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Talkback: Growing trees in pots

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 19:10

I was given a small, but quite old walnut tree in a pot last summer. I have potted it on to a larger pot. I won't know if it has survived until the spring when hopefully there will be new leaves. Am hoping to make it a 'standard' style tree.

Out of date seeds

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 17:13

Just had my newsletter from Garden Organic and they commented on old seeds;

Parsnips only last one year. For everything else, sprinkle a few on to damp kitchen paper and see if they germinate Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 17:09

Good luck with it Zoomer.

Dean, am intrigued by your device for the piping to support netting, could I see close up pic?

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 17:02

Looking forward to it.

New to gardening and forum

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 13:58

Welcome Wendy, any climbers you put there would benefit from you enriching the earth; (chicken manure pellets/ fish, blood and bone meal/ well rotted manure) as the soil looks a bit neglected. Also initially, at least, you will have to tie the climbers on as you don't have many horizontal pieces. Have you considered a climbing rose like Compassion also to keep out unwanted guests?

What's your day been like?

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 13:51

Dove, the food at the Wallace is v. good and not expensive. We had great fun there; we are both in our 60's and behaved like school girls commenting on the paintings (she needs to change her hairdresser...etc).

Any news on the walk to see snowdrops?


Posted: 23/01/2014 at 13:46

Wonderful It is so lovely to see Pelagoniums in January; mine are in bud in the greenhouse.

Am I a sillee billee?

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 16:51

Please beware of Nigella (the plant) it is very invasive; took about 3 years of pulling them up to get rid of one sowing. Or you could painstakingly dead head each flower if you really want to drive yourself mad.

Compost for sowing seeds

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 16:44

The problem with that is that someone may have used weed and feed products on their lawn, then put the cuttings in the council green waste bin.

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