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Latest posts by blairs

Container size for growing peas

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 15:45

Outside and well watered, then a few Pea plants would grow with support. Their roots are not that extensive.

GArden Fork Recommendation

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 22:13

Mmm. I have went through many a garden spade with my heavy soil but never lost a fork yet. I use a cheap as chips own make garden fork.

Coir Compost Blocks

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 20:01

IKEA sells it cheaper than ebay. If you go abroad in the EU then look in supermarkets as it seems more freely available on the mainland.

What would you use Coir for? I used it for tropical plants and for seedlings (as it is damp but open thus great for preventing dampening off etc)

morrisions and a kwiw

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 18:05

Great price, I would keep it in a pot for a year or 2 to get it to a decent size before planting out next to a south facing wall.

Forest Pansy Tree - cercis canadensis

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 17:31

My more established ones are just breaking bud now. They are late openers. Bare root plants always take a while to leaf, so keep that in mind.

Montery Cypress Goldcrest

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 13:13

You have a good eye ImpHosta. I have non topiary Goldcrest in my garden - front and back. The ones in heavy shade have grown slowly whilst the ones in full sun have doubled in size, so sun exposure makes a difference in growth only. They do not like to dry out, so keep the pots well watered and the position that you have they will do fine.

Can you use wood logs as stepping stones

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 09:59

Log pavements used to be the norm for most of Europe and still are in remote parts of Russia, esp Siberia. I believe smaller branch logs were used to fill in gaps and then earth or sand used to compact it all in. The key is to have a very slight gradient to get rid of rain and maximise drainage.

Ornamental Bark

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 17:23
fidgetbones wrote (see)

Ornamental bark will not feed the soil. In fact as it rots it may reduce the level of nutrients available to the plant. You should only use it as mulch to help retain water.

Am not sure about that. Nitrogen for example leaches out with rain, mulch reduces and slows rain at soil level. If you use a general feed then any nutrients used by bark mulch decomposing is offset b what you are adding.

Himalayan Balsam

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 17:20

Problem all over, eps near waterways. A lot of Giant Hogweed near me.

Propagator & condensation

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 16:07

I would say but it depends on what you are germinating as some seed needs high humidity.

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