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peas

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 09:41
Hi all again ,right i read on one question that Zoomer44 talking about where everyone got their seeds said she does her own ,now does this mean that we can save some of the best peas we grow to use the next year, i did this with 3 red spuds i bought for jacket but forgot they were there ,they were really big croppers and tasted great ,now i know you cant do this normally and was only a one off, but iv had some fantastic peas this year and wondered if i can save some each year as i grow LOTS we love em, can i Yae or Nae just stopped raining and its looking good Be lucky Alan

-figs-on-young-plant

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 19:17
right o Welshonion and many thanks everone

mulching-machine

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 19:15
many thanks Bob, Alan

fruiting-period-for-goji-berries

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 17:12
Should fruit second year on ,seed Jan to March harvest July to Oct and can be very invasive.Alan

mulching-machine

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 17:07
Hi Mrweeds im also looking for help with a shredder and don't seem to find anyone whose actually happy with any of them,they seem to clog up with green or wet stuff ,im looking for one that will take green stuff and Hydrangea type clippings so i can mulch, even the BnQ chap couldn't give me any good guidance on it except don't buy a Bosch they get returned more than others it seems,so im still looking so ill keep my eye on this question good luck Mrweeds Alan4711

-figs-on-young-plant

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 16:55
Hi Welshonion,no the help you me gave was for side shoots growing just like they do on tomatoes and pinching out or not , these are proper figs growing ,but i was wondering if the young plant might do better if i pinch them off to help the plant in its first year get stronger, then allow normal growth next year, the figs are about the size of a golf ball, so it seems best come off then. many thanks Alan

-figs-on-young-plant

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 13:45
Hi all, i have a new 2.5 feet tall fig tree in a big pot,and it has figs starting to grow on it ,Now should i take them off for this first year to help the plant grow stronger or leave them.

moving-house-and-taking-the-garden-too

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 13:36
might b a car booter yet then Green bean

Hydrangeas

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 12:42
hi debs again hows this RHS Flower colour Back to top
One of the most interesting quirks of some hydrangeas is the ability of the flowers to change colour. This is not true of all hydrangeas, only the mophead and lacecap cultivars of Hydrangea macrophylla.

This colour change is due to the soil pH which affects aluminium availability. Those with blue or pink flowers tend to be blue in acid soil conditions (high available aluminium levels), mauve in acid to neutral soil conditions, and pink in alkaline conditions. To get the best flower colour, choose cultivars that give the best colours for the pH in question.

White flowers, and also green-flowered cultivars, remain white or green regardless of soil pH.

Try to use rainwater to water hydrangeas, since mains hard water can affect the flower colour, turning blue flowers mauve or pink.

hydrangea

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 12:31
Hi Julie this might help NPK N= Nitrogen Leaf and Stem Growth
P= Phosphorous Roots and Buds
K= Potassium or Potash Fruit and Flowers , so i would feed with Comfrey as it has lots of Potassium and you can make it easy and its free, or something like it
works for me
Alan

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