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im back

Posted: 17/12/2013 at 11:33
Hello everybody,well im almost back,the move to Mundesley was a disaster the removal company was just a joke, anyway were in the new house and an MRI scan says iv got nerves trapped in my neck so until they operate ( i hope ) i cant walk and all my left side is asleep for a bit,but fingers crossed i could be ok for the summer, SO the gardens waiting for some TLC all the new fruit trees are on order,blackberries,blueberries, as well ,tried to pot a lilly yesterday and fell through the side of the greenhouse literally !! no damage to me but the greenhouse looks sad,,my neighbour builder whos doing the alterations in the house herd the crash and came running but we couldn't get me back on my feet for ages due to both of us just laughing at the daft situation, anyway all ok now and ill try to keep up with you all, hi Dove havnt forgot you mi duck, good luck all ALAN

sting nettle feed

Posted: 17/12/2013 at 11:16
No probs lots of people keep it for much longer as i do,about 6 weeks minimum to bottle it ,i leave it 10 weeks or more then bottle,when you make a lot the strength is important as too strong burns the plants, so weak tea looking is good, i use 15/20 to one as mines quite strong as i do the dryer method not so smelly, remember this mix is good for general growth but come flowering/fruiting time add more potash, or stop the nettle tea and go for a tomato type feed this is good, Comfry is very good as it has more potassium than nettles, the really good one is Dandelion tea if you can get enough of them, good luck Alan

Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 11:35
good for a couple of years or so as it grows to 1.5 mts high and wide any soil and shade or part shade ours is in full sun one tough bush go to RHS mahonia good advise

Talkback: How to take hardwood cuttings

Posted: 14/12/2013 at 13:27
ps Hardwood cutings mid Autumn to late winter

Talkback: How to take hardwood cuttings

Posted: 14/12/2013 at 13:23
Lash go to RHS fig cuttigs ,i took 10 last year ,some into water, some into J.Innes no 3 with 20%extra grit all are now 6 to 8 inches high healthy and just dropping there leaves for winter in the unheated greenhouse ,they will spend there first year in containers, they love nettle and comfry tea and seaweed also works well, this will get the tree growing good strong roots ,stems and leaves, second year in spring change to high Potash feed to encourage fruit and into pig pits and Bobs your wosit
keep it simple

not good

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 22:30
sorry being new to hereit was Wallcot next to Bacton

not good

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 22:22
today i drove to Bacton just down the coast from Mundesley where we now live ,the road was closed off but people just drove through, cars were parked everywhere and people were standing around just stunned at the sight of total devastation left by the sea, some houses that sat comfortably looking out to sea now stood dangerously close to the waves,just waiting for the next time the storms might come,,in the field over the road were scattered the personal belongings of these people some of them now in the care off loved ones , on the way home I called into the Ship ,my local and chatted to Duncan a new friend now looking after two of the unfortunate people now homeless and uninsured.
he said they were taking ,one day at a time.

in or out fig

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 12:12
Dove Hi again ,iv tried to set to receive messages but it keeps changing even though iv saved changes ,my new and latest discussions are now saying today in the future IE at 14.50 and so on ,so as usual my g/w dont work ,no smilies and no messages,also iv been waiting for months for them to close me down so i can try and join afresh come on editor Help

Poorly Dwarf Cherry

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 11:49
looks like you got that one right Sue and im glad as im getting into cherries and fruit trees, Nice one iv saved all that
Alan

in or out fig

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 11:36
Hi Dove ,the strawbs would be really great, right this second were waiting for the solicitors to call saying weve exchanged or not ( just the same as yesterday ) and ask for a completion date, when we have a pint you will not believe our story and the Incompetence of estate agents And ( not ours)solicitors, you could make a tv comedy about it but for it not being so funny for us, anyway iv guessed PM is pers mess,so im sorting that as my bit dont let me do things that other people on here can, B lucky Alan

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