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David K

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Music in the Garden part 2

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 14:32

Time for some Motown?


soil for seedlings

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 15:03

Hi, begonia

This question arises from time to time on the sweet pea thread.

Basically, all seeds need a compost with a  low nutrient content (as all seed compost have)......this is because richer composts would result in quick, lush growth that would be susceptible to pests and disease.   The idea is to germinate your seed in low nutrient seed compost, before potting-on using slightly richer compost, commensurate with the plants development, until they are ready for their final quarters.

I think what you understand as 'good quality all purpose soil' is in fact just sifted multipurpose compost.......soil and compost are quite different.

I would just add that sweet peas and other largish seed do not need a covering of sifted compost.....just smaller seed such as lettuce.

Hope that clarifies matters slightly.     

Music in the Garden part 2

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 08:53

Many thanks, KEF x...lovely song.

Camera Talk

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 22:14

Everything you ever wanted to know about photography:

Music in the Garden part 2

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 09:02

Sometimes these lyrics are very close to home:

Barnsdale Gardens

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 11:01

Quite right, LeadFarmer, those photos were taken on a glorious summer's day and, considering how busy they were, I was lucky to get those shots without people in them.

I've never visited at this time of year, but I would imagine it would still have its own attraction.......would heartedly recommend.

Barnsdale Gardens

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 10:48

Oh, yes LeadFarmer...several times.

A wonderful place with reminders of the great man himself at every turn.

Enjoy this slideshow I compiled:


Camera Talk

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 09:18

Apols for posting my red sweet pea pic for the second time .....I know I've posted it before, albeit on the sweet pea thread.

Songs for Valentine's Day

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 21:25

Camera Talk

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 20:46

 Red sweet pea.

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Any tips for growing rice?

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