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David K

Latest posts by David K

Tattie planting

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 20:41

I always dig & plant...I place them in the trench as I am digging, then throw the soil forward to cover them.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 20:27

Probably not high priority at the present time, but as a hobby angler I fear for the fish and other species in our rivers & lakes......many will be stranded on open ground when the levels return to normal.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 20:20

Count me in, so far we've escaped the worst of it and I would love to help.

Camera Corner

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 20:14

I'm impressed with your pics, Brumbull.....although for myself I very much disapprove of those 'storm tourists' who have placed themselves in danger and risk the lives of others who may be called upon to save them.

Btw, did you take those shots yourself?

Camera Corner

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 18:44




 This is a dramatic picture from The Guardian I would have loved to have taken that!  I would say it's a masterpiece in photography.


Camera Corner

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 18:34

Oh goodness! What's a 'nice day'?

Absolutely beautiful sunset shots, Lizzie.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 14:17

Tracy...looking at the news, hope you and your SPs haven't been blown away.

John Innes Seed Compost

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 10:35

Useful site, Alan.

In a nutshell, JI Seed Compost is for sowing seeds;

JI Cutting Compost is for rooting cuttings;

JI No 1 Potting Compost is for pricking out young plants;

JI No 2 Potting Compost is for potting on;

JI No 3 Potting Compost is for established plants and shrubs; 

JI Ericaceous Compost is for plants which cannot tolerate lime.

John Innes Seed Compost

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 09:10
LeadFarmer wrote (see)

Thanks, so can any company put the John Innes name to their compost, assuming the mixture is correct?


Yes, John Innes is a formula rather than a brand name i.e. you can buy Arthur Bowers, John Innes compost.

John Innes Seed Compost

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 22:36
LeadFarmer wrote (see)

Could someone please explain to me how John Innes gets its name?

The composts were developed at the John Innes Institute, named after one John Innes, a nineteenth century property and land dealer in the City of London.

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Rose bed ideas

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