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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.

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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.

Feeding box

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 11:52

Yes Busy, May would be just right.... the BF&B will keep it happy until then.....and your nettle mix will be fine too.

Btw, if you haven't heard me mention it here before, Derby Day (usually held in the first week of June) is the favoured time of gardeners of the old school to trim box.....there are good reasons for that.

Feeding box

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 10:56

Ah! The mysterious box.

Liquid feed is the way to go with pot grown box (slightly different in the open ground) . Top dress now with a little blood fish & bonemeal  (this is a one off in the spring) tickled into the surface..... then, use any general purpose liquid feed monthly during the summer.

 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 09:18

Intermittent sun & cloud in the Midlands this morning and (dare I say it) needed rain forecast for this afternoon.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 19:42
LouatLarches wrote (see)

kidding!!!! Fantastic judging if it was you.... 

 

Couldn't possibly comment! 

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