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Sweet Pea seedlings

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 20:06

Ok - I'm wary of overwintering them outside as they're likely to be under thee feet of snow and I'm not convinced that a layer of mulch will stop the damage from that.

Sweet Pea seedlings

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 19:54

Thanks for the advice - unfortunately I don't have a cold frame or anything similar.  But I have been considering starting over

best-potato-to-grow

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 19:35

Hi - I planted maincrop Sante in Apring this year and a couple months later had some really beautiful, tasty potatoes.  I put them in planters, got loads, had enough to give bags of them to my neighbours, too.  No blight, no problems, no pests.  I sort of cheated and planted them in compost, with nothing else, so maybe that helped.  Best advice I got was to keep picking the flowers off the leaves, and also to cut the leaves down to soil level once they started to yellow.  Then left the potatoes alone for another three weeks or so, tipped them out and they were great.  Best advice I got is rather than use expensive containers, just buy a big trug, cut some holes in the bottom, away you go

Planting garlic

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 19:31

I bought some garlic from thegarlicfarm and it looks great - I'll be planting it next week, and it's my first time growing it at all.  Their site, though, is full of really useful info that makes sense to a novice like me!

Sweet Pea seedlings

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 19:27

Thanks - I don't think they have enough light as they are definitely slanting towards the window - will move them as close as I can get them and see what happens!

Sweet Pea seedlings

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 19:14

Hi - I decided to start off sweet peas indoors a week or so ago to plant out in the Spring.  I got a propagator, planted one seed to each section and the first seedling appeared four days later!  They're in a mix of seedling compost and vermiculite.  They're now growing so fast I can practically see them grow!  Where there were no  leaves this morning, there were leaves in the afternoon.  I need to know what on earth to do with them at this stage - this is all new to me.  Here's a pic - I'd be so grateful for any advice...

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32568.jpg?width=240&height=320&mode=max

 

Fungus

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 11:45

Hi

Thanks Bob - the original mulch here was bark chips but after it all got blown away, I used cocoa shell.  I guess seeing as mushroom compost is a good thing then it's fine to leave these alone?  What do I do about all the little flies and other flying creatures that form clouds around it?  Just ignore them?  Saves me one area to weed, I suppose!

Fungus

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 18:06

Thanks.  Wondering if there's anything I can treat the ground with to stop re-growth.  The other fungi have all grown off the stump, which I expected, but this one seems to have struck out on its own!

Fungus

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 11:46

Hi

I have just discovered a huge bit of fungus in my garden.  Googled to find out what it was but can't find any images to match.  Have taken a pic and would be grateful if anyone knows what it is and how best to get rid of it!  Other fungi have grown on the same site (it's by a log stump) but this is a new one!

Thanks

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/31559.jpg?width=835&height=350&mode=max

 Tanty

Brassica collars

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 20:36

Do you mean like mulch mats?

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Sweet Pea seedlings

Not sure they're meant to grow this fast... 
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Fungus

Something weird is growing in my garden! 
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Mulching 
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