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seed share

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 16:57

Nut I think I got seeds from you...polemonium, salvia etc? Thankyou 

seed share

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 16:55

You need to decide for her Diddy. She is new to all this and doesn't know what will grow well which is why she gave description of garden.

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Posted: 12/09/2013 at 16:32
Coys wrote (see)

Hi all i'm new to the site and living in Ireland,would anyone have any seeds for my border to get me started and easy to grow and look after. This is my first attempt i got fresh topsoil in for it but haven't done a ph test on it yet. The Garden is south-east facing.



Hi coty. Just want to bump you up again. I will have a look at mine later and send you anything that I think will grow and easily for you

Can anyone start coty off with some seeds pls 

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Posted: 12/09/2013 at 16:28

Scots pine from me Diddy. You were going to have a go at Bonsai I believe.

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 16:17

Sure is Charlie  I always ask the man of the house whereever I work to do the honours. Mens is better than ladies!

New house, new garden, beginner gardener, help needed

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 22:22

The honeysuckle is a shrub Jesse so no chance of that  Will add some more later but I need a shower now been a long day lol 

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 22:19

You missed it too Paula  Good day today wasn't it? Well it was here you are miles away lol.

Diddy....toothpaste lol. Miracle grow...nasty horrid stuff totally unnatural that literally makes bedding flower itself to death! 

Use epsom salts to green up yellowed foliage especially on raspberries. We have a lot of chalk around this area which can cause an imbalance of nutrients such as Magnesium. Never used on toms Paula didn't know that.

New house, new garden, beginner gardener, help needed

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 22:04

Ooooh so many things you could replace the outer fence with. Try things like winter flowering honeysuckle shrub. for really early flowers for emerging bees.

 Osmanthus Delavayi. Evergreen, early, tough as old boots

 Both of them have wonderful scent too.

If you can find one and are willing to spend a bit of money and wait a few years then Cornus mas veriegata. It flowers early then foliage is lovely crisp white and green then red cherry like berries that the birds love.



Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 21:44

Hi Diddy. I'm good but shattered as usual. 7 hours today finished just as the rain started so good timing 

So what I use and why...Horse manure if soil soggy. Cow if dry. Manure beefs soil up. Opens it up if wet and sticky adds weight if dry, stony, chalky. Also good weed suppressant.

Chicken pellets Spring if I think garden needs a good boost, if not BFB. Green manure great for vege plots where you clear the ground and need to boost nutrients. Bonemeal in planting holes for shrubs, perennials...root development. Various different things like seaweed, epsom salts, potash for particular nutrients that might be lacking and miracle grow for bedding and hanging baskets....makes them flower themselves to death! Think thats everything  

New house, new garden, beginner gardener, help needed

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 21:12

LOL its looking for a Rhode that confused me  I think its a Choisya. If you crush and sniff smells of oranges. If it is thats the one I suggested you cut hard back next year. Would be happy half the size it is and the bees love the flowers so good for them.

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