Tootles


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Forcing rhubarb

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 19:49

Thanks Dove. I hope so. Got a real taste for rhubarb and ginger anything!!

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 18:17

Spent the day on trains, in meetings and on my computer....whilst dreaming about gardening!  Early finish and just got in so time for a recky of the greenhouse. 

Forcing rhubarb

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 18:09

Thanks for the replies. It's temp early. It's only been in a couple of years and my first time of forcing. Could that be the problem do you think?

How to save and move old fruit bushes

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 06:58

Give it a go LG. can't do any harm to try. I'd dig up with as much root as possible, put the root ball in a plastic bag tied around the neck of the plant, and move as quickly as possible to its new home. Some light feed and water in well. I'm very sentimental and would definatley try this.

It you are moving for none sentimental reasons and you want them for the fruit, then I'd go with new ones. 

Forcing rhubarb

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 06:36

hi

just had a peak in my rhubarb forcer and not much growing. Am I meant to take the lid off so it grows towards the light?

thanks

Finally got the green house cleaned out

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 20:40

What a cool space. Love the staging.

Help! Are Briza grass seeds meant to look like this?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 19:30

Thanks.  Sowed a good few. Fingers crossed that they come up. 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 19:27

Been in the greenhouse all day sowing seeds and potting on. Did a bit of thinning out of turnips (I dont like that job - always feel like I'm wasting potential plants)!

Really happy with how everything is looking. Put some larger plants in the cold frames outside the greenhouse. Not brave enough to plant anything out yet though. Will probably be May before I do that. White over frost first thing. 

Help! Are Briza grass seeds meant to look like this?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 15:25

hello

just sowing in the greenhouse and opened this packet of Briza grass seeds. Are they meant to look like empty husks or should they have the spiky but in them (only one has)? They are like paper! Eeeek, how do a show these? Do they need covering or just putting in the surface of some damp compost? 

Thanks for any help!


Below photo sh just the one seed with what looks like a normal grass seed.

 


 

 

Your recent gardening buys.

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 09:32

Yes Fairygirl! I thought they were pulling my leg. I asked for 2m but got 2.4m! Not really sure I understand that bit but didn't want to look like a plonker so just agreed!!

Discussions started by Tootles

Just in case anyone from the BBC reads...

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would love to hear your views 
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