Busy-Lizzie


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Newbie sowing question

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 09:13

No big rush though, if March is cold I often don't start sowing beetroot etc. until April.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 08:29

Morning all. Grey day. Have given daughter her birthday presents. Going to a restaurant in Poitiers for lunch but smallest grandson (5) doesn't feel very well. Daughter says he'll be OK when he's had some paracetamol. I hope so.

Large school allotment raised beds

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 08:05

The manure does need to be well rotted, not smelly, black and crumbly. Don't use it for carrots and parsnips. Best to have 2 or 3 beds and rotate the crops. This is a guide from the RHS. https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=124  

Stipa tenuissima - comb or cut ?

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 07:57

Hosta is in Devon, Peanuts is in Camberley, Surrey I think, so cutting should be OK then.

Tagete germination problem

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 07:52

That should do it, perhaps the seeds are duff.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:30


 

Just a coincidence that these turned out the same colour.

 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:23

Getting too close for comfort!

Is this a type of grass?

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:21

Mine does, it's just an orange and yellow one, bought years ago from the local GC without a named variety label.

Mulching?

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:16

I don't ever mulch veg beds with bark. You can dig in manure for veg like runner beans, tomatoes and courgettes, but not root veg like carrots and parsnips. Don't ever sow under bark. Bark is much better for mulching in shrub beds or mixed shrub and flower borders to keep the weeds down and the moisture in. So you can grow most veg in your prepared  beds but if you want carrots and parsnips this year either dig another bed or grow them in containers. Carrots can do very well in containers as they like light soil with no stones.

Is this a type of grass?

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:06

One of my red hot pokers is looking a bit like that.

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