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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. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 21:44

Very cold all day but no snow.

Frank.I'm due to travel up to Stockton mid week, how deep is the snow, don't relish the thought of driving and from the forecast this evening it sounds like you'll have snow most of the week .

worm compost

Posted: 19/01/2013 at 22:54

I read it as those worm moulds you get in your lawn and was wondering how big is the lawn to produce enough to even consider adding it to compost 

Raised herb bed

Posted: 19/01/2013 at 22:23

It's good idea to consider whether you are growing herbs just as companion plants, for cooking or both. There are some perennial herbs which grow well here in the UK,  some herbs can be planted in flower beds and most people wouldn't know they were herbs, and there are others which need to be  sown annually.

I grow basil along side toms as it's supposed to improve the taste and  grow coriander which is allowed to bolt purely because I like the smell when you brush past it but also use it in curries and the seeds store well. Chives are good in lots of dishes and produce nice lilac flowers. 

Bookwormy. It would help to know which herbs you want to grow...which flowers do you want to grow and are you growing veg...

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Little gems...

I've about a dozen Little gem lettuce plants growing in pots.... 
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Last Post: 29/06/2014 at 22:18

Veg seeds to sow now...

Winter veg... 
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Last Post: 28/06/2014 at 22:27

Using mushroom compost...

I've used mushroom compost on one of the beds on the allotment...  
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 21:36

It's a tab bit early to ask but...

Whose growing Christmas spuds... 
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Last Post: 19/06/2014 at 22:49

Sweet corn problems...

Seedlings dying.... 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 21:38

Sowing parsnips....

Is it too late to try again.... 
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Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 08:34

Lidl fruit tree's....

Does anyone know the root stock... 
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Last Post: 01/07/2014 at 22:42

Apples and pears....

Thinking of purchasing a tree or two... 
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Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 19:58

Fruit tree ID...

Can anyone identify this fruit tree... 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 12:26

Buy cheap pay twice...

I knew when I bought it I shouldn't have done.. 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 11:20

What to grow in vacated veg beds....

I've three raised beds.... 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:03

A vote of confidence....

Just thought I'd share this with fellow posters.... 
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Last Post: 20/04/2014 at 19:42

Help...marestail and other nasties...

And I thought brambles and rabbits were going to be the biggest problem... 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 08:30

Slug solution....

I found a slow worm on the plot today. 
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Last Post: 02/04/2014 at 21:38

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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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 09:32
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