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Cutting back

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 13:07

Great . Thanks all for your information. Will try the Marguerite cuttings today.  Look forward to a better show next year (fingers crossed) Thanks again folks.

Cutting back

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 12:35

I bought plug plants of Geum, Campanula and Marguerite earlier this year. The Marguerites flowered well but the others, although the plants grew, mostly did not produce flowers. However, should I now cut all  these back? Is it only the flower stems which I do this with or the whole plant?

Greenhouse watering

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 13:39

Yes, I can see the point of the timer.  If I am away from home, the timer is essential.

Ta.

Greenhouse watering

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 17:04

That's great.   Glad it is working out for you.I am on-line just now checking them all out - and hoping I may get a bargain somewhere!!  (but not yet). Just wondered if using a kit without a timer may be an option.I presume it would then be a constant drip to all the plants and this may prove to be too much for some of them.  Anyway, I will continue looking and make a decision soon.

Thanks again for your reply and your help.

Greenhouse watering

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 15:36

Have just caught up with the recent replies here.(must have been asleep!!)  Thanks to all.  The watering system kit that Andythescientist sent link about looks just right for me. At £45, I think that is cheaper than a similar kit I saw in B &  Q recently. How are you finding it now that it will be set up and in use?  I just need to convince myself I want to part with the money for one!!

 

Seed sowing times

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 16:29

Thanks for your comments AND ESPECIALLY  the link for the chart - that is exactly what I have been looking for to help me.  Many thanks again.  I will now go and have a look at my seed packets and decide when to sow. 

Seed sowing times

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 15:53

It is mainly veg seeds I am planning to sow, and sweet peas.  I know that I need to wait until after the frost to sow/plant outdoors but just wondered if there were some other guidelines. I usually feel that I sow my seeds a bit late to make sure I am not too early and then of course I can run out of time for them to grow before the cold wet days start again. I do start them off in a propagator in the greenhouse but do  not heat the greenhouse now. I harden off in a coldframe gradually until I feel it is time to plant out. I suppose if I don't sow them on the first suggested date (on the packet) and then use common sense, I shouldn't go too far wrong.

Seed sowing times

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 15:25

Hi, living in Renfrewshire, Scotland (near Glasgow), when would be the best time to sow seeds inside and outside.  By this I mean, if the packet says sow outdoors in March-April or indoors in January - March, how much later than these months should I sow them here?  I was always led to believe that the times on the packets were for sowing down south where the temperature is normally a bit higher.

Overwintering perennials

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 15:50

Thanks all for your help.  Will think it all over .  Will cut back snapdragons and get a second year out of them and leave gerbera to see if they come back next year.

 

Ta.

Overwintering perennials

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 12:35

Think I wil put the osteospermums into pots in the greenhouse to give them frost protection and see what happens.

Will cut back the crysanthemums and snapdragons and will check if the gerberas are hardy or not.

Thanks folks.

 

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Cutting back

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Seed sowing times

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Greenhouse watering

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