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Shrubs for the front garden wall

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 12:06
Hi Stebe,this year iv planted Hydrangea with stunning results,they grow quickly and are shallow rooters but like a good drink, and iv fed on nettle juice, next year more potash for lots of flowers. With the neutral soil id go for a good mulch for starters and get mauve mophead and lacecap (Hydrangea Macrophylla ) maybe a white one if youve room,.the good thing with hydrangea is they look after themselves look great so colourful and all this with just a tiny bit of TLC once a year.Also if you go to RHS Hydrangea theres loads of pics and info ,,Good luck S sorry this site wont let me put pics on STILL Alan

Bilberry

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 11:37
cheers Bob i,ll do the blues and make a note to let you know how they perform
avagoden,, gloomy down ere in Tenby all clouded in
Cheers Alan

next years carrot

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 11:33
up to 3 years ago the allotment was a field and although we bought in about 12 ton top soil we had blight,so did the other allotmenteers 50% lost crop to wire worm, and what was left in the 3 types of spud were huge scab infested ,the rest went to water when in the pan ,But this year new village new allotment ,new house, hence new carrots also we think the 4 ton of manure was not so good all who had it were disappointed as well,so a nice carrot to try please i think i might start them in the greenhouse toilet roll way if you think thats a good idea or no

Rubarb

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 11:03
wallflower,just as fidg says,and our top allotmenteer says dont cut just let it die back naturally then a good mulch/manure ,dont let the mulch/manure touch the crowns and let the cold winter do its work, im told it originally came from Siberia where it was a highly prized dried medicine, so cold is the answer and dont forget your not supposed to eat the first years crop ,,he says and his patch is just wonderful and sweet. Alan

Harvest

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 10:52
ye Dave , Kates just pointed it out to me thats a cert for tonite and on record just in case its got stuff to save cheers fo that

next years carrot

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 10:50
any advise for next years carrot please ours was a disaster this year looking for sweet and they dont have to be big, please

Plants for edging a path

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 10:43
Hi Zam i saw a path with wild thyme Pink/red edging the stones and evening primrose behind it,, just stunning personally i would have added a little lavender as well. good luck

Bilberry

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 10:33
Hi all ,,Bob iv been looking at info on bilberries and iv planned to have blueberries in the new garden ,it seems the bilberries are it says Notoriously difficult to grow but are a much fuller taste than blueberry and contain all the anti stuff that the blue berry has ,do you have any opinion on which you prefer Bob ,also iv traced the fruit trees and stuff you advised me on its all looking very good for when we get there ,
cheers Alan

frost in the east coast greenhouse

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 10:14
Hi all,, many thanks for all that insight to frost, and Blairs we are in Tenby and some of the allotmenteers lost their sheds in the high winds we had and loads of windows blown it looked like the Som. we should move ( i hope ) to our new house in Mundesley ( closer to Kates mum) ,in Norfolk thats why the east coast Q,we do have a great long south facing part and a smaller west part,and ill remember all this when i get a new greenhouse when weve settled in, what im not sure of is if needed what kind of heating are people using nowadays ,is it still the old smelly paraffin job as theres not likly to be leky near it,

soil

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 10:44
Hi again and this could be not for the first time be a daft Q,,,, Right anyone know if the soil up around Norfolk areas coastal has a type of soil IE acidic or neutral or whatever on average ,i realise soils may differ but im told that quite often areas have a type of soil for that area,i will test when im there but forarmed

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