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Begonia Tubers

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 15:53

The prop lid is vented so no condensation builds.    Its a new lid.  Last year I used a non-vented cover and some  tubers rotted. Now I know why. Hope I get lots of shoots like yours show.  Mags

Begonia Tubers

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 18:08

Thanks, That's helpful.  I will watch the watering!  Mags

tomato seeds

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 10:27

Also Chilli seeds can be kept for years and still germinate. I'm using 5-year old seed this year.  Mags

Begonia Tubers

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 10:25

I've put these on 3.5ins pots of moist compost and they are covered with a vented propagator lid.  What's the best place for them?  They are in an east facing room, in a shady corner. Should I place them on the window sill (d-glazed) where they will get full morning sun or will they be best left where they are?  The radiator is not on.   Many thanks for advice, Mags

Growmore

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 14:21

thanks david.

Avid gardener with young children

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 11:30

When I was a child I 'helpfully' picked all the green plums from the tree to help the tree with June Drop, I think I was 5 and had heard Daddy talk about.  I got whacked for that, but my Dad then started to teach me about gardening matters!   

I know what to leave alone now, and a lot of my info is thanks to this website and the helpful answers.  Mags

Growmore

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 11:22

How often should Growmore Granules be used as general purpose fertilizer?  I often hear its use advised on gardening programmes, but no-one ever says how often!  Your opinions would be appreciated.    Thanks, Mags

miserable strawberry leaves

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:53

Thanks both.  It's a lovely sunny day here is E Staffordshire so that's one of my jobs for this afternoon.  Helpful advice.  Mags

miserable strawberry leaves

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:09

Is it ok to remove all the dead and yellow leaves from my strawberry plants now?  They are growing in troughs and one trough is 1 year old plants, the other trough is 2 year old plants and I have baby plants from runners in pots.  Mags

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 11:16

RSPB website accepted my count just now.  Mags

 

Discussions started by staffsmags

BIG BIRD WATCH

How to submit results? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 17:26

porridge oats

ok to feed to birds? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 16:23

Feeding Amarylis

What to use? 
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Last Post: 20/01/2015 at 10:58

only leaves

Amarylis not producing flower stem 
Replies: 25    Views: 600
Last Post: 30/01/2015 at 19:15

unknown grass

what could it have been? 
Replies: 6    Views: 288
Last Post: 31/10/2014 at 14:38

canterbury bells & jacobs ladder

plant out now or in spring? 
Replies: 2    Views: 167
Last Post: 02/09/2014 at 14:21

Xmas Presents Amaralyis x 2

What to do with amarylis now? 
Replies: 0    Views: 181
Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 11:39

black opal tomato plant

leaves discoloured - why? 
Replies: 2    Views: 190
Last Post: 04/07/2014 at 21:05

What is this pest?

'Marshmallow' type stuff 
Replies: 10    Views: 405
Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 20:08

COSMOS pinching out

Should they be pinched? 
Replies: 4    Views: 340
Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 10:24

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Am I to late? 
Replies: 6    Views: 1575
Last Post: 24/05/2014 at 15:14

Camelia query

Should I cut off lowest branches? 
Replies: 2    Views: 198
Last Post: 17/05/2014 at 14:31

Suitable place for acer?

Leylandii was here  
Replies: 2    Views: 273
Last Post: 02/05/2014 at 16:48

Bluetit & Parsley

Bluetit takes Parsley Sprig 
Replies: 0    Views: 183
Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 14:44

Big Begonias

To pinch out or not to pinch out? 
Replies: 4    Views: 382
Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 18:56
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