Latest posts by CluelessGardener

No compost reviews at B&Q

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 16:46

That a good price I pay £3.50 for 20Lt of seed and cutting Compost

This brand on the farm yard Manure was much darker than the AB FYM but we will see how it performs this year as I added one brand to one side on my flower bed and the other brand to the other side of the bed 


I shall be adding perlite to my seed compost


No compost reviews at B&Q

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 15:31

I'm sorry but I'm really new to gardening but I really think you get what you pay for I only use John Innings and AB's compost but my local GC has a brand call grow wise witch is JI and very good. I have bought the expand and grow this year for my baskets as It was on offer I only buy when compost is on offer.

I must admit I did buy tesco's compost one year and it was rubbish but I would only use it now to bulk up a big pot and mix it with top soil


silly question time

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 08:19

Thank you so so much Chicky I've got big fingers and struggle so much with pricking out, I would say I lose 40% of my seedlings as I'm to heavy handed also I have come to the conclusion I compact the compost to much. this is why I have gone for seed plug trays this year as to just seed trays.


silly question time

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 07:10

Thank you Panda

I'm not sure I will use all on them yet. But hay they can always go on the compost heap. I'm a little but confused about potting seedlings would some one help me.

do you

sow in plug trays and then transfer to

paper pots then

3" pots then plant out to their finial position or

5/7" pots then

plant out to their finial position In the past I've bought flowers in the larger plug pot the garden centers use and plant into there Finial position but it's always knocked the growing back three to four weeks


silly question time

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 23:45


I have read the post/thread your link sent me to but no tips on watering where given from the bottom or top these are not a new invention some one should come along and point me in the right direction for their own experience


silly question time

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 21:36

I've been busy making news paper pot for a week or two. Ive made nearly four hundred with more to make on the cards. But while I was making them I suddenly thought what is the best way to water them. I have made them and placed them in seed trays.

I was going to place the seed trays onto a watering mat in side a grow bag tray and water from above. BUT would it be better to place the pots onto the watering mat in side the grow bag tray. while I'm worried about the paper breaking down im also worried about the pots and mould

Advice is clearly needed


Small nurseries online

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 14:51

I have just ordered some plug plants from Brookside nursery has anyone had any dealings with this nursery??

also I'm after some fuchsia whips can anyone recommend a good source for these I would like to try and grow two standards for my decking 


Essential Tools

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 09:59

A good watering can about 5lts with a fine rose and a 90 deg basket attachment I have three all the same and a cheap red can for feeding all with removable roses



I really enjoy this forum

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 09:53

I to would like to thank everyone who has made this one of the best forums I've been to you are a credit the gardening community so friendly and no afraid to answer silly and daft question's that we all throw around the forum from time to time.



Posted: 15/01/2014 at 09:14

Just put my inquiry in writing to the garden center you suggested Verdun

looking forward to their reply


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