London (change)
Today 9°C / 9°C
Tomorrow 11°C / 10°C

Alan4711


Latest posts by Alan4711

Apple Trees

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 10:21

Well Damsel it seems to me youv got lots of common sense and are definitely going the right way,,try to remember the Nettle feed is very high in Potash For instance, flowering or fruiting plants need the right nutrients to help sustain the growth of the bloom or the fruit. They need phosphorus to promote growth of the root and buds, as well as relatively larger volumes of potash to encourage healthy fruit or flower production. If you give flowering or fruiting plants too much nitrogen, the chances are that you’ll just encourage an abundance of leafy growth – and not much more. Not ideal for promoting flower blooms or a heavy fruit yield! . Comfrey is a little more balanced if you can get it,just adding potash to Nettle tea sounds good but the high nitrogen is Still there so doesn't work .a basic 15 to 1 comfry/nettle feed is a good alrounder . leaf mould as others have said takes ages but if you have the leaves and room i would go for it as leaf mould is wonderful stuff and when youv done it yourself the result is a personal triumph it really is. this year we moved house and inherited a full grown NON fruit producing fig tree,we trimmed it fed a comfry 15 to 1 and potash 2 gallon twice a week and figs are already appearing , home made foods are the way,TV,s Beechgrove tested bought food against Comfry comfry won. sorry to go on.bit dull erein Norfolk

Apple Trees

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 15:02

Hi D, if you are lucky enough to have fresh ash ,please be careful the wood was Not treated as this can cause problems ,if it is then a box of Potash/potassium,from the Garden center is ok.  I notice your garden is a large well stocked one,perhaps a good way forward might be thinking of the seasons to come as well as now maybe because of the size of the garden and cost,making your own food would be best,IE: Nettle Tea ,Comfry Tea, is all you would need ,Comfrey tea is all i use as a basic food for all the garden,for fruit trees /bushes i add a little Potash to the feed, At the beginning of Spring a good dose of Fish,Blood an Bone is what almost everybody does.,iv just bought FBB end of season half price for next year,box of potash will last me for ages, any probs let us know ,PS potassium was called potash as the people years ago saved in in pots,wasnt that interesting,good luck 

hormone rooting powder

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 14:26

Iv checked an old one and a different new one ,No best before dates at all, WHY

Lollipop Bay Tree Size

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 15:39

got that cheers Dove ,legs a problem,iv been reading on line , some horror stories,it seems to be very very different for people having the same op,some good some not so ,good, im following all the advice given which is very minimal one sheet of paper 6" x 4" ,on line it seems some people get home or clinic Physio,but  nothing has been mentioned or  offered me ,i do feel just kind of let down ,no reel help in how to do the best exercises or maybe how far to walk or maybe swim, just nothing really, I think if i were an older person i would be really afraid of what to do or not do,it must be horrible for them if there on there own, its sad how a good operation is let down so badly by lack of thought on the release side of hospitals, right thats my moan for the day ,im not going to mention trying to sleep ,thats another story.        and thankyou for asking ,cheers Dove  

Lollipop Bay Tree Size

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 09:24

By the way Dove have you any sizes or prices on the root bags yet,iv got to get some soon,wondered if Reeds were doing a good price for them.

Lollipop Bay Tree Size

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 09:23

Morning all ,when we moved last year we inherited a bay tree 7 foot high  planted literaly against the house wall,imagine, that was the first to go also a 10 foot Magnolia  planted along side thats also gone to our neighbor nice tree now, ,strange things people do ? on the net there is a site giving height and root distances for planting

http://www.subsidencebureau.com/subsidence_trees.htm    

suns up at last ierin Norfolk , avagooden         

Apple Trees

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 11:50

Hi Dordogne,     a good start would be to clear a one meter circle /square around each tree so no weeds or competition for rain ,comes March/April a good dose of Fish,Blood,and Bone,remember Potash is cheap and helps the trees to flower and fruit better,make sure they get good watering in the dry season, then see if they are getting pollinated properly ,if not and as we don't know the name of the trees a small crab apple will do the trick, excellent pollinators our garden center tells us ..good luck with the house and garden,,, exiting times ahead for you 

phoning a 0344. number

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 11:35

while were talking of nuisance calls i get one twice a week saying please listen to this message very carefully it concerns you,scam can we get them stopped i dont know how ,,anyone ever tried ,i,d be very happy to slap this one, it really does P me off

thick sea fog,  Very wet  ,Very cold ,  erein Norfolk

white mouse

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 11:24

Hi Fidgeit   ,It must be quite nice to have the cleaners come in daily and clean up for free,so dont forget the xmas tip.

Disappointed with new shed.. how far to take it.

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 17:23

A customer in such a case has the right to a ( No faith in the supply company to do a proper job) therefore a quote from professional painter to do the job in Situ would be a days wage and cost of materiel , £185  aprox. or maybe a little more,as you will not get a pro to just tosh it in, pro painters are very expensive but you do get a proper job i hope 

Discussions started by Alan4711

Pennesetum I think

Replies: 0    Views: 93
Last Post: 18/11/2014 at 10:11

wot to do now

Replies: 12    Views: 283
Last Post: 18/11/2014 at 09:53

Fuchsias winter to do

Replies: 6    Views: 240
Last Post: 12/11/2014 at 22:08

WOTISIT

Replies: 3    Views: 216
Last Post: 31/10/2014 at 10:28

bubble wrap

Replies: 3    Views: 155
Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 10:36

Fat balls in plastic NO

Replies: 22    Views: 570
Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 18:10

Rose of Sharon,Hypericum androsaemum

Replies: 8    Views: 202
Last Post: 22/10/2014 at 17:14

New Dralek

Replies: 32    Views: 584
Last Post: 23/10/2014 at 13:06

new or old

Replies: 10    Views: 376
Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 15:38

solar or not

Replies: 13    Views: 485
Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 12:59

Her Poor knees

Replies: 19    Views: 602
Last Post: 15/10/2014 at 15:04

Bake off again

Replies: 8    Views: 251
Last Post: 12/10/2014 at 10:04

Christmas stuff in shop

Replies: 113    Views: 9232
Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:39

Calistemon

Replies: 3    Views: 137
Last Post: 06/10/2014 at 12:34

just my luck

Replies: 2    Views: 134
Last Post: 27/09/2014 at 10:03
1 to 15 of 216 threads