Latest posts by Verdun

Dampening off disease

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 20:04

Jinxy, they wont rot.  And I repot several times and plant deeper each time with a corresponding pinching out. Deny any buds or flowers too.  Try it for large, bushy sturdy long flowering plants 

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 19:49

Steve, can you give us all the "correct" opposed to "incorrect" facts?    Clearly you know it all......or do you actually know as much as the rest of us?  Viz., nothing! 

What ever side is supported it cannot be denied that the issue is worrying for many of us.   


Small Dreams Big Spaces

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 18:46

Well said Snow 

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 17:48

Garden 5.  Thanks for the info. 

For me it was a great series and Danny an excellent tv gardener.  Hope we see more of him.  Hands on type and did well 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 17:45

SolentWind, yes they look fine.  Two things....pot up asap into 9cm pots and water well.  Keep indoors.  Then cut off all flowers....they simply sap energy.  Keep removing buds until you have nice bushy plants.

re your perennial plugs......don't be tempted to let them flower either.  Jusf pot up and repot several times so you have large plants for autumn planting ...

by the way, which perennials are you interested in?

Seaweed ...

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 17:39

Its ok, they are similarly tolerant .  These are the bigger versions of the carneas that.'s all 

Seaweed ...

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 16:58

Carnea types are lime tolerant.  These flower over winter into spring.  There are others too.

those that actually flower in summer need acid soil Jinxy 

Seaweed ...

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 16:28

No Jinxy........the summer ones hate lime. When you say "spring" you mean those that are flowering now??  

Dampening off disease

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 16:26

Nanniemo, they are good 

they will grow fast now.....I turn every day or two to keep them upright.  When the next pair of leaves form pop them into individual 9 cm pots (preferably) or spaced further apart in trays.....6 to half tray or 12 to full size tray 

How can I fix my patch lawn?

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 16:21

Ryan, yes.  Its how I do it.

the polythene bag method is messy.  However it does work.  I found seed germinated in a matter of days but Im not sure it established any better than seed sown insitu.  Grass should germinate in 10 to 14 days now.  

You can cover with polythene or fleece where you have sown seed.  Pin down.   I reckon it germinates in about a week.  protected from birds and pests too Ryan 

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