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Blind bulbs

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 14:14
Daffs etc that come up blind. I have read both to bin without exception and to leave them for another chance. Which advice should I follow please? Looks this year as tho' some established and some first year bulbs are not going to flower.

Hellebores - when to feed

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 10:01

Hi to all garden plotters. Delighted to find this thread and all the advice. Mine have done really well despite being overlooked in terms of feeding for a few years so am really looking forward to the display I will have next year after the tlc you have suggested, but being on the east coast in the teeth of this wretched wind, which is now drying out the top to a hard crust, I may wait a few more days! Many thanks.

Bug box

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 13:29

Have had one in the garden for couple of years. Do I have to clear the tubes, restuff the spaces or clean it out at all please? have so far left it and the bugs to their own devices. 

Wild flower meadow

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 18:44

I have a 4m x 4m area which I am trying to convert to a wild flower meadow but living in an area of grade 1 agricultural land, specialist turf just went to grass despite the addition of yellow rattle. I am limited to the depth of soil I can remove by snowdrops and naturalised narcissus pseudonarcissus. Any ideas as how to impoverish the soil would be very welcome.

Wood ash

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 10:02

Thanks Andrew, I like the idea but not sure the worms in the wormery would feel the same. However it has made me think I could mix the ash with the compost from the wormery.

Wood ash

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 09:35

What is the best way to use the wood ash from our small log burner please? We get about half a bucket every 3 or 4 days. Do I have to store it dry first or can it be added to something immediately?  Are there any plants or areas which are an absolute no-no for it?

Rhubarb crown death

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 12:43

My Timperley Early rhubarb ( second season plant) produced wonderful results under the terracotta forcer but promptly died when I removed the cover. It had further stems already growing at this point. How can I prevent this happening to my next plant please?

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Composting green seed heads

Can I safely compost unripe seed heads? 
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Blind bulbs

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Wild flower meadow

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Wood ash

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Rhubarb crown death

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