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Soggy Discentra

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 20:15

That is one keen eye you have there Hostafan1!  They are felcos - but I have no idea what number! 

What Would You Do Next?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 17:17

Looks full up enough to me. A wee bit below the top is good as helps with a bit if protection from any wind and also watering - if it's too full it'll slop all over the top. If you do decide to do carrots I'd suggest garlic or onions as a great accompaniment as the smell confuses the naughty carrot fly. A few radishes and quick and v east too. Good luck! Post us some more pictures when its up n running!

What Would You Do Next?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 15:54

What about some beetroot? Really easy (even I have managed to get some seeds to germinate!) and maybe some carrots - yummy! You'll be in competition with your gd in no time!

Seed germination - any hope for ones sown too early?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 15:52

Thanks MH. Shall do. I emptied one of the trays of sweet peas and there wasn't a sign of any seeds at all.  I'm guilty of over watering too.  good luck with yours. Trial and error (a lot of error on my part) is all part of the learning curve I guess. 

What Would You Do Next?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 15:34

What will you be planting in it ngcards? I filled mine up and then planted potatoes....meaning I ended up taking a good layer off in order to get the troughs right!  Looks great. 

Soggy Discentra

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 15:30

I'm very guilty of this. Just come in from the greenhouse and I'm vowing not to water until pots are dry. So many feel damp and have that green mould on the top. I've scrapped most of this off and hope it all drys out. Definitely a lesson for me!

next season

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 15:25

Good on you flowering rose. It's great to get a bargain. Pays to be canny!

Soggy Discentra

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 13:50

Lovely jubbliee - thanks Bob.

Beetroot

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 13:49

Grown in a greenhouse Mark, unheated.....

Soggy Discentra

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 12:22

Hi, i purchased a bare root discentra (sorry if spelt incorrectly) from Wilko's earlier this year. It was going great guns but started to look a bit floppy a couple of weeks ago. This morning a lot of the new leaf growth had gone brown and dry. I've snipped this off and decided to see what the roots are up to.  They look a bit brown, and muggy.  Probably too much watering on my part. Is it worth leaving the root out of a pot for a bit to let it dry out or should I plant it back up ASAP and hope for the best? Thanks muchly!

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Discussions started by Tootles

What a lovely smell!

Sweet scent of stocks. 
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Last Post: 10/08/2014 at 16:11

A few random questions...

Getting the basics right (or at least learning to!) 
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Well I'll be pickled!

Quick, buy shares in Vinegar! 
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Yum yum

Cucumber pie, sandwich, cake, lasagne anyone?!?! 
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What do you do with baby foxgloves and lupins?

I always get stuck at this point! 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 06:41

Courgette questions!

Sorry about the Benny hill style photo.... 
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Last Post: 01/07/2014 at 16:31

What do you do with garlic?

Do you dry it out? 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 20:42

Baby pigeon

Did I do the right thing? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 15:21

I want to gag!!

How do I get it off my hands...? 
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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 06:16

Bbc Gardeners World Live at the NEC - humph!

Hidden extras.... 
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Last Post: 11/06/2014 at 13:52

Is this Elderflower?

And is anyone an Elderflower guru? 
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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 19:54

Sunflowers

Will they grow in pots? 
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Last Post: 25/05/2014 at 15:13

Naughty Frost!

Tatie tips look tinged.... 
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Last Post: 08/05/2014 at 20:06

Hurry up Friday!

I'm missing you! 
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Last Post: 02/05/2014 at 20:56

Geum?

Or have I planted weeds?! 
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Last Post: 28/04/2014 at 13:24
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