Newleaf


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Where is the best place to look for information on ferns?

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 19:27

Thanks for that, I will look them up.

Where is the best place to look for information on ferns?

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 14:34
Hi,
I too am just beginning on a stumperie - I've moved some old stumps into place, put a washbasin wrapped in black plastic into a shallow hole in front (in the hope of it looking like a little pond at some stage...) and was wondering what to plant around it. Ferns may be the answer! Maybe some which flower occasionally would be nice to add some colour - this is in a shady corner of the garden with nothing but a bare patch of fence and some stinging nettles at the moment.
Good luck with your stumperie Heather - let us know if you find anything useful!

Talkback: How to grow tomatoes in a greenhouse

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 19:26
Which is the fruiting branch?? I'm scared to pinch out bits of plants in case it's the wrong bit!

My tomatoes are in smallish pots - how big a pot should I use?

Talkback: How to lift and store dahlias

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 12:45
It is mid October and my Dahlias are still in flower. I read that I should cut them back and lift them for the winter - is it too soon? I am reluctant to cut back such beautiful flowers before I need to...

The Blessing of a new Allotment

Posted: 13/04/2012 at 14:36
Thank you Rosie - I can almost taste them already! I hope that burying them will be successful as it's what I've done! the droopy leaves they had earlier today are now much more perky and with any luck they won't rot!

The Blessing of a new Allotment

Posted: 13/04/2012 at 12:08
When I transplanted my toms I did take the advice of Alan Titchmarsh who says to bury then up to their armpits so they don't get too leggy. Fingers crossed! I'm using a type called Moneymaker - ever heard of it?

The Blessing of a new Allotment

Posted: 13/04/2012 at 11:45
Thank you Sandra. They're not very big yet. Clumps of thin little critters more like the bristles of your broom! I've spread them out a bit in between rain showers and they are still looking fairly perky. I've just been transplanting some tomato seedlings from the propogator into some smallish pots (7cm). Hope they survive... the leaves are very droopy and sad despite a nice drink. They are on a sunny windowsill but not much sun...

The Blessing of a new Allotment

Posted: 13/04/2012 at 10:08
Hi - I'm very very new to gardening and veggie growing so stumbling along a bit. I've set up 2 raised beds (no allotment for me) in the garden and in one have put in some peas (with a cane wigwam I made from our raiding our bamboo plant), parsley and some leeks. I just realised the leeks should be planted out singly? not in the clumps they came in when I bought the seedling box.... How will I fit all those leeks in my itsy bitsy bed? The other bed has some beetroot seeds, some thyme and space for the courgettes I'm growing from seed on the kitchen windowsill. I'm growing some sweet peas up a obelisk (well they are starting to show through the ground now) and they and the lavender will hopefully attract some bees.

Talkback: How to lift and divide nerines

Posted: 13/04/2012 at 09:48
Why do I just get adverts rather than information on gardening from the above video link?

Talkback: How to grow tomatoes from seed

Posted: 29/03/2012 at 21:33
Thank you for the demo. I will try again now I've listened to your advice!
My first attempt at growing tomatoes from seed was disastrous - half a dozen tall thin strands which keeled over and died... Hope I do better with the second half of the seed packet!
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Talkback: How to lift and divide nerines

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