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Mystery Mothers Day seedlings

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 13:32

Hello! Thanks for all the replies I think it will be an annual flowering plant, though I've just googled radish seedling as I've only direct sown these before and don't remember that early seedling stage, and they do look just like that!

I will let you know! It is exciting not know what they will become 


Mystery Mothers Day seedlings

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 23:23

Hello there gardening gurus,

I wondered if you might be able to help identify these seedlings that I have been nursing since my son came home with my Mother's Day gift of a plastic cup liberally sowed with small yellowish seeds about the size of mustard seeds. I made drainage holes in the cup, potted them on and these are the seedlings. They are rather hairy with good strong stems and my son thinks that it may have red flowers but I wouldn't rely on that 100%.  

Does anyone please have any clues as to what these young plants are so that I know how to care for them and where to plants etc. I am assuming they are outdoor plants but they may not be.





Posted: 10/05/2015 at 18:46

Hello Ian 4

Did you put the leaves in water to decompose then? Just looking at my Garden Organic booklet on comfrey. If using a water mix it says to use 1kg leaves to 15l water, multiplying up or down according to the volume of the container, and it will be ready to use after 4-6 weeks.  I think if you're just letting them decompose dry in a bucket then you'd need to dilute it.

"When liquid is thick and black dilute 20:1 and when thin and brown dilute 10:1." I hope that helps! 

Plants for Winter interest

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 22:45

I love Sarcococca too. When I want ideas for plants for a certain place I go to the Crocus uk plant website where you can input as much data and filters as you want. 


Greenhouse disposal

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 22:40

Whereabouts in the country are you? We are after a greenhouse


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:35

Wow, well done! I love those


Making your own hoops for netting

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:33

I love the hula hoop idea, too Tootles. I thought of your idea today when I saw Mr Bloom (kids tv) and noticed that his garden had colourful hoola hoops cut in half!

Making your own hoops for netting

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:31

Thanks, Frank. Lots of helpful info everyone! Thanks.  Yes, I tend not to net but my brassicas are riddled with white fly so want to protect young plants without chemicals.  

Making your own hoops for netting

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 10:35

lol! Darn, I love hula hoops thanks for your suggestions. After finding out about the tubing I also found this video on how to make a portable netting cloche which I think might be helpful to others:


Making your own hoops for netting

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:57

Thanks. I've seen similar on our allotment nutcutlet .

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