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Mouldy compost

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 09:06

Thank you both.

Mouldy compost

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 10:34

I sowed some flower seeds last weekend, and covered them with a plastic cover to help them get started. I had a quick look at them this morning and the compost looks mouldy.What I have done wrong please?

Cutting back perennials

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 17:18

Thanks again Verdun.

Cutting back perennials

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 15:56

Will be careful I don;t damage the new growth. Thanks Verdun. One more thing, I asked a while ago about the osteospernum that I have; it looks very dead, but the bottom of the stems are green when scraped. When can I can the dead looking stems away?

Cutting back perennials

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 15:29

Thank you both. Will do it tomorrow.

Cutting back perennials

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 10:08

Is it the right time now to cut back last year's penstemons and centaurea? There's lots of new growth at the bottom of the plants.


Posted: 13/03/2015 at 11:31

Thank you for all your replies.The bottom is still alive, so will leave it and see what happens.

Greenhouse or Lean to ??

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 12:51

We have a lean-to metal greenhouse against the garage and it's excellent. But it wasn't cheap. I've tried the plastic greenhouses and they're ok for seeds,and for tomatoes, but hopeless if you want to keep anything in them over the winter.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 12:48

I'm going to dig out the gravel bed we have under the bay window to create a flower bed. Want to try nigella, cornflowers, poppies,and have bought a mystery packet of T&M seeds from the garden centre. Garden faces south , so am hoping they'll all grow well. 

Osteospermum 2

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 12:43

Just wanted to say thank you for your helpful replies to the query about my yellow osteospermum. For some reason I can't reply to the post itself - can't type anything in the box!

Have checked at the base of the plant and it is indeed alive, so will leave it for now.

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