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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



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


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! 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 18:47
LouatLarches wrote (see)

I won first prize! My husband must have bribed the judges!! The note from the judge commended the smell and marble look. Funny old world.


Could have been me!


Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 18:44

This thread is getting a tad weighty now and it's becoming apparent that some useful information is inaccessible because of being too far back.

Please let me know if you would like me to start another one.  

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 18:39

You're welcome, Louat......just try a few 'cordons' as it is a lot of work (or am I losing my enthusiasm?) You'll find the variety 'Cupani' has the strongest scent & is the daddy of them all.

Btw, it's perfectly normal for the stems to grow shorter as the season progresses. I've always found that sowing seed from specialist growers provide the best stems.

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