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Even a micro pond helps!

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 14:29

I love this.

I don't have space for a micro pond, but I'm thinking of making a little hyper tufa construct including a nano pond.


Posted: 21/09/2014 at 14:25

No worries at all. It's a pretty inert mineral. It'll last forever more or less.

Bulbs in Pots

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 10:54

Thanks all.

Yes, I don't let them dry out completely, but I water less in the summer months. Anyway, the snowdrop were not too bad this year, even though I planted them as dry bulbs. Let's see how much luck I get this time around!

Bulbs in Pots

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 10:01

Thanks Fairygirl.

I'm going to plead auto-correct on the squalls thing!

Bulbs in Pots

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 09:47

Hello all,

I have some bulbs in pots (snowdrops, daffodils) which did reasonably well this spring, and am planning to add some siberian squalls for next season. Bulbs make me nervous because I can't see how they're doing for most of the year.

After a bit of surfing around I use the following approach: Very well drained potting mix, water and fertilise during the growing season (including autumn) and let them dry out a little (not completely) over the summer.

For much of the year, of course, there's not a lot to see. So my question is, can I put them in a cool cellar over the summer and autumn, or do they need light and/or temperature cycles for reasons of dormancy breaking etc?

Thanks for any information,


Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 15:03

Thanks David!

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 14:31

Hello all.

Is it too soon to sow next year's sweet peas? I want to try an early batch this year.


How to grow spinach

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 20:25

Very helpful thank you!

How to grow spinach

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 16:00

Thanks for the info Mrs T. I'll give it a go in the spring and see whether I get a bit more luck this time. I suppose you just pull the leaves off? No need to cut the stem or pinch it back?

How to grow spinach

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 14:46

Thanks for the reply MrsT.

Last year I grew a variety called "Erste Ernte". I have still got some seeds of that sort, and some Monnopa. I haven't sown any yet. I might just wait till spring.

By the way, when you say you grew "baby spinach", I thought that meant you'd harvest the whole plant?

Anyone else have any thoughts?

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Bulbs in Pots

How to deal with in summer 
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How to grow spinach

Confused about how spinach is supposed to behave 
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Thyme Dying Off

The centre of my thyme is dying off 
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Herbs Yellowing

Basil & Marjoram going a bit sad and yellow 
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Chilis Shrivelling

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Insects on my rose

Are they good news or bad news? 
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Bay Tree Leaf Curl

Sudden curling of young leaves 
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Gooseberry Pruning

How to deal with new canes 
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Moving Garlic

Can I move some garlic at this time of year? 
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Cobweb-Like Material on Olive

Do I need to act? 
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Potentilla Flowers Shrivelled

On an new potentilla red ace in a pot 
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Rosemary and Water

Am I underwatering or overwatering? 
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Wilting Raspberries

New Plants Not Doing Well 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

Floppy Chilli Leaves

In the evenings 
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Plant ID

Does anyone know what this is? 
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