Tootles


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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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Beetroot

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 12:13

Hi, having learnt my lesson with being too early on the seed front, please can anyone advise if it is too early to plant these beetroot seedlings in my outside raised bed? If it is too early, shall I leave them in the seed tray or pot them on individually? Thanks ever so much!

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Seed germination - any hope for ones sown too early?

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:40

Noted Artjak, with thanks. I'll try a bit of lionel rich-tea then 

 

Seed germination - any hope for ones sown too early?

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:09

Thanks Lyn, Artjak. I saw a heated propagator today for £30: I might just get one now. Gutted about my seeds though. I might just have a go at singing to them tomorrow; give em one last day to make an appearance!!

Seed germination - any hope for ones sown too early?

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:26

Hi folks, in your experience, is there any point in hanging on to trays full of seeds that I planted about 8 weeks ago with no sign of germination? They are in an unheated greenhouse.  I was a bit too keen and think I planted too early. Is it wishful thinking to assume they will just sprout when they are ready? What happens to them when they don't sprout? Do seeds sort of die??  I did tomatoes, chillies, cosmos, dahlias and sweet peas.  Not a cheap mistake!!  That'll teach me!

 

Potatoe Shoots Up or Down

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 15:08

On the subject of spuds, should main crop go in the ground yet or is it still a bit early? Thanks!

Simple question alert!

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 21:38

There are spriglets coming out of the ground around the tall canes already and I only planted it last week! I went out to cut the canes back earlier but couldn't bring myself to do it!!  

Discussions started by Tootles

Aerating the lawn - fab old tool...

But how far do I need to stick it in (oooh matron!)... 
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Last Post: 29/09/2014 at 18:02

Potato berry???

Never seen this before... 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 22:48

When and which plants in pots to but in the greenhouse over winter...

Which ones need protecting? 
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Last Post: 23/09/2014 at 09:54

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 11:31

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 09:09

Random question but why....

Oh why oh why.... 
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Last Post: 18/09/2014 at 14:03

Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

So much help! 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 13:55

Fab Gardening Programme

Little discovery 
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Last Post: 02/09/2014 at 22:29

The day ahead.

Can't wait for home time! 
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Last Post: 27/08/2014 at 20:48

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Quick, autumn is a-coming! 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 22:04

Passion flower

Do I need to prune it? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 19:07

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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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 10:15

Well I'll be pickled!

Quick, buy shares in Vinegar! 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 07:03

Yum yum

Cucumber pie, sandwich, cake, lasagne anyone?!?! 
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