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Latest posts by Alan4711

Could I propagate a Rosemary?

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 13:45
Hi Day Daisy,were moving soon so i took 15 cuttings about 4 inches long 3 weeks ago ,stripped them back 1 inch,into a jam jar and water ,now all have lots of 1 inch of roots ready for planting in our new house, just so easy avavgo
Good luck Alan4711

Nettle Juice

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 17:19
Janey 82 hi, go to Allotmentheavenblogspot.co.uk then see guides and stuff, its got nettles and comfrey, if you do the dry one ( the black one) make sure you dilute to a weak tea. or it will burn the plants as the dry way makes a very strong thick feed much stronger than the 2 gallon bucket one,

How to revive an appalling lawn

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 16:45
had the same prob not long ago, i gave it a 25 to 1 mix of Nettle tea and watered it well in, did the trick nice and green, grass loves it, so did the Hydrangea that was cut to ground level after 10 years of neglect,it is now 3 feet high, deep dark green very strong and hopefully ready to flower next year and free.

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 16:30
Hi Dave iv been making the tea the dryer way and don't get the problem with maggots, also the overall smell is not such a problem, and simple to bottle up, also iv downloaded the nutrient strength of comfrey and nettle and they seem to be almost the same ,if anyone can actualy give me the NPK of them iv got N 1.5 P 0.5 K 5.0 rounded off as close as need be,or am i wrong Comfrey.s a bit stronger in the Potash ,id like to know as if im growing fruit next year i dont want to much root food as i do fruit food, not being experienced,any guide with feeding is good
cheers all Alan

Advise for the Nettle/Comfrey users

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 20:07
hi sorry about all the ???? they we not in my original post, also Dandelion which i don't have the N P K for is apparently better than nettles or Comfrey ,worth a try if you have a problem with them, Marg try the dry way of making it not so smelly
Alan

Advise for the Nettle/Comfrey users

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 14:03
Hi all im only putting this on as it might help to understand how it works it helped me,its of the net www.RuralMuse.co.uk Nutrients breakdown for plant food/teas N.P.K = Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium Comfrey N 1.8 Nettles N 1.7 P 0.5 P 0.6 K 5.3 K 4.5 Is Nettle Fertilizer Suitable for All Vegetables? N= Nitrogen Leaf and Stem Growth P= Phosphorous Roots and Buds K= Potassium or Potash Fruit and Flowers And so this brings us to the question of nettle feed and its suitability. As already mentioned, nettle feed is a rich fertilizer, and helps to promote all aspects of growth. Nettles are nitrogen-rich plants, but the fertilizer acts as a good all-round general fertilizer too. In particular, nettle feed will also benefit dark green, leafy plants such as brassicas. So it???s fair to say that generally, many plants will benefit in some capacity from a dose of nettle feed. But it???s also fair to say that different plants will thrive on different amounts of NPK, depending on their growing requirements. 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! long but only the once Alan4711

Hydrangeas

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 12:27
Hi this is good for advise on the Hydrangea colours its theR.H.S advise http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?PID=122Hi
good luck Alan

GERSEY ROYALS

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 11:55
Nice one Fidge and a J not a G i notice ,sorry about that,rubbish at spelling also he tells me "dont leave em in till the flowers are done as the spuds are too big", he ups them just when the flowers start when they are the right size to get the good taste so he says, International Kidney it is next year ,many ofem , Alan

Bird Seed Problems

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 11:25
Im told Microwave the seeds a short time and they cant grow iv not tried it as i hav,nt had the problem YET
Alan

birds flying into windows

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 11:21
For the greenhouse were using the old fashioned beaded curtain or the plastic strip sort is good as it lets plenty of fresh air through Argos do a poshish one for ??15 for the house doorways ,the plastic ones are much much cheaper and work ok,hope it helps mateys

Alan

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