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Indoor Seed Propagator

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 17:10

Newboy......propagators can certainly be a useful tool.  IMO thermostatically controlled are a better bet.

As costs vary so much, it's worth considering exactly what you would want to use it for.....basic stuff or exciting exotics

Tree ID and transplanting advice please

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 17:00

I'd agree with WOnion.......they look quite big trees and whilst you might manage to get them out with a large root ball and a lot of effort, they will need a heck of a lot of care to re install them and keep them going.

As above, It may well be worth checking what you could purchase locally.....even not the same size........smaller trees usually establish better than mature so worth considering I would think

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 16:51

BMum........if SPea can take some ripe seed pods, it would be better.  The perennial peas have long tap roots and don't transfer well in my experience.

If moving before pods are ripe, I will have some seeds later SPea which you would be very welcome to

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 14:52

Sweetpea...........was sorry to read of your enforced move but hope you settle happily  in your new house and garden

It's my birthday

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 09:33

Happy Not Yet Birthday Verdun...........have an Éclair from me

Only popped out for a Mat.

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 20:34

Perhaps I won't change my forum name then...........I mean..........come on......pleeeze

Dig For Victory

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 20:28's so nice to know that you are enjoying your new life/job.

Unfortunately I have neither of the seeds you require but I do wish you the best in getting this up and running

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 19:39

I wish my Sumach had that problem

Black Bamboo Dying?

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 19:35 don't say what size or in what your Bamboo was delivered.  If it had been in transit for a number of days, it would have probably required a good watering on receipt.

At this time of year, your bamboo should still be fresh and green leaved.  If it is only a young plant, it may take time for the stems to turn the black colour you expect but it should certainly look alive

I would advise you to contact your supplier if you are still concerned after 2 weeks that the plant isn't thriving.

Hope this helps

Elephant Hawkmoth

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 19:26

Beautiful pics

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Book Lovers and Library Users

Pay for a Library Service or lose it ? 
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Wasps......lack of this year ? 
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How to politely educate someone ? 
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What do the various abbrevations mean and are we talking about the same thing ? 
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Rude but funny.

Another Quotes thread.......can't find the old one. 
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Recommended varieties

Best performers 
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Mangetout varieties

Any recommendations please ? 
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Sweet potato

Slips or Plugs ? 
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Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

Who is your plant named after ? 
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Lost garden tools

Not stolen..........just hiding !! 
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Glyphosate killer in various forms

Effect on surrounding planting ? 
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Perennial evergreen Grass

What variety ? 
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Sulphate of Potash feed 
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Nicandra physalodes (Shoofly or Apple of Peru)

Leaf variegation 
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Grass snake

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