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Posted: 23/01/2015 at 22:30

Well if you have a greenhouse, start them off in March. Get some well rotted manure, mix it with topsoil or compost and start watering them. I use FB&B, and add a tablespoon at the same time well mixed in. By May they should be well on their way, where I am I don't put them out till mid May, but you may be able to get them out a week or two earlier down south, just watch out for cool temperatures and frost. Don't be in a hurry Feed regularly in the summer. I feed with liquid seaweed.


Posted: 23/01/2015 at 17:10

Cannas need plenty of food and verdun has it right, start early plenty of goodness in the pots and lots of sun and moist conditions.You'll get flowers.

Partial shade - what is this ?

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 17:08

Put simply the border you describe first IS partial shade, the other is full sun. I wouldn't worry that much about it only a few plants really need partial shade the rest just enjoy what they're given. There really is no to need to stress about it.

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 20:20

If you go to Amazon, type in plug plants, last year I had numerous plugs from several suppliers and they have all performed extremely well. Look at the feedback rating's for each supplier it's a good guide. As singing gardener has said, all the plants are out of stock, well nearly all.

Fruit trees

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 20:09

I find bare root best personally they seem to establish quicker, the same with roses.

New Pots in bags

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 18:54

That sounds like fun Edd!

New Pots in bags

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 17:34

Yeah thought that nut, thats why i'm leaning towards hessian. Copper tape might keep them at bay, but as I have so much work on I want something that can be ignored for a few days.

New Pots in bags

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 17:20

This year I'm going to try new pots in bags. Last year I had huge slug damage, so I thought I'd try something different.

Has anyone got any recommendations as to which type of bag is best in their experience, hessian ,plastic etc?

Improving condition of lawn

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 15:46

Lawns under trees can be nice, but they take as others have said, the right type of grass, so in spring, give it a really good scarify, don't be afraid to make it really messy, get some sharp sand and sprinkle it on top and scarify again. Get as much of the sharp sand in as possible, then sow shade grass seed quite thickly and keep it well watered until it establishes. Feed it mid summer lightly and keep an eye on it. You'll know if its doing well by the colour of it. Don't mow till it's about 4 inches tall then cut on a high cut and keep it that way all summer. In the Autumn, spike it every 6 inches and brush in as much sharp sand as you can. The following year, repair any bare patches or thin patches repeating the above. You should have a reasonable result by then.


Posted: 21/01/2015 at 20:19

Nematodes are the obvious answer. Water them in in spring- several treatments, - problem solved.

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Two ID's please

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Hold in invasive roots 
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