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Posted: 20/04/2012 at 18:47

Thanks guys for all your advice, Figrat I think I will do what you have suggested, good idaer. thankyou all agian

How cold is too cold for seedlings?

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 13:22

I would check when the last day of frost is in london and put them out after that, it would be such a shame to lose them to the cold when you have wroked so hard to keep them growing or if you have a cold fram that would help you

Problem with Butternut squash leaves

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 13:13

also, the seedling leave will die off this is normal. the true leaves will be the next set of leaves has this got the spots on it? don't overwater


Posted: 19/04/2012 at 13:04

I know that the buds start to form from August onward for the flowering in spring. From Aug on you must water for good bud development 

Problem with Butternut squash leaves

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 12:54

I grew the Hunter variety last year and had some mildew probles but still fruited. I can't rember if the seed packet said mildew tolerent! I do think it too early to be feeding, I peronaly would feed them when they are quit big (not seedling size) or before fruiting starts. there are varietys withch are more tolerent to mildew but unforchantly wet weather promots the mildew

spirea bridal wreath

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 12:42

Softwood cuttings should be taken from this years new growth and hardwood cuttings is the woodey part of the plant. they are both good ways of propergation but will be at different times of the yaer. I would look up the plant and see when the best time is to take the cuttings and give it a go. I did softwood cuttings last yaer of forsithia and all 19 plants grew. good luck

Sick Yucca

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 12:30

If it's kept indoors make sure it next to a window out of direct sun light. you will find most plants kept in the house over winter start to look a little rough after winter. lake of light is a huge problem for plants and i would suggest that the plant goes out side when temps are over 15*c as you don't want the plant going from house warm to cold out side. it should look better in the next month also make sure it's not under watered or over watered, i find this can be a hard balace. mine has slightly brown leaves too but i'm not woried unless it gets realy bad and it might need to have a good feed to get the green back in the leaves

Border plant

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 12:15

beach is a lovley hedge, as derke said red robin is butifull now with firey new shoots. Forsithia is a good one but can't be cut back too hard or you will lose the lovley yellow flowers in spring. just a small tip connifers will take any mosture from the soil and it can turn the soil acidic! native hegrows are great for wilflife and has berries for coulur, howthorn or acer Campester (feild Maple)

problem solving

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 12:02

I would like some advice on storing Narcissus bulbs. A customer of mine fills her tubs with daffodils, when they have finished flowering and died back I dig up and store them in her shed for the following Autumn. I shake of the soil and put them in plastic tray s with holes in for aeration. A Lot of them seem to root or do not perform as well the next year and I do feel them during and after flowering. Would it be an idea to store them like dahlia tubers in dry compost? any help would be much appreciated 

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