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Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 11:37

So has mine Sophie17! Exciting! What do you think of it?

Feedback then - packaging, really good. Sturdy, easy to open, soil kept moist and recyclable. Handy plastic tray inside that I will re-use in the greenhouse.

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 Plant: looks very healthy. No leaf damage, good clear label, great roots poking out of the bottom. Darker in colour than I thought albeit that's an observation and not a criticism. Plenty of young growth on it.

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 Other: handy nicely presented planting instructions booklet. Includes info on other plants so will be a nice little read.

I think I'll be popping mine in the greenhouse for a little while to acclimatise and allow for the frosts to pass before I plant it in the ground. 

So far so good. Not bad value for money with the discount. Very pleased!

Secret tricks of germination

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 07:49

My electric propogator works an absolute treat in germinating seeds....it's after that where it goes wrong for me. The bit between germination and a nice strong plug size plant is where I lose most of mine. 

Gardening pics

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 07:46

Brilliant advice Aster2. Thanks so much. What kind of plants make strong verticals?  Would fir trees do the job? 

I've got a bit of winter flowering jasmine in there growing up the wall but it's not very strong. 

Good opportunity to think about a nice climber. Would a rose be too much do you think?

Sadly art was never a strong subject of mine so I find it really tricky to visualise the picture.  I'd like to improve on that so this bed will be a good opportunity. 

I built a cat toilet

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 07:32

Thanks Nora. Much appreciated.

I built a cat toilet

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 06:27

Edd - too far, again. 

Pelargoniums (common geraniums) cuttings - where am in going wrong?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:47

Sorry about all of the typos in the title!  Over-eager fingers!

Pelargoniums (common geraniums) cuttings - where am in going wrong?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:45

Good morning,

I have just nipped to the green house to see how my geranium cuttings are doing. Once again more than half have got the fluffy white / brown mould and are rotting.

Where am I going wrong please? I've tried cuttings at the end of summer, and I have no success.

These ones were taken two weeks ago (advice of a gardening pal) and no success. 

I cut below a leaf node and put around the edge of a pot of compost. I've tried that rooting powder too - makes no difference.  I water sparingly when I put them in. 

Anyone got a method that gets some success please? Is it the initial watering? Is it that they are in compost? Should they be in grit? Is it the cold greenhouse? Should they be on a warm windowledge? 

Would really like to master cuttings - but I'm rubbish at them! 

Thanks 

 

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 16:20

The more the merrier Victoria Sponge! Brilliant!

I like the idea of the silvery foliage. I bet I kill mine within the first month though!!

oooh, it must be a good 'un if it's been at shows. Can't wait!

 

Apple tree, advice please.

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 16:17

Eeek, so I need to get another tree? I seem to remember info about groups...do the other frees need to be in a certain group?

G W magazine

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 11:40

Paper copy all the way for me LittleAnne. Keep posties, paper producers, printers in business!

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Pelargoniums (common geraniums) cuttings - where am in going wrong?

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