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Odd Black insect

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 21:33

Devils coach horse?


Poorly Hellebores?

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 21:29

Wonder why you were told to use such big pots?  I usually put plug plants into a 9cm pot to grow on. That gives you just enough compost in the bottom for roots to grow and a little room round the sides. Little chance of overwatering then.

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 21:21

Oh and making your own seaweed feed is a bit of a chore as it involves a lot of washing to get rid of the salt...thats all I know about it sorry 

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 21:18


CluelessGardener wrote (see)

Like gardenjeannie I would like to know more about nettle and comfrey 

can you mix the two and how long can you keep it. also seaweed how do you make this stuff 

seaweed is £10.00 for 500ml but the next time I go to the coast I would like to pick some free seaweed and make the tea so come on how do you make this mix


Me too James

I just chuck what I can in a bucket while working and dilute it to use it. Don,t have any kind of measurements for anything and kind of guess to dilute it. I also add the dreaded couch grass and horsetail...know they are good but don't know why!

No guessing when it comes to knowing its ready. It smells horrendous.

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 20:59

SwiissSue check out MMs posts. They are all nonsense. He is not a problem for me anymore. Don't you just love the ignore button 

Diddy stop changing your avatar! I just get used to one and then its all different again lol 

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 18:08
Diddydoit4u wrote (see)

so do you pick up your customers and take them around your and offer them a cup of tea or two then ask them to go and pee on your compost heap,i think it could be a bit messy for the women.

DIDDY!!!! In their compost heaps not mine lol

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 18:05

You can't. Your soil type is your soil type. All you can do is make it more plant friendly.Horse manure would do that because it is full of nutrients and by making the soil more able to take up water...I imagine its very dry and full of roots....This is what plants need to start the nutrient exchange off....won't go into that now....Basically when the ground is not extremely dry or extremely wet more plants can get what they need out of the soil to grow.

They are the same as us. They need air, water and food but not too much or too little of any of them.

seed share

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 17:51

Yes that should be Coys not Coty! Been a long day  

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 17:46
Diddydoit4u wrote (see)

I just cannot imagine you standing there with bottle in hand asking customers,can you fill this please.

Pmsl!!!! As if....I just point out that if they are in the garden and feel the need could they pls do it in the compost cos their plants will like it. Most are quite happy to oblige

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 17:43
Diddydoit4u wrote (see)

Can i also clarify that i want to know which is best poo! or mizuna for instance?

Neither is better and both are good. Green manures tend to be used on vege gardens because you are....arghhh can't think of the word....intensely!   farming the same piece of ground and expecting a lot from it in one season.Most green manures are good nitrogen fixers which your veges need. They are also active unlike manure. They grow unlike manure, attracting insects to your crop. They cover bare ground until you are ready to plant. Act as a weed suppressant. But you couldn't really use them in your herbacious border...would look a little odd and some are not very attractive.

Manure is good for everywhere but can be too strong for your little seedlings growing in your vege patch. Thats why most people apply Autumn/Winter time so it can breakdown a bit before you start planting. There are also health concerns connected with using fresh manure around veges. You are, afterall, applying the waste products of animals and there is no guarantee that there are no worms or bacteria in it that could infect you!

 When used around perennials and shrubs you should always apply so manure  is not touching the stems leaving a little clear circle round the plants. 

Is that as clear as mud or poo Diddy lol 

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