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are sedums easy to grow from seed?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:52

On another thread this p.m., I have mentioned this; I may change from domestic heating oil to gas cylinders for my Central Heating. These Cylinders need fireproof housing Hooray; I can have a sedum roof. I'm thinking zinc or galvanised steel, covered with sphagnum moss and a little compost. I saw it on a tiny shed of one of my clients, a wooden shed, I doubt if the roof had more than 2" of soil and it worked very well.

Value branded compost V branded names

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:47

Also your local water supplier for water butts; if they are no good, I think I got mine from Yorkshire water.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:45

bump

start-of-a-weekly-blog

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:44

Good luck with the treatment Mike, love your posts; always thought provoking, which is good, I am embarrassed that I don't often have time to respond to them.

I started the flooded gardens thread, I don't know anything about 'blogs'; just start a thread about your gardening interests, and then keep it going.

Verdun, what about the other foot?

Mussel shell uses

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:28

obelix; can we give this insect hotel a good rating on these travel websites? It looks sooo smart.

are sedums easy to grow from seed?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:24

Yes, are you planning a sedum roof?

Bougainvilla

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:23

I have seen them in Gardening Centres and Nurseries, but not this early in the year.

Value branded compost V branded names

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:22

Lis, the worst compost I ever used was the most expensive; Miracle grow.

I now go for a cheap variety from a local nursery that I trust and mix it with my own homemade stuff.

Even really good 'growing medium' will only have plant food in it for a short time. All Veg plants need feeding on a regular basis once they have really got going, so do roses about 3 times in the growing season (I've just given mine a thin covering of horse manure, they will get rose food later) clematis I give tomato feed.

Making your own compost is easy and fun; and I am a fully trained Compost master so you have come to the right place.

Find out if your Council are doing cheap deals on compost bins; get 2 ( 1 to fill and one to 'cook') and then follow the instructions (50%greens and 50% browns; nitrogen and carbon if you are scientifically inclined). Any queries, ask here!

Bougainvilla

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:09

Are you planning to grow this outside, or in a greenhouse or conservatory?

I have worked in the Middle East and the Caribbean and I never came across anyone growing Bougainvilla from scratch; they always bought in small plants, which then romped away in the ambient heat.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 20:01

Bumpity bump.

...and flossie-flo sends you a kiss.

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