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Tomatoe supports

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 22:50

i have a metal framed greenhouse and my tomatoes were ok in grow bags with a cane support but they have shot up and are now too heavy for the supports.  I can't support from the roof there is nothing to hang them from, any ideas 

Seed collection

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 07:23

ok thanks for the info, see how it goes. 


Seed collection

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:38

I am aiming to collect seed this year for next years summer plants.  Can you collect the seed pods as soon as the  petals have dropped from the flowers, the pod is still green or do you have to wait until the  pod dies back naturally , dries and bursts

Dahlia Proporgation

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 19:05

Thanks  I will do that

Dahlia Proporgation

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 13:35

Hi I took some early cuttings from tubers this year, grew them on and put them out, they have lots of healthy green leaves, but no buds/floweres   Do I have to wait for next year to see the flowers?  

Compost crust

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 08:05

Thanks for the advise will give it a go

Compost crust

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 23:13

growing on in pots and containers

Compost crust

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 18:39

I have been using Westland compost for the last couple of years now and it's ok but it always develops a green crust after a couple of weeks and looks a bit stale.  Plants seem ok and I just keep digging over the crust.   Is the compost lacking something?


greenhouse advice

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 22:13

I had one last year spent a full day planting all my seeds into trays marked it all up a job well done until I came home from work the following day and it was all over the floor.  I was gutted, I had weighted it but the wind just caught it and away it went.  Mine was a 4 tier not the walk in.  I couldn't weight it any more without damaging the frame.   IT went over twice  before  I gave up and got a proper one.   You may be lucky of you have it somewhere sheltered.

Transfer of seedlings

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 20:54

Thank you  I think sometimes it's just the GC,s just trying to make a bit more money out of us there are so many different types but that little bit more expensive.

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