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Sweet pepper seed germination - epic failure!

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 12:52

Yes thanks BobTheGardener. That is exactly what I am now doing. Poor shivering things!

Sweet pepper seed germination - epic failure!

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 09:43

Very helpful reading this. Waiting for my long sweet red peppers to germinate. I think it has just been too cold in the greenhouse overnight. I don't have a heated propagator. I shall be patient and hope for the best. French beans have now been re sown twice.....too wet and cold. Following advice I shall now hold back with the water. Let's hope I have not drowned the poor old peppers.

Mirabelle de Nancy plum

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 16:10

Many thanks for this helpful image. I shall have a look and what's what with my Mirabelle. If necessary then the secateurs it will be

Which? Compost reviews

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 18:41
Edd wrote (see)

What were the results Nanny gardener.?

Results very variable. Interesting though that John Innes had the worst results overall the different trials. I always mix mine in anyway. Seems to me you pays your money and takes your choice. Sometimes you get good stuff...sometimes you get rubbish...literally


Mirabelle de Nancy plum

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 18:37

Leaves again this year, no blossom as yet but the plum tree right next door has had lovely blossom. Maybe this will be the year for the Mirabelle 

Which? Compost reviews

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 15:24

Durstons seed and cutting compost seems very nice. Crumbly and fine. Also appears to stay damp quite well. Time alone will tell how it is for the thing it is actually designed for....seed germination and growth But one or two are popping their heads up.

GW mag this month has a very interesting trial on seed and cutting compost. Very interesting results

Which? Compost reviews

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 07:26

Anyone tried Durstons? Never heard of it before but it is offered for delivery by my milkman. 2x 40ltr bags £7 or peat free 2 for £9

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 10:15

Finally checked the runner bean pots today...absolutely no sign of seeds at all. Mystery! One pot alone had the remains of a seed which was soggy. I shall try again - in different compost of course - and if these do not grow it will be buying ready grown plants which will be rather annoying.

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 18:15

Honestly! what is a gardener to do??? Well at least it gives us all something to conflab about

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 13:23

I too have noticed white fungus in bags of compost...not the verve too dry! I'm afraid I carried on and used it anyway.

In past years I have found Westland very good. It really is a lottery isn't it.

I am very envious of fidgetbones if your tomatoes are 2ft high. Mine have been incredibly slow to get going this year...compost or weather?

Beans: runners & climbing French also soooooo slow. Some still have not sprouted after 3 weeks. Guess they probably won't now. Disheartening but then that's gardening, ups and downs in equal measure

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Honeysuckle leaves brown &shrivelled

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Mirabelle de Nancy plum

Why no fruit 
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Last Post: 20/04/2014 at 10:30

Reviving Cannas

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