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What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 11:00

Oh and as far as Nursery prices are concerned. It has reached the stage now where we can no longer afford to buy. I am sure that in these days of cutbacks and reduced spending power there are a lot of people in the same position as us. Have they never heard of the law of diminishing returns?

By the way I still sell my fund raising stuff at £1 for Alpines and £1.50 for border plants.

7cm pot is about 6 p, a label 1p and say about 10p for compost and fertiliser. Maximum cost per plant is 20 p. Work out the rest of the costs for yourself and see how much mark up there may be at a Garden Centre.

 

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 10:56

Do be careful, it is only the Orientalis type hybrids which should be scalped. Hh. niger, foetidus, ericsmithii etc should only have dead or damaged leaves removed.

I grow the Orientalis hybrids by the hundred and I never remove the leaves of the babies. unless the leaves are ' bad' . I find that if I do the plant dies.

Help please to stop ground covering plant spreading.

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 12:31

That depends on how much salt you put on. A tiny amound on the leaf of the unwanted planyed would do little harm. Half a packet on the soil would leave it sterile for a long time.

Leeks

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 20:58

The cocoons of the Leek moth are brown.

Help please to stop ground covering plant spreading.

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 20:52

I had missed it changing to Ficaria verna too.

More label writing!

Help please to stop ground covering plant spreading.

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 17:49

Definitely the dread and beautiful Lesser Celandine. Ranunculus ficaria.

Translocatable weedkiller is the only solution and then you need to do it every time a leaf appears.

I like the plamt. We even grow a few different forms of it, white, double, green etc.

But yes the normal type really does spread.

There is an orange one

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=4976

Quick survey for University research

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 12:37

Agree about the questions. The Veg growing one was just plain silly. It would only allow one of the choices to be ticked and yet most growers grow all the choices and more.

 

Talkback: Fruit and vegetables - storing apples

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 10:59

I find that if I bring apples out of the store where it is cold, into the kitchen where it is warm, they ripen up and go soft very quickly.

 

New Hedge Decisions

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 17:10

Nearest bonfire to us was about 3 miles away. One thing I forgot to design into the garden was somewhere to have a bonfire. Stupid of me really.

But the point is good. It is part of hedge planting which is not normally considered, that of where and how one disposes of the bits one cuts off.

 

New Hedge Decisions

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 15:47

What do you think I wear already?

It is as much about disposing of the trimmings as anything else.

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