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Pot Bound

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 20:37

I would have thought if your soil is acid enough then just teese the roots loose and plant on,make sure the root ball is handled very carefully as the roots are massed and tender also the rhody has no big root feeder and is a shallow rooter so gently does it and make sure the level of planting is not deeper than it was in the pot, a good soak ( in the shade ) before planting  and a good organic rich loose soil to start it off,Spring is best for planting but not esensual . Good luck

soil sieves

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 20:15

I had one in Wales on the allotment which when we took  it was a field before, So  raised beds, one of those big bread delivery trays sat on 4 wooden legs,  hard work but the result was very good. you only need to do it once then a no dig rageam was easy, hope yours is easier Alan good luck matey 

House Plants

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 15:27

Forgot about that Soulboy,its in the top 4 air cleaners Iv read,nice one,

House Plants

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 17:24

Hi Marcos,Just as Dove says ,also recommended is position about 6 to 8 feet (old money) from the window and they will thrive,also as said no spoiling with too much food,often if overfed they go a darker green and not so many flowers, rain water only is a good idea and if you do overfeed just stop  till they come back ,there tougher than they look, O and they love bathrooms if its got a window.  been dull and wet erein Muns N.Norfolk

water butt tap not working

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 15:49

Naki,if you remove the tap make sure you get the retaining plastic collar nut from inside the but ,you need this to tighten the tap again when putting it back, also you may need 2 people to do this as the buts are usually to deep for one person to hold the tap outside the but and tighten the collar on the inside unless of course your 7 feet tall, also move the rain pipie from the but and tie a stocking round the end  to collect the pine needles, suspenders not needed,  good luck. snowing erein Norfolk

Moving Bamboo

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 13:35

many thanks for that folks 

Moving Bamboo

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 13:04

Morning folks ,iv put some more pics here ,perhaps you can confirm what it is ,the reason i said bamboo is the canes it grows ,they are a bit thin but up to 6 feet long quite handy but not keen on it spreading ,is Miscanthus one to worry about do you think,  Sunny erein Muns N Norfolk but really cold

 last one is the flower i think theres about 10 of them

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 12:39

The Dairy farmers need help, how simple can it, be find out what they need to work properly and put that on the milk and find very very heavily  any supermarkets that try to take ANY part of it. So Easy. I watched the program about supermarkets charging there suppliers  what an eye opener that was. 

Squirrel proof magnolia?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 12:29

In reality Diana7 you cant protect trees from squirrels,we inherited 7 magnolias some time ago, I understand your problem but as you  said youv drawn the line, someone to catch and move them a LONG way away is not too difficult , the other way is someone who knows how to use an air gun safely and legally, I would try the first one  first .

What would you do with this huge garden?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 12:24

OB your gonna need a bigger table

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