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Latest posts by 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

Van Meuwen

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 18:50

Hi Brumbull

Out of interest how do you provide heat over winter for your fuchsias ?

Regards

Mike W

Van Meuwen

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 18:17

Hi Brumbull

Your complaint seems to be dealt with to your satisfaction,which echo,s my own experience when on rare occasions I have had a complaint with mail order suppliers.

I have converted from growing from seed to plugs for those plants such as begonias which need to be set away early ( January ) also I no longer over winter geraniums or fuchsias.The aim is to reduce the period that heat is required in the green house.Instead of having heat on from November onwards I switch on mid March.thus saving a lot of money.

Today I received 100 No begonia plugs from "Jersey Plants" well packed in excellent condition.

Regards

Mike W

GREEN ALGEA ON SEED TRAYS

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 12:16

Thank you sotongeoff & homebird.The seeds I am having problems with are begonia,I do water from the bottom but maybe a little too generous,I will try covering the seedlings with vermiculite as suggested and be more careful with water.

Regards

Mike W

 

GREEN ALGEA ON SEED TRAYS

Posted: 27/01/2013 at 18:05

I used to use Cheshunt dressing to prevent algea growth on planted seed traysCheshunt has now been withdrawn,has anyone an alternative treament ?

Discussions started by mike w

Begonia Seedlings

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Coffee Grounds

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Last Post: 12/04/2013 at 12:56

GREEN ALGEA ON SEED TRAYS

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Last Post: 28/01/2013 at 12:16

standard weeping rose

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Last Post: 30/06/2012 at 18:44
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