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The mystery of pH.

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 11:08

Good foggy misty morning to you all ,And i learned last week why  potassium is also called Potash honestly  i never knew this, in the middle ages or a bit later, they used to save their wood-ash in ?? youv guessed it pots--Potash. i would enjoy any help on PH and NPK its a good idea,  thats my info for the day folks ,professor 4711 on the side...

Fig Tree

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 10:45

yes Flora i understand that heavy type soils work well by restricting a bit,looser easy soils tend to let em fly and we tend to lose some of the crop,iv got 7 new cuttings from last year just woken up and starting off,im going to try potting 3 restricting in the open garden 2 and a couple left to roam as they will,see who gives the best crops in a few years, just waiting for the frost to finish, looking forward to selling our new produce on the car boot, cheers all 

New petrol mower

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 10:29

Morning all ,now this what i call a good chat with good information,iv got my eye on the Governor spring,now can you explain the petrol stabilizer ,i have it with the new mower all waiting for me to oil up, petrol up, and fire up, obviously i can read the can but it sounds very much like a good few people here know what they are talking about,so how and when to use it  please ,and when finished for the winter do i fill up or syphon off the petrol tank, many thanks for all the info  Av a gooden.. Alan 

Fig Tree

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 12:09

Hi Allison, figs grow very well on the coast,i have several on the  Norfolk coast one is 20 years old restricted now to 20 feet wide and 10 feet tall, covered in new shoots ,iv just pruned out all inward growing and damaged and week shoots, in 2 weeks after the frost im tipping all new shoots (very tip only ) not the fruit bud, they are getting fish blood and bone with seaweed chopped up, and mulched,im watering a bit now then more when in fruit with a good dollop of Potash for good fruit, mid spring ONLY if growing well i will cut new shoots back to  4 or 5 leaves but no later, or they wont ripen, good luck  in Lincs

The mystery of pH.

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 10:42

no probs Mike i downloaded it  and use it all the time its now simple go4it

Figs tree and fruit from last year

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 10:29

Hi Christine,if i give you what the fig wants you can see what is wrong, Brown Turkey is probably the best of two for this climate, i havnt seen how big the fig is so pics please and i,ll carry on ,what size is the pot ,what soil is in it please,

URGENT ADVICE AND HELP NEEDED

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 09:21

Dave you now got the best advise,i did the same 3 years ago turning a field into an allotment, follow the advise it will work, BUT dont go at it as a pain in the A this might sound weird but try and enjoy creating your garden maybe get a suntan as you go on, we did and dont forget the gin and tonic area good luck matey. 

Figs tree and fruit from last year

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 09:05

Hi Chris when you say in the green house it is in a pot yes,

i dplease

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 14:28

nice one many thanks Azalea it is thank you 

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