chiltern they have immediatly replaced them without any quibble.

Regards

Mike W

 

greenhouse optimum min and max temperatures

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 17:41

Delboy2

You need to monitor the temperature in the propagator,I normally keep the lid off during the day.Also you need to watch the seed trays do not dry out.It is a matter of managing the process

Regards

Mike W

 

Scarifier / aerators / rake

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 17:47

Hi Gold1locks

I have also tried the hollow tines a waste of time and energy equal failure   with with   electric wire tang scarifier.I now have a petrol scarifier heaavy duty it works OK but does not pickup well.

I often wonder whether or not it would be easier to bring in an outside lawn specialist once a year for them to use their eqipment.

regards

Mike W

 

 

Coffee Grounds

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 17:35

Thanks every one for your helpful comments,I will continue to use the grounds but more sparingly

Regards

Mike W

 

Coffee Grounds

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 17:26

I have been using spent coffee grounds as a conditioner without any detrimental effects.Recently I read that this could be harmful to seedlings and plants because coffee is a pollutant and inhibits germination and growth.

has anyone experience good or bad ?

Mike W

 

RHS Online Plant Shop

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 17:51

Hi Jess In The Garden

I have never bought from RHS, exorbitantly priced !!!

Regards

Mike W

frost free plug plants

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 17:37

Hi Mike2li

A word of warning ,you are going to get a lot of soot from candles which will mess up your G.H.

Regards

Mike W

 

frost free plug plants

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 18:43

Hi Mike2li

Your plants should be O.K. with the parafin heater but make sure you provide adequate ventilation,open doors during the day when temperatures lift, obviously turning off heater.

Regards and good luck

Mike W

Van Meuwen

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 21:04

Hi Brumbull

Thanks for the hints.

regards

Mike W

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Begonia Seedlings

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Coffee Grounds

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GREEN ALGEA ON SEED TRAYS

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standard weeping rose

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