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Burying seedlings to the true leaves

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 22:09

Can you? You make it sound like this is a fairly general rule. If sommer ever comes, I'll give the burial of the stem a go.

Burying seedlings to the true leaves

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 18:48

I am slightly confused over this. Some people here thinks that you can do this with all veg and others only with solanceas (Tomatoes, chilies and peppers). Can some cast some light on this for me. If you could to this with beans, marrows, courgettes that could be great as the ones I am raising indoors are going a bit leggy

Can someone tell me what this is please

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 17:59

Is the first a climber? It kinda look like a honeysuckle.

Marvel of Peru (Mirabilis Jalapa)

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 13:34
I think my seeds were probably quite old when I got them. The plant is the same. I have a thing for night scented plants, hence my interest in this one.

Marvel of Peru (Mirabilis Jalapa)

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 23:17

Is it too late to start them off from seed now? I spotted that I can get them from one seller without paying postage. Not sure the seeds I found are Mirabilis Jalapa, but if they look like small handgranades I found five!

Is this really a Magnolia Red Lucky?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 20:21

I have an order number from when I bought it. I emailed them at the same time as I posted this asking them if this was the wrong plant giving them the photos and the order number. I agree with Figrat it is a rather nice plant but it is not what I wanted. Lets see what they say.

Is this really a Magnolia Red Lucky?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 19:53

I think you are bang on the money! I wanted the other one because of its ability to flower twice a year. So what to do now. Write and complain?

Is this really a Magnolia Red Lucky?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 19:25

I bouth a Magnolia Red Lucky last year from Thompson-Morgan and it just come into flower but instead of being red pink it is yellow. I think I have been sold the wrong bare rooted specimen. Here is what my flowers look like.

 They look nothign like the ones on the T&M site

It is mildly scented too. If it is not a Red Lucky, what on earth is it?

Marvel of Peru (Mirabilis Jalapa)

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 08:18
I haven't planted any yet but will this weekend. The seeds I have where from schiphol so they might have been old. Hopefully I'll have better luck this time around.

Marvel of Peru (Mirabilis Jalapa)

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 21:39

I really would like to grow this plant but have fialed to get the seeds to germinate except one. I still have some seeds left (I think) and would love to get one going. Is there a trick to do this?

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