David K


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Do I need to feed Cherry tree?

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 15:05

Jack - It is a tad late to apply feed that will affect this year's crop. Having said that, you could give it a feed of 'Growmore' (liquid or granules) or a mulch of well rotted manure.

Btw, the mulch would have been more beneficial if it had been applied last autumn.

Broad Bean feed?

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 13:50

Janet, the answer should really be GP fertilizer,,,,but if you feel they are in need of a pick-me-up, give them (at the recommended dose) a feed of liquid seaweed.

Bonemeal is a slow release fertilizer usually applied during soil preparation prior to planting out. It encourages strong root growth, which helps plants get established.  

dwarf french beans in containers

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 12:58

Well hello, Vivienne (always wanted to say that since I saw 'Pretty Woman) 

Anyway, dwarf beans do grow well in pots.....and to answer your question, about 18in diameter pot would be required, planting them about 6in between plants.

Too early for beans?

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 22:06
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

Hmmm, do you really think so??  All I do is refer them to threads from the experts LOL 

 

I'm sure!

The post count doesn't lie......OL = 3094 DK = 2114 and I've been around for yonks.

Too early for beans?

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 21:32
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

I read the other day to sow the seeds now??  I was confused I must admit, they'll be just like Sweet Peas David and catch up......don't mollycoddle them though 

 

Yes, but your an enthusiastic learner, OL.....and I guess you'll be making a useful contribution to helping new gardeners, next season.

'Treated' beans and peas?

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 21:21

Most probably a mice deterrent.

Too early for beans?

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 21:18

Ooooer! I didn't even sow my seed until a week a go......

What's bitten a hole in my French bean seed/

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 20:05

Hi, Daisy Jane.....think it's probably the bean weevil.

Greenhouse Shading

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 10:02

Yes, Clarington......I've used all manner of things over the years One that proved very cheap & effective was old net curtains hung in place with those stretchy, plastic covered curtain wires.

Greenhouse Shading

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 22:30

I shade mine from the inside of the greenhouse too and it works fine for me....shading from the outside involves its own problems during high winds.

Of course, the Victorians had a the right idea when the used teak slated rolls that could be rolled up or down as required.

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