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Jack's Magic MPC

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 13:41

Oh I didn't read what it was made up of. I just saw a bit that had fallen out of a split bag at the GC and thought 'that looks good to me'. There's been so much rubbish in previous years, that I thought I'd grab something that looked workable.

Jack's Magic MPC

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 11:25

Oh that's good news. Thank you.

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 11:20

My lilies are about 4 inches tall so I must start giving them a look every day. Would the birds eat the ones I squash? I believe in re-cycling!

I keep seeing this plant, is it a weed, i thought it was primula at 1st

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 11:14

Yes I was going to say the same. I have it and it comes up like a weed. Someone once told me that if you keep a few sprigs in a vase in the kitchen in the summer it keeps the flies away. Anyone know that story?

help!! old fashioned 'proper' carnations needed

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 11:11

I have several plants growing that have come from the off shoots you get on some shop bought carnations, but all mine are from the spray type. i.e. one stem with lots of flowers on, not the single big flowered type. I always thought the big headed ones were greenhouse grown, so not available to grow in our gardens. But I could be wrong.

Camellia flower problem

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 16:28

Mine is doing the same. I had the first 2 flowers open up beautifully then the rest have done this. I think it's because the nights have been so cold, not quite frosty. Whereas earlier on the weather was much warmer, hence the flowers opened up quite happily. I may be wrong, hopefully someone on here can advise us both. Roll on the warm weather I say!

Jack's Magic MPC

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 15:46

I've just bought a sack of this from a garden centre. I have not seen this brand in previous years, so I wasn't sure what it would be like. But after some of the disastrous mixtures in recent years I must say I'm pleasantly surprised. It's fine and black and soft, without all those bits of bark, straw and wood that have made up some of the useless stuff I've bought in the past. The proof will be in the growing of course. Have any of you used it before or is it new this year?

Filling plant pots

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 15:22

I have used bits of polystyrene for years and find it keeps the pots lightweight. The trays the pizza or meat products come in from the supermarket are good as they easily break to whatever size you want to cover the holes in a pot. Also unlike crocks and stones they don't take up much room so there's more room for the soil/compost.

Mussel shell uses

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:30

Many thanks for all your suggestions . Have them outside for the weather to take some of the smell away before I start crunching them. Watch out slugs , here I come!

Mussel shell uses

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 15:17

I've just tried mussels for the first time and now that we've got a big bowl of empty shells I wondered if anyone had ideas on what I can use them for in the garden. My only thought was to crush them and sprinkle round the plants that the slugs like, same as I do with egg shells. But I wondered if there were other uses.

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