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Posted: 19/03/2015 at 00:15
Ask at your local garden centre, they usually have cards from people. But this is the time of year when anybody good is booked up. Is there a noticeboard in the supermarket?

If people don't get back to you it usually means they can't do it, but don't like to say so. Ditto people who give sky-high quotes.

Look in the newsagent's, there are usually cards there. Put up your own card, requesting someone.

welsh gardener

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 15:07
Yes, put them somewhere warmer, as Lyn suggests. Perhaps in a propagator if you have one. They must be protected from very low temperatures or they will rot.

There is plenty of time for more seeds. Why not try some small tomatoes, they have good flavour.

welsh gardener

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 13:52
I think most of us have sown tomato seeds. Do you have more information for us?

When exactly did you sow them? Where have you sown them? In what compost? Was the compost too wet, or too dry? Saved seed or bought seed? Temperature? What company's seed? What varieties? Old seed, new seed? Pots or seed trays? Have the seeds rotted?

There are so many variables.

Stealing or foraging?

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 18:46
Jimmy appears to have a pretty cavalier attitude to removing plants from the wild. Shame on him.

Clumps of snowdrops often signify that there was human habitation nearby once-upon-a-time.

Rather than leaving a bouquet of flowers at the site of a road fatality, it would be such a good idea to plant bulbs as a lasting memorial that would come up every year.

That is unless Jimmy is in the area!

Newt in school pond

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 01:00
Maybe it would be better to cover the pond with netting at the end of Summer to keep the leaves out of the water. It is not good to disturb the pond at any time of the year.

The weed is essential to the health of the pond.

Suggest that the pond would make a good topic for research in the classroom. Maybe the teachers would learn something too!

raise bed

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 16:49
Grow early potatoes; they will be out of the ground before the blight comes.

Early Potatoes

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 11:59
Give them time! You can't expect pretty much anything in a week! Keep them cool and light.

Talkback: How deep to sow seeds

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 09:08
In general most seed packets exaggerate the planting depth.

Compost heap question

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 15:53
Or use a terrier.

Just to point out that rats have no bladder control, they pee all the time so Lepto will be through the compost. Make sure you wash your hands if handling compost, but sunlight will kill the bacteria once it is spread.


Posted: 13/03/2015 at 15:47
Oh dear, you should have put them in the light some time ago. I'm sure someone will be along soon to tell you what to do next, apart from putting them in a cool, light place. The ones with small shoots will recover, not sure about the long ones.

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