young codger


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Using mirrors to to direct the sunlight

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 14:29

I`m happy doing things this way. We are talking about ONE plant,


and by next week it will have caught up to the other 6.

Last edited: 05 June 2016 14:31:29

Using mirrors to to direct the sunlight

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 14:26

More natural? I don`t leave the mirror out LOL, It` only for a few hours on the occasional day but it does seem to have made a difference to the growth. (The other 6 Rudbecks are in good sun light). It is just a bit of top up sun for the one in the area near the wall.

Last edited: 05 June 2016 14:27:39

Using mirrors to to direct the sunlight

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 14:16

I have this area of the garden that is in the shade after a certain time of the day. Primarily this is due to a wall. The area gets sunlight up to about 1300hrs. I’m been using a mirror for one particular Rudbeckia plant that was struggling a little due to being the one plant that was in the shaded area more than the others. Of course I have to keep nipping out to move the mirror slightly as the sun moves, but it’s ok-I don’t stay home to do it.

The photo shows the plant I refer to, and the reflection of the mirror on the wall. Does anyone else use mirrors around the garden for the shaded areas?

Purple sweet potatoes-anyone growing them?

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 19:07

Yes, certainly the specific ones I mentioned need the sun, and they need to be in & out within about 4 months, so that is about May to August.

Purple sweet potatoes-anyone growing them?

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 18:21

I`m thinking of growing some Stokes purple sweet potatoes this year. They are full of antioxidants, especially   anthocyanin. They are grown from “slips”. I have bought a kilo of them to try, (and eaten a 3rd of them)   and will probably start the slip production  process soon, but will no doubt use large tubs when I plant the slips, as opposed to putting them in the garden.

Rotherham area-have you any 4LT pots to swap me?

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 16:19

It could have been that the growing medium in your pots was not porous enough.

Rotherham area-have you any 4LT pots to swap me?

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 14:21

I could use some 4LT size plastic plant pots. If there are any local members that would be interested in swapping for other sizes, ie four of my 1LT pots for each of your 4 LT pots? I also have quite a few 2LT size pots.

Hoping…  

Half price seeds at Wilkos

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 13:02

I’d say Kitty2 is spot on with the "timings" of stock change. I think I will enroll her as my virtual bargain locator. ( I’m currently trying to source some more walling stone in the S,Yorks area, but not willing to pay the silly money being asked) £30-to £50 per sq meter. HOW MUCH!!

Inconsistency with Nasturtium seed germination.

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 12:42

Weed free for two weeks B3

Inconsistency with Nasturtium seed germination.

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 13:31

Thanks for the advice, which seems to be consistent. You have me wondering now if the Nasturtiums have a preference for a cooler temp in respect of germination.

In one respect it would be easier to just sow the (quite large) seeds straight in to the garden. I often try to get ahead, and I like the idea of sowing individual seeds in to them small sized biodegradable pots. Once they are “on their way” I just get the trowel out and put the complete pot in to the border. I like the border to be impeccably weed free when I’m planting stuff out.

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Using mirrors to to direct the sunlight

 
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CORRECT name for this weed killer please?

May have been given incorrect spelling 
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