RubyLeaf


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Gaultheria mucronata plant

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 22:41

I'm sure one garden centre would have the male one Bal. Usuaully they sell both genders.

As for me I may have to just cave in and put the male next to the female plant.. Flowers too small and numerous.

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 11:31

So many adorable pictures! I have two cats. Though I do have to watch out for the male incase he digs up plants whilst digging to do a number two. My female does it elsewhere I reckon as she actually goes out the garden xD

Gaultheria mucronata plant

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 00:59

Long story short, I want planning on self polinating the plant myself with a brush. The male plant is at a relatives, and I was going to use the brush to put some pollen in a sealable plastic bag.

Shows what I know. The flowers are tinier than I expected! Is there a way to pollinate the female plant without having the male one right beside it? I really want to avoid having it beside it as I planned to have just berry shrubs in a section. I only got the plant for the berries.

Should I just re-sow my seeds?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 16:03
RubyLeaf wrote (see)

Either my memory is as hazy as fog or I've never had that much of bad luck with seeds. I planted most mid March and most have not emerged. Curious I dug through one pot to check if the seeds could of rotted but found the Pansy seed still there, albeit a darker shade of brown (do they go darker when wet? ).

My second batch of seeds is doing much better, with 4 of them (different species) coming up after a week. Should I wait a little longer? Is this normal?

 

artjak wrote (see)

RubyL, where are these pots; it sounds to me like they may not have been warm enough?

They are in the greenhouse which is unheated. Today I decided to throw half of the ones that didn't germinate and replace them. From the bigger seeds I saw they were virtually unchanged.
In fact with the Nasturtium I decided to go all out. I grabbed an unused trough, filled half with compost and put all remaining seeds of all 3 species I have.

Should I just re-sow my seeds?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 00:08

Either my memory is as hazy as fog or I've never had that much of bad luck with seeds. I planted most mid March and most have not emerged. Curious I dug through one pot to check if the seeds could of rotted but found the Pansy seed still there, albeit a darker shade of brown (do they go darker when wet? ).

My second batch of seeds is doing much better, with 4 of them (different species) coming up after a week. Should I wait a little longer? Is this normal?

Using a lawn weedkiller with cats

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 22:47

I'll keep my eyes out next time I go to Homebase for one safe with pets. I do hope there's one out there, as I loathe the thought of professional lawn treatment (saw one advertised, safe for pets) or digging the lawn up.

Using a lawn weedkiller with cats

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 12:35

Spring is at last here (well.. sort of) and I was ready to buy a lawn weedkiller to rid myself of those pesky creeping buttercups. That is until I read a review on one product I was about to buy http://www.amazon.co.uk/EverGreen-Complete-Lawn-Killer-Spreader/dp/B000TAU6Q4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1391129084&sr=8-2&keywords=Evergreen+Complete+Soluble+Lawn+Feeder+and+Weed+Killer

Infact here is the review that concerned me "This stuff used to work really well, then I got a cat and bought some more not noticing the TINY disclaimer on the back warning to keep away from animals. It came close to killing her just from being used on a lawn she liked lying on. I cannot emphasise strongly enough to keep this stuff away from animals, it's really bad news."


Any advice?

A newbie question about seed collecting

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 22:55
Mike Allen wrote (see)

RubyLeaf.  The only true way to get exacts is to vegitively propagate.  To us mere mortals.  That translates as, taking cuttings etc and growing on.  Way beyond most of us.  The commercial world uses cell propagation.

 

Save your seeds.  Sow them and I am certain that you will be delighted with the outcome.

Happy gardening.

Alrighty I'll collect the seeds and hope for the best

Edit: And ofc thank you for the replies all!

Seed Swaps

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 22:44

I'd love to give my seeds away but stamp prices don't justify the freebies.

A newbie question about seed collecting

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 22:40

They were part of this mix http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=110&storeId=10151&partNumber=013385

Some grew to 90cm, whilst some were about 60cm. The red one was next to others of similar size, and another of 90cm.

So with what you've told me they could be any size and colour ^^

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