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Blind daffs solution??

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 10:32

Fab, thanks.

can ones that have been blind come back with flowers another year?

Crow or raven?

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 09:36

Thanks Lesley. It's back and forth. Huge great thing!

 

Acers

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 09:09

Definitely. Not sure of the varieties, but mine have done very well in pots.

Crow or raven?

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 09:07

Look at this mahoooosive visitor!  Can anyone tell if it's a crow or a raven? What's the difference? Thanks!

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Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 08:41

Wet and cold here too Beaus. Contemplating a bit of digging.....or maybe another hot cuppa!

Gardeners world free seeds...

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 08:15

yipppEee! Thank you gardeners world! Got some of the free seeds that Monty talked about. Blight free tomatoes here we go (I hope)!

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Blind daffs solution??

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 08:12

What do you feed them with Fidgetbones?

Few newbie questios (mainly tomatoes)

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 08:11

.....it means the release of liquid or smell. 

Few newbie questios (mainly tomatoes)

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 08:09

I've had great success with growing toms in grow bags in the past. Very efficient, and easy to clear away once done. An old gardening pal also swore by them because they retain moisture and as toms are better under watered it meant that it didn't matter if they didn't get watered for a couple of weeks. Also my other halfs uncle enters shows with his and he swears by using the bags.  He says he gets better results by keeping the roots shallow.

Ive just looked in my Companion Garden book by good old Bob Flowerdew. He says marigolds help keep whitefly out of greenhouses but won't drive them out if they are already in. It says to plant marigolds 'near' tomatoes. Says the scent hides the smell of the plant. 

Also says there is research that marigolds kill nematodes And that "....exudations may help tomatoes" - no idea what exudations means!! Where's my dictionary.......

 

 

Planting more seeds

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 07:50

I sowed zinnia in a heated prop six weeks ago. Here they are looking a tad leggy but not too bad.

Its hard to put the brakes on with sowing isnt it?! 

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