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Trailing Begonia corms

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 18:27
Hi daisy
Thanks for your reply
I think i'll wait another 2-3 weeks and put them into the baskets hung up in the greenhouse.
Sorry to ask you for more advice but will 4 tubers in a 14" basket be enough or would you add another ? They are all at least 3" diameter.
I would love to have 2-3 baskets like the ones they have in town each year ,you can't see the baskets for the amount flowers .
I got the tubers from the same supplier so fingers crossed
Thanks again for your tips
Mike.

paraffin heaters

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 08:00
Hi Being very new to gardening ( 2nd year ) and just bought my 1st greenhouse I am hoping to try and grow some flowers and easy veg from seeds. Living in the south of scotland I know I will need some kind heat to protect from frost , from feb to may . Can anyone advise a paraffin heater that they use for frost protection , and any other tips for using a paraffin heater or not in a greenhouse. My greenhouse is 8ft 6" x6ft 6" . Looking for a make , model that would suit ,and where to buy. Thanks Mike.

frost free green house

Posted: 29/10/2012 at 17:32
Thankyou to the people who posted advice and suggestions .
I,m in b&q all the time never noticed or thought to ask
Thanks again
Mike.

frost free green house

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 13:11
Hi Can anyone suggest where to buy parrafin for my heater apart from ebay whitch seems a bit costly including the postage . I live in the scottish borders and want to buy a supply to see me through the winter. Would be very grateful for any help . Thanks Mike.

pea pods

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 18:39
Hi This being my first year with a garden i seem to be asking for help and advice every other day ( Hope someone can help I Built a cone shaped trellis roughly 3ft at the ground to 6-7" at the top with 6ft bamboo canes and wrapped it with strong nylon netting and planted approx 15 pea plants round it. All growlng well and i have been tying to the canes as they grew. All are nearly at the top and 2 - 3 are just above Do you pinch the tops to stop them getting any higher or let the just grow ? All the plants seem very healthy and lush but no flowers or pea pods Any tips would be very welcomed Thanks Mike.

Thicken up a lawn

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 06:54
Thanks for the adivce
Will give the tips a go
As i said this is my first garden and am sure the grass will be easiest of the problems i will need to be asking for help.

Thanks again
Mike.

Thicken up a lawn

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 08:13
Hi This is my first go at gardening. I laid a new turf lawn 1 year ago. It has been looking really good until approx 2 months ago when we had a little warm spell and i decided to give it a scarify as i thought it dead grass ? I think it just needed to be given a feed to green it up a bit. I have fed since and its looking quite green and lush from a distance. Close up its a bit thin and patchy. Would putting some seed on help or will it eventually thicken its self ? . Any tips or advice would be very much appreciated Thanks Mike.

what type of compost to use ?

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 16:28
Thanks for both replies
The pots are glazed but thanks anyway
I will use the multi purpose i used in a couple of hanging baskets i am trying
This is my first year i have ever had a garden and its all new to me.
Thanks again and i'm sure i'll have lots more questions.

what type of compost to use ?

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 08:51
Hi I have 2 house plants that are in plastic pots inside bigger ceramic pots Can i just repot them straight into the ceramic pots and what type of compost should i use ? One is a dragon plant not sure of the other but both are looking good and have reached 4-5ft Any tips on keeping them in good condition and type of compost to use would be much appreciated. Thanks Mike.
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sweetpeas

nip or not nip the tops ? 
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pansies primrose primulas etc....

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top dressing for a lawn

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frost free plug plants

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paraffin heaters

whats a good type to buy? 
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frost free green house

parrafin heater 
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pea pods

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Thicken up a lawn

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what type of compost to use ?

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