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comfrey liquid feed

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 15:24
Ann i found it so much easier after i read the page on ( ) it explained what plants want in a very very simple way, and about nettle tea,you can say that comfrey and nettle tea are almost the same ,good for roots,stems leaves,but lack Phosphorous for fruit or flower ,so this might need to be added later,as the page explains, Dandelion seems to have lots more nutrients including Phosphorous so it seems has the edge on the others, also a too strong tea mix tends to turn the plant leaves a reddish brown underneath as i found out earlier this year but they soon recovered, Alan

apple tree

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 15:05
Hi water butts iv only just got your answer many thanks do Blenheim orange or James Grieves taste anything like Pink Lady please

comfrey liquid feed

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 14:57
Hi little Ann on the net is just loads of info on nettle and comfry go to (The Garden of Eaden ) note the spelling EADEN its full of answers for you,


Posted: 06/07/2013 at 16:38
Nice one Bob iv saved all that info and kates quite exited to grow blacks for the first time ,next year will be a year of pies custard, ice cream And jams wonderfull.
cheers all

Onward & Upward

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 16:28
Dog we planted a cutting of honeysuckle this year it is now 6 feet high growing up a wall fan and 6/8 feet wide and has just begun to flower all in a few months i cant put pics up for some reason i dont get a tool bar with the tree and smilies like most ,give it a try and cuttings of honeysuckle are everywhere to be had for nothing


Posted: 04/07/2013 at 11:49
Hi many thanks for all that info Bob are your Apache good for pies and jams they look great, ill also look at the others from Waterbutts , cheers Alan

Talkback: Stag beetles

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 11:39
Hi o,c, each night at around ten we get about 4 bats come into our small garden they do a red arrows show for us ,even coming right up close ,it looks like they are catching flying insects,they are about the size of a mouse and can suddenly from great speed almost stop to catch something just amazing to watch then they are off
iv no idea where they live but we are very near to a cemetery could be there anyway
avagooden Alan


Posted: 03/07/2013 at 17:06
Hi all can anyone give me advise with the first blackberry im buying , i hope to grow a good heavy fruiter for pies and jams etc, how old should it be at sale and what type of soil if poss please Alan

Strawberry Growing Experiment

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 17:00
HI rain,this is rather interesting as im about to try to grow lots of strawbs from scratch next year for jams etc,how would you describe the soil in pots and the ground soil you have was it the same and what and how did you feed if you don't mind i was planning to try and hang big baskets in a fruit enclosure for max protection and control, sounds like this might not be the best idea iv come up with for the strawbs maybe back to the drawing board

apple tree

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 21:16
Hi all has anyone any idea of the nearest tasting apple to a pink lady that i can grow in this country,im told here its just not warm enough so need to shop around for another to get,

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