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no worms in soil

Posted: Yesterday at 19:57

You need to add compost or well rotted manure and or leaf mould to the soil. If there are no worms it means there's nothing for them to feed on. It's a sign of tired soil, so the more you add the more worms you'll get as they are vital for soil health.

How Much Sun

Posted: Yesterday at 10:32

TC nearly all herbs like full sun and little water, it may be the drainage that's causing the issue. Topsoil is not the best environment for herbs, they mostly do best in containers. If you don't go down the container route, dig the herbs up and incorporate plenty of grit into the new planting hole. Horticultural grit from the GC is the stuff to get and be generous with when replanting. It should be a 50/50 mix of grit and soil, mind you Rosemary likes even sharper drainage and will thrive in sand.

begonia tuber

Posted: Yesterday at 08:42

As I remember you can, yes. It was recommended to dust the cuts with sulphur powder to reduce the chance of infection.

Talkback: How to choose slug-resistant plants - part two

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:22

If you aren't too ecologically minded, you can spot treat plants with Slug Clear. It keeps them off vulnerable plants. I know some won't like the suggestion, but it works and if not used extensively does in my opinion  work well.

Landscaping quote for planters

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 08:26

I was talking about the plants, and the other contributors are raising valid points about the soil quality, it looks very rough, almost subsoil, so unless the bins are emptied and refilled your chances of growing anything decent is low. I'd insist on new decent soil.

Calla lilies - zantedeschia - any tips?

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 08:22

They are easy to grow, pot them up and feed and water them during the summer, in autumn set them to one side and keep them dry, literally, no water at all frost free and in the following spring repot and start again. Very easy to grow.

Begonias

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 21:31

Water from underneath and DONT over water them, keep them on the dry side after the planting and just wait for them to sprout and only water when the compost is almost dry or the stems seem to be flagging. They should start to appear from 7-14 days.

Runners

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 20:10

Sowed mine in 9cm pots a few days ago.

Lawn issues - please help!

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 20:09

I'd treat for leather jackets first, slugs won't damage a lawn. Think about drainage as well, dig around in the bare patches before resowing, see if the culprits are visable.

wood Anenome

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 20:04

If you leave them alone and provide the right conditions, they'll multiply very quickly indeed, get the conditions right and they'll do it by themselves.

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