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Latest posts by Tootles

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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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!

Discussions started by Tootles

Do you know if rootstock can be purchased?

Garden centres or just online? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 21:47

Aye up - the other half wants a go!

Apple crumble in a few years? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 12:54

Soggy Discentra

Root purchased from wilko's 
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Last Post: 07/04/2014 at 20:15

Beetroot

Is it too early to put these babies outside? 
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Last Post: 07/04/2014 at 13:26

Seed germination - any hope for ones sown too early?

Regretting being too keen! 
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Last Post: 07/04/2014 at 20:28

Simple question alert!

Raspberry canes? 
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Last Post: 14/04/2014 at 12:24

Gardener come.....

......hard working....... 
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Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 12:56

Clematis

Has anyone ordered from clematis man website before? 
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Last Post: 02/02/2014 at 15:30

I'm not Paxman but I've got a few questions pretty please...

Some random ones that I'd love to get advice on.. 
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Last Post: 04/10/2013 at 13:02

Humphhhh - Sunday night blues for working gardeners.

Roll on Friday! 
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Last Post: 05/08/2013 at 08:59

Poppy Fields

Beautiful - are they for a purpose or just because they are lovely... 
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Last Post: 08/01/2014 at 17:29

Basic question alert - green beans!

What do I do with the tips. 
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Last Post: 10/06/2013 at 18:34

Pesky mushrooms...

...good in a spag bol... but what about with my strawberries?  
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Last Post: 30/05/2013 at 23:21

Kohl rabi

Is it best to grow it outside or in the greenhouse? 
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Last Post: 26/05/2013 at 19:05

The price of compost

Just wondered how much to pay? 
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Last Post: 23/04/2013 at 17:40
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