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Acer advice needed

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 12:25

ok maybe I'll go for the smaller one then, haven't done it yet because we're having intermittent showers

Acer advice needed

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 08:34

Thank you both very much for the advice.  I have a bit of both types of compost so I might mix them, will put in the grit and have plenty of crocks.  I'll go for the larger pot:


I'm making a little shaded japanese corner on the patio out the back, with a mini pond (when I buy it), an acer, some stones and now maybe starting to think a mini cherry or something as well.  Want it to be a tranquil, beautiful little habitat for the frogs next year.



Posted: 15/06/2013 at 08:23

Morning all, just been reading what I missed, FG don't worry you are in the right, keep sticking to your guns, they will get the message eventually.   Mine never had reins (horrid things) but they were brought up knowing not to trespass.  Or run in the road.  Although I failed on teaching them how to keep them rooms tidy............

Anyway sunny here, going out to do stuff before my shopping comes.  Cinema later, so not as much time in garden today as I would like...sigh.

Have a good day all.

weedkiller in peat-free compost??

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 11:43

Burford GC - is that the one near Burford House?  I always pop in when I go to the gardens but I'll give it a miss now. 

I buy peat-free from my local council, I've never had any trouble with it, no more than multi-purpose from B&Q which often has bits of plastic in.

It is your opinion.  Not fact.  If you want to be truly organic then buy a load of compost bins and make your own.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 09:17

Crikey BB checked out the link, T&M really do take the ****.  I've never had trouble but only ever ordered seeds from them.  But you do have a nice garden.  There was a lot of rain in Brum yesterday, hope your plants liked it.


Acer advice needed

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 09:09

Morning all, I'm planning to plant an acer into a container and need some advice.  I have read different things, so here are my questions:

What compost?  I've read it should be JI no 2, and also that it should be mixed with ericaceous.  What's best?  Also, should I add grit for drainage or not?

What size pot?  It's currently in a 3l plastic pot, but I've read you shouldn't overpot them.  Should I go for the smaller terracotta pot:

ah.  Was going to insert pictures but can't for some reason.

Anyway, if anone has any advice I'd be really greatful.


Posted: 14/06/2013 at 07:56

Morning all!  Quite grey here, the occasional speck of blue, but showers forecast.  Posting at the correct time today, so hopefully I will avoid detention!!  No work for me today woo hoooooo, having my hair cut this morning and then hope to do a bit more planting.  Want to make my herb trough and might put the last few perennials I have hanging about in pots out in garden, if the soil isn't too wet.  There's also a rose and an acer that I want to put into pots.  Would appreciate some advice on both, especially the acer - I don't want to get it wrong.  I'll start another thread for that.

Andy - lovely flowers, hope your chemo goes ok.

Chicky - know the feeling, we had the last GCSE on Monday and life has been so much more pleasant since then!


Have a good day all, see you later

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 22:13

Evening all glad everyone had a good day, thank goodness it bucketed down today so i don't have to do any watering tonight, I'm too tired to even go and hunt the slugs, enjoyed the garden gallery and looking forward to my day off tomorrow.  Exhausted.  Good night all

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 21:47

Well I agree with you there artjak it annoys me when something clearly isn't blue...its a lovely rose, though. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 05:57

oh been in a work bubble and hadn't seen the news...RIP Iain Banks, thank you for all the pleasure your novels have given me over the years.

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