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They will germinate quickly if you sow them onto damp kitchen paper. Prick out into pots / ground when the leaves show - about 10 days.
Monty's hive will be too cold for bees.
Bees need to be kept warm with quilts (!) on top of the hive and not be disturbed by honey seeking beekeepers - the bees' worst enemy.
Ah. Ok. I grew them in bags last year and they flowered eventually but the crop was poor. I hoped that in the ground they would be better. I did not know that some potatoes do not flower! Thanks.
Gosh that was quick! Thanks - I'm off to the g'house to pinch out.
I have grown Charlotte potatoes for the first time in the ground. They have been earthed up 3 times and still they grow. I am not sure when to stop earthing- up to allow the potatoes to flower. I know someone out there knows the answer or has some guidance!
I've searched the site but cannot find an answer for this one: Should DWARF cosmos be pinched out? As they do not grow too tall, could they be left? Any advice welcome!
I used to put shading on the outside of the greenhouse but this year year I pegged some dark heavy shading onto the struts inside the g'house. It is much more effective and it hides the glare from the roof. Also put down old wooden planks on the floor and soak them with water. They stay wet longer.
I have a lovely pot bellied pot with a dahlia trapped inside.... I guess that will get the hammer treatment too. Oh well, another lesson learned!
They are probably mining bees which will not sting. If they do (rarely) it is not strong enough to penetrate skin. It is difficult to get rid of them completely and should not be a problem at all.
Kallo Organic. Waitrose. They also do a low salt version. Or Marigold, as Dove says.