nikki 7


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Echinops

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 12:02

Hello folks


I have an Echinops globe plant which the bees have really enjoyed this year.  I'd like to grow more  from seed for the bees.  Can I collect and successfully grow them from the flower head seeds?  Replies much appreciated.  Thanks


Nikki

Rose Campion seeds

Posted: 21/07/2017 at 21:06

Thanks Pete.  That sounds really positive.  And thanks again to other replies also.


Nikki

Rose Campion seeds

Posted: 21/07/2017 at 16:53

Thanks very much folks, for the replies.  I'm going to sow the seeds now, put them in a cold frame over winter - and keep my fingers crossed for the results.


Nikki

Rose Campion seeds

Posted: 20/07/2017 at 17:51

Hello everyone


I was given a Lychnis, (rose campion) plant which looked very striking, but the flowers have now gone to seed.  I've collected quite a lot of the seeds and would like to know when to sow them again?  Any info much appreciated.  Thanks


Nikki

onion curl problem

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 10:08

Hi Bob the Gardener


Many thanks for the info on the above problem.  Seems like I should stop growing alliums of any sort, unless I provide special prevention against these flies, moths etc first.  I've learned something new here.


Thanks again


Nikki

onion curl problem

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 15:52

Hello folks


Some of the onions on my plot have developed a twisted, curly stem.  I assume this is some kind of problem in the base of the onion itself?  Will the resulting onions still be edible?


Many thanks for your replies


Nikki

Potato apples

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 13:39

Many thanks for the replies - and I have decided to take your advice..  I did pick them up this morning, (there were literally hundreds!) and have disposed of them in the garden bin.  Thanks again

Potato apples

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 15:11

Hi Everyone


I have literally hundreds of potato apples, which have developed on my Desiree potato tops and dropped off onto the area.  I'm aware that they are poisonous, but do you think it would be okay to just dig them into the ground to rot, as compost for next years veg?  There are so many, there's no way I can pick them all up!


Many thanks for replies and advice.

fallen rotting apples

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 17:05

Hi Logan

Many thanks for the advice and reassurance.  Much appreciated.

fallen rotting apples

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 15:02

Hello Folks

I've just dug out my runner bean trench for next years crop and dumped loads of rotting, fallen apples into it (leaving some for the birds over the winter period), along with manure from the compost heap, before filling it in again to rot down.  I'm hoping that the high liquid content of the decomposing apples will benefit the beans when planted next year.  Though I am now left wondering if the acid content of the apples will be detrimental to the growth of the runner beans.  Any thoughts or comments on the matter?  Thanks

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Echinops

Echinops - sowing from seed 
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Rose Campion seeds

When to sow seeds 
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onion curl problem

 
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Potato apples

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fallen rotting apples

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