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Grow bags, where are they?

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 16:37

I am sorry to say that you are probably right about grow bags not being environmentally friendly as they seem to be very peaty. I do find they are OK to put on the garden though as they add bulk to my sandy soil. But yes, they are not green and now I'm feeling guilty for liking them! The cheaper ones are thinner but if you pay a little bit more they are better. Perhaps a peat free version will soon be available.

Grow bags, where are they?

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 16:03

Thanks for your replies. I can see I will have to wait a bit longer. I use a grow bag for salad crops as it is more flexible and when the weather warms up I put the grow bag on my little wall. I will put some lettuces in the garden later on in the season. My soil is very sandy and I often use one on the soil to grow courgettes, making a hole or two in the bottom of the bag. I do put some in the veg patch but the ones in the grow bag do much better, honest!

Grow bags, where are they?

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 07:22

I have been looking around for a grow bag as I would like to start some salad stuff off in my greenhouse. I have tried my local garden centre, Aldi's, Wilkinson's and other outlets without success. Has anyone spotted any?

Plastic containers

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 07:16

I put ordinary plastic pots inside attractive ceramic or terracotta ones so I don't need to water so often and the plants look much better in the attractive pots. 

GW + Monty + Nigel = spring

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 07:18

Agree with everyone. So happy to see Monty, Nigel and Nellie! 

Reviving an elderly Peiris

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 15:42

I before E except after P is fine by me as spelling is not important on this friendly site!

Maybe Pieris grows too old to regenerate as many plants do. Would replacing it with a new specimen be too painful for you? You have done very well to keep it so long, especially as it is in a pot. 

Snow

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 16:45

I love your cats Pansy!  They know where the best place to be is. 

Little mites on my fuchsia leaves

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 09:24
  1. hello smy, fuchsias almost always get white fly when kept indoors. I know you have to keep them frost free in wintertime. I would take all the leaves off the fuchsia and cut the woody stems down to small twigs. it will recover in the spring, honest! You can rinse further outbreaks under the cold tap. As soon as the frosts are gone, put it outside.good luck with it

blind daff.bulbs

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 17:17

My Paper White bulbs which I planted a while before Christmas are at last growing but  without any flower buds. Disappointing.

WARNING!!!!!!

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 17:13

My lovely daughter-in-law comes from Barbados where the temperature outside is always 28 degrees or there abouts so I asked her how people greet each other. Apparently instead of weather comments, so usual in the UK the question is "what are you having for your dinner tonight?"!! 

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