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Poorly Hellebores?

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 08:32

It is chicky. I only pot on when plants are well and truly established in pots and then just up enough to give then a little more growing space.

 The problem is the compost. Multi purpose is just too water retentive and most people overwater. In the ground water disperses a rule, always an exception like clay tho....There are stones and other bits of debris in the ground too which help with drainage. Multi purpose actually isn't in my opinion. Far better to use John Innes which has soil in it and doesn't act like a sponge!

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 23:37

No I don't think you can. The only thing than can happen is the soil gets a little too acidic from the manure especially for brassicas. Then you just add lime or add mushroom compost which is more alkaline rather than manure where you intend to grow them..  

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 23:06

Like the crown Diddy.

I know no more than you about MM. Just that he posted a very strange pic on a thread Verdun had posted on. Then the comment on here and I thought who is this whacko so checked his profile for his posts. Now I am ignoring him.

GJ I use as many as I can get my hands on. Impoverished soil gets stuff chucked on it all the time but once the soil is nice and workable I cut down a bit and maybe mulch once a year. I do work mainly on beds and borders though. Vege plots are a whole different ball game and do require a lot more tlc. 

seed share

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 22:51
Coys wrote (see)
And I'm male,well i was last time i looked .

Sorry Coys I seem to get that wrong all the time lol

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 22:20

 well I knew it had lots of potassium and nitrogen in it and then little bits of a lot of other things...just needed to refresh my memory 

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 22:05

LOL you could but then you couldn't use the wee 

Coffee has all sorts in it but best added to compost heap not used round plants. 60kgs of coffee grounds contains 1,068 g of nitrogen, 84 g of phosphorous, 2,250 g of potassium, 246 g of calcium, 78 g of magnesium, 90 g of sulfur, 2.04 g of boron, 1.08 g of copper, 9.0 g of iron, 1.80 g of Manganese, 0.004 g of Molybdenum, and 4.20 g of Zinc. There you go  Obviously all that was from memory 

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.

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