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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 12:20
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)

Not looking good for the greenhouse, think me and son number 1 are just going to have to attempt it.  Phoned up for a quote for fitting and £150 is the cheapest!!  Just blinking marvellous 

Awww.....that's a blow, Tracey.    Wished I lived nearer, I would offer to help.

Heated Propagators

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 12:12

Good or bad?

Personally I think they are responsible for a lot of disappointed to newcomers to gardening.

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 12:05

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/Autumn%20Tints/PB070009.jpg

 Autumn 2013.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 10:30

"they are starting to get shoots at the bottom so 'bushing out' which will hopefully make them stronger"

That's a really hopeful sign, Tracy....they will attach to the twigs when the first tendrils develop.

FERTILISER

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 09:48

I agree with Verdun, except to say that unless the plants are showing some kinds of nutrient deficiency I wouldn't say that a seaweed extract spray would help.

My reasons are that most perennials etc have hard, virtually waterproof leaves and therefore wouldn't absorb the spray.....certainly liquid seaweed is an excellent (and expensive) plant food, but for potted perennials perhaps better watered in. 

Potatoes

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 21:19

The RHS gives the following planting to lifting times:

Earlies - 100 - 110 days

Second early - 110 - 120 days

Maincrop - 120 - 125 days.

Feeding box

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 14:45
star gaze lily wrote (see)

David, how long did take to grow that big. I quite fancy one by my front door, but they are rather expensive to buy like the one in your pic.

Hi, Lily...that pic was taken last year. It's probably about six years old (maybe more) now, but it was started from a cutting.

If you want to go down that route, I would buy an established plant as a starter.

Feeding box

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 14:00
Busy Bee2 wrote (see)

That looks lovely and verdant - ours have a long way to go before they will look that healthy.

Just follow your plan and they will be for sure, Busy.

Think the biggest compliment I had, was when the post lady asked if they were artificial.

Feeding box

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 12:21
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/BoxBall.jpg

 

 

Good luck with them, Busy.

I'm quite pleased with this one I've grown from a cutting.

Edit: One of two either side of my front door.

Container grown Acer

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 12:00
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/004_zpsff89bc9c.jpg

 

Meomye wrote (see)

David K, thankyou so much for the lovely photos, I must say your Acers look very impressive. May I ask what varieties/how old they are and if you have them in any particular aspect? I only ask because one seems quite happy in an open site whereas the other is more protected in a cornered site. If I have half the success of yours I will be very happy. 

Meomye (love that name) thought you may like to see my acer 'garnet' in her autumn dress.

Discussions started by David K

Anyone addicted?

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It's Show Time

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Feeding & Mulching

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Quotes

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Been to the doctor...

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Growing Roses

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This forum

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Greenhouse Shading

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Malvern Show Garden

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I need hugs too....

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M D's Morello Cherry

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Damping-off

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Heated Propagators

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The Mystery of NPK

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Monty in the rain

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