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ph in my soil

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 22:37

Hi, Bracken - The target soil pH for vegetables typically falls between 5.5 and 7.5, although there are a few exceptions.....so yours seems to be satisfactory for most things.

Wood ash contains a certain amount of potash, this is useful for feeding flowers & fruit.

Application rate of your wood ash (providing it isn't contaminated) isn't critical as it contains only small amounts  of potash....say 1/2lb per sq yd....you'll need to do the metric conversion.

watercress

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:19

I'm feeling a bit guilty now, about highlighting this 'liver fluke' issue.

Be assured that the stuff you buy from supermarkets and other retailers will be commercially grown and represent absolutely no risk...as will that grown in the garden & allotment.

watercress

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 12:17

Not sure about sheep specifically, Rb, but the parasite finds its way into the water courses where the watercress grows via the droppings of drinking cattle etc.

raspberry shoots in lawn

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 10:32

Yes indeed, they will make excellent new canes.

watercress

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 09:31

No wish be a party pooper and I don't think it's relevant in this instance. However, I would advise anyone who forages or buys watercress from an unknown source to familiarise themselves with the dangers of contracting liver fluke from it.  

Camera Corner

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 19:50

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/002_zpsvkykppey.jpg

 

I'm sure you'll agree. the structure of most flowers is amazing.

Growing tomatoes

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 21:17

No one ever listens to me....sniff!

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/fruit-andamp-veg/top-tom-tip/637991.html

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 17:47
star gaze lily wrote (see)

Thank you for the sunset pic David, my favourites

 

Do try to keep up dear!  

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 06:57

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/003_zpsn5ccwcx4.jpg

 

Sunrise rises at 6.45am over Staffordshire.

Football season - 2014

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 21:57

Awwww, OL ...things are not much better Liverpool way.

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