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Help needed for a Peace Lilly

Posted: 12/09/2017 at 21:54

Hi Paul,

I grow comfrey bocking 14 (which is not invasive) and and take about half the growth off every 3 weeks or so from late April until end Oct.

I chop the leaves up (just roughly with shears) and stuff into buckets with some of that rigid clematis support net I've shaped to fit the buckets, and a brick on top to squash it all down. I then add water up to the bottom of the brick. I put a lid on each of the buckets (it pongs a bit!!). It's ready after 3 weeks, and I strain it (old tights are useful) into old car wash containers.The sludge left after straining goes in the compost heaps  .... it's a good activator.

I dilute about 20:1 to feed most flowering things during the growing season. 

Each spring I make sure to give the comfrey plants plenty of well rotted manure to get them off to a good start.

Seems to work OK ... cheaper than tom. feed.

Bee x

Help needed for a Peace Lilly

Posted: 12/09/2017 at 21:23

Hi Millymolly,

Just to add to the advice in the article from Paul B3 ...

I feed mine with dilute home-made comfrey liquid (or you could use tomato feed), and it flowers really well (currently has 7 blooms).

I also regularly mist it.

You will get an occasional old, yellowing leaf ... just cut it off.


The last of England's red squirrels

Posted: 12/09/2017 at 08:52

Morning all,

I'm lucky enough to have reds where I live (Southern Scotland) .... but also see them on a regular basis in Kielder forest in England, where they seem to be doing well.


Stipa gigantica

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 18:16

Hi Suesyn,

I've got 4 of these .... all raised from seed .... they soon get nice and big.

So it might be easier to try and grow another one or two rather than than spit the one you have and risk killing it.

Some useful info here.


Actaea Brunette

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 16:17

Hi All,

We have had lovely weather .today .... so I went out to have a sniff.

Not easy as we have our beehives in the garden and a number of bees were working on the flower spikes .... they were a bit miffed at having to share 

It is a nice smell  - not a cat pee vibe going on - but the only thing that it was faintly similar to is almond essence.

Best I can do.

Bee x

Actaea Brunette

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 19:02

Hi all,

I've got 3 of these in a clump together .... just been out for a sniff .... but the sun is no longer in the garden and it's quite cool ....  so the smell is faint.

Will have another sniff in the sun tomorrow and see if I can recognise it.


Red hot pokers

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 22:21

Hi Paul,

I've found that slugs and snails are a bit partial to red hot pokers. If yours are struggling to get going they could be the culprit.


Secret garden

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 20:23

Hello Nora,

All sorted now .... many thanks.


Secret garden

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 17:06

Hi Nora,

Me again ... sorry.

Still not working ... I've not had a response to emails sent with my details.


Secret garden

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 12:38

Hi Nora,

I've mailed my details to them .... thanks for your help.


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