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Clematis Montana killed during winter

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 11:13

I have two Montana Prevail and I though the first one died two winters ago but it came back in the autumn. The following winter both looked like they had died since it was even worse. Cut them back and they came back with a vengance. No flower last year but this loads of them. I would not give up hope yet. The weaker one of mine took almost nine months to recover.

Rough Marigold?

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 11:09

Is this a Marigold that has managed to seed itself into my pot of Coriander Calypso? No idea how it has done this as it has been grown indoors. It has now been exiled outside after a week of hardining off.

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Wormery question

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 11:52
Mine are quite slow too at the moment. Any tips to improve the compost mine never really seems to be 100% finished and is usually quite wet. I tend only to add kitchen towel to it since adding newspapers and cardboard don't break down quickly enough.

Wormery question

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 10:05
Sadly my garden is too small to harbour a compost bin. That's why I got the wormery in the first place.

Wormery question

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 23:47

I have had a Stokes wormery for two-three years now and it is mostly working fine. No massive worm death yet but at the moment it is getting a bit out of sync. The bottom and middle trays are not ready and the top one was full but now have decayed to about 1-2 inches.So my question is I can add anything more to the top tray as it is now less than 1/3 full or wouldl that just make the top one too compact when I finally switch trays. I am currently sending the scrapps off via Bristol Councils brown bin scheme.

Broadcasting poppy seeds into the border

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 15:51
I think you are right. Will scatter some more now when the sun is out.

Broadcasting poppy seeds into the border

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 13:34
I did this a couple of weeks ago but I think only one or two have germinated. Not sure if it was due to the bad weather or the seeds, which came from a seed swap and collected seeds from last year.

Can anyone help identify this plant

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 22:52

I think or rather google think it is a Cimifuga or bugbane.

Peonies

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 21:56

I bought one last year from Wilko last year and I just wonder if it might flower this year or if it is too young. The plant isn't massive. If memory serves me right they sulk if they are buried too deep.

Damping off help

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 17:46

I don't have the space in the flat to grow them in indivudual pots hence the mulit occupancy. The first lot germinated so badly I put all the rest in (free seeds from a seed swap). I need to learn to water less! I'll try to pot them on later today or tomorrow.

I palm of my extras to my friends!

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