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Latest posts by chrissieB

Acer Shirasawanum leaves turned dark green

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 10:35
The cultivar 'Jordan' turns darker green as the season progresses, I don't know about other cultivars.

Raised beds

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 21:44
My post was supposed to say something rather than teething, blasted auto correct - although it is quite amusing what it sometimes comes up with!

A Simple test

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 11:17
I hadn't got the tip then : )

Help to value fruit trees

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 09:14
Very much agree with the last three posts and go to a specialist tree nursery. That way you will get a valuation for good quality trees.

A Simple test

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 09:11
You are quite right Mike. I am learning how to manage pots on a covered balcony so no natural water. Some of my pots are quite deep and it is heard to know if they really need watering, the soil can appear very dry on the surface and when just poking my finger in. Some pots which I decided to redo to improve the water retention were actually quite waterlogged at the bottom - so my problem was the opposite of what I thought.

I have bought myself a small moisture probe which I can push into the pot and it tells me how moist or dry the compost is - a godsend , only cost ??7.99 ( does ph too). I now water about once a week even those pots which are in full sun.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 09:04
Hello everyone

Rain here most of yesterday but streaky drizzle mainly. Not sure what it is going to do today, supposed to be nice but cloudy at the moment.

Allium - I was looking up recipes for rhubarb yesterday. How about rhubarb yoghurt fool or rhubarb crumble ice cream (both Delia) or apparently rhubarb and redcurrant ( or blackcurrant or strawberry) jam is good and there are lots of recipes for rhubarb chutneys.

Hoe everyone has a a good day x

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 08:59
Bumping

how-to-prune-a-giant-bay-tree

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 08:59
Autumn would be best for cutting it back. Pruning in summer is more likely to result in rapid new growth in response to the pruning. Pruning to control size is best done in Autumn/winter so hopefully that fits in quite well with your timing : )

Raised beds

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 08:55
3ft sounds quite high for seating unless upu just want so teething for people to perch on/rest against.

The seat of most chairs are about 40 to 45 cm high?

Blanket weed

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 08:50
We used to buy Barley extract and that helped control it very well. If it's a large pond adding a bundle of bale of barley steam also works but for smaller domestic or formal ponds ( where you don't want to look at a hay bale) the extract is very effective.

It didn't get rid of it completely but reduced it considerably. But Doves method works very well especially if you keep on top of it - quite therapeutic at the end of a working day as a very easy but satisfying job to do : )

Discussions started by chrissieB

Storing seed and poor germination

Could this be the cause 
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Plant ID please

Memory retrieval not working 
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Plug plant offers

No greenhouse available 
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Plug plant offers

No greenhouse available 
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Delphiniums and Lupins

Lifespan? 
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What to do with all the Horsetail we pull up

Something Horsetail is good for! 
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Sourcing pond plants

Looking for recommendations 
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Living Walls

Any advice/ideas on how to create one 
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Protecting broad beans?

Advice please 
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