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Talkback: How to pot on sweet peas

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 17:57

I'm the same Caroline. Mine are doing well, but is it too early to pot up for outside?

Stealing or foraging?

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 17:53

Does anyone know what the official line is on when foraging becomes risk of stealing? For example, picking blackberries in a field; is that foraging? Digging up snowdrops in the wild; is that stealing? Taking cuttings from wild plants; foraging? Picking a daffodil in the wild; stealing? 

Obviously if the landowner is known then one would just ask before doing any of the above, but what about when you are walking in the countryside / wilderness? 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 20:22

I sat in a conference hall with no windows and air conditioning on so it was colder than a freezer...... all day. Humphhhh. 

Cheap plants at Aldi!

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 20:16

My dad bought me a Victoria plum tree and a Stella cherry for £3.99 each. Look really healthy. Chuffed.

Ammi majus

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 20:14

If you need quick and reliable germination method I'd recommend a heated propagator. I bought a windowledge one for £30 and it's like magic! Germination in two days!  Probs too early unless you have somewhere warm and light to grow them on. i love it! It's like I've discovered a super power!


Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 11:34

Hang on...just to make it abundantly clear, I am not suggesting that any one individual is upset.  

I made a suggestion in an effort to put a halt to the more patronising and upsetting comments on this subject, which has been done to death.  Perhaps unintentional, but the tone is aggressive by some, and that is upsetting to some (!!)




Hello Everyone

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 07:35

Hi Tracey - welcome to the site. I'm pro Nigel too. He's a super star!

Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 07:33

Can't we agree to stick this subject in with politics and religion? All it serves to do is upset people on both sides. 

Ammi majus

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 08:00

Hi Betony

im growing it for cutting for the first time this year.  I haven't heard of wilting problems with it. Perhaps get it into water quickly once cut, cut the stem on the diagonal and remove any lower leaves. Maybe keep the stems shorter.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 18:51

Thanks Mel and Verd. 

I managed to stay out until 2ish but then lost the feeling in my fingers so admitted defeat and returned indoors. 

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