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strawberries

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 21:00

, I'd second both the above, good advise.

Sweet Peas

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 20:51

Not the Paul Young!

I''ve a friend called Jennifer Jones.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 20:29

Thanks, Bunnysgarden. I usually come on line at about this time most evenings so will check the weather thread tomorrow.  Feel I'm in safe hands with yourself and Frank on the case 

I'm travelling Wednesday.

Root trainers

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 20:24

I use loo rolls for deep rooting plants, not ideal, but if you pack them together tightly in a small tray they are less likely to disintegrate.  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 20:15

Cold here, snow overnight but it only settled on the cars.

Frank.Thanks for the update, I'm thinking of not making the trip by car if the A66 is partially closed. The drive over Shap can be perilous too and it's forecast fog which is not nice to drive in on the motorway especially when it's dark. An alternative would be the train but that seems to take forever with a 45 min wait at Carlisle. The trips arranged for Wednesday.

What is this please

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 23:08

B.L.Must say I found it nice to see a plant I knew

Pash2. An umberella plant does need regular watering during the summer, but now, it's sufficient just to keep the compost damp, it's unlikely to dry out as the plant will be dormant so won't need watering again until the Spring.

 

What is this please

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 23:00

Busy-Lizzie. I know it isn't a cactus but two Q's were asked. Pash2 also asked...

How often do i water cactus plants?

Pash2 could have cactus as well as the umbrella plant...  

What is this please

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 22:43

You could give it some support by way of a cane and it looks like it may fare better in the next size up pot although now isn't the best time to re-pot, wait till spring. I'd also advise moving it away from the radiator into an area of the room which gets more direct light, so long as it isn't in a draft ie by the door it should be fine. 

I had one which grew to about 6ft, shame you've lost the bottom leaves but an added bonus...your plant has started to produce side shoots.

It's difficult to say how often to water cactus plants, another poster may give more helpful advise...mine get a water 2 or 3 times a year but it's a good soak and they are stood in water for the day. It's usually when I can remember, they get a good feed at the same time. 

advice regarding strawberries for newbie

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 22:08

Don't give up, if this batch fail try again but wait till we get the warmer weather, unless you home is at a constant warm temprature any large drop in temp may also affect them. I had a similar problem last year, my heating only comes on when I'm in the house, so for most of the day it's fairly cold.

Vermiculite on the surface of your seed compost also helps, it prevents damping off.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 21:52

How are everyone's sweet peas faring in this current cold spell. I'm only getting out to check mine at weekends but they look to be doing remarkably well, better than last year, some of the new growth/stems are beginning to thicken up. 

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Slug solution....

I found a slow worm on the plot today. 
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Every so pleased...first plants will go in at the weekend...

After much hard work and several weekends later...it's suprising what you can do in a few hours...  
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A differnt Q about Lily Beetle...

Want to use the spent compost from lilies grown in pots elsewhere... 
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What do rabbits not eat...

There's an area at the bottom of the plot which will not be enclosed...  
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Clearing brambles...

There were brambles down one side of the allotment... 
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Rabbit's on the allotment and other Q's...

Firstly, advise needed to build a rabbit proof fence. 
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First day on the allotment...

The first day was stopped at half time due to rain...  
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Last Post: 04/02/2014 at 21:15

Strawberry sticks

Has anyone grown these... 
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New allotment OMG...

I've just signed up for an allotment... 
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Spud fairs...

It's that time of year again when thoughts turn to which spuds to grow... 
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Christmas trees...

Who will be buying a real tree this year... 
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Last Post: 29/11/2013 at 16:18

GH tom bed...

The soil/compost was changed this year...  
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Wild life...

Has anyone been watching Autumnwatch...  
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Saving bean seeds...

This was a new venture last year... 
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Self seeding foxglove...

I was a tab bit slow in collecting seeds from foxglove...  
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Last Post: 07/10/2013 at 23:12
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