I saw a large bush of Canary Bird today, absolutely covered with beautiful yellow blooms - absolutely beautiful, and of course very appropriate so close to Norwich
Isn't it an absolutely gorgeous programme
Sow them straight in the pots. Spacing may depend a bit on variety, so read the back of the seed packet, although in a pot you can get away with sowing a bit closer together than in the open ground - but the odd inch more or less isn't vital so don't worry.
Don't know what they are, but the only insect pests I dispatch are Lily Beetles, which have no predators in the UK.
The rest are all part of Nature's rich pattern and provide food for someone. They may also be important pollinators ... bees don't do it all.
I'd also use 50% John Innes No 2 and 50% multipurpose compost, mixed together.
Stop spraying and leave them alone to grow ... I've never sprayed my grapevine - these are some grapes I picked last year - I wouldn't spray fungicide on something I was going to eat.
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No, both can be quite tricky.
Try dwarf French beans. Easy to grow and very rewarding ... you'll feel like a real gardener when you pick and eat your first harvest.
Perhaps it would have been more accurate to say 'hates root disturbance' ... if you're growing in modules the roots may not notice when they've been transplanted ... but that's not always easy for a novice.
OK, 15 litres per plant - that's better for some of the bigger ones, but too big for the smaller ones. It's not good for plants to be over-potted - the soil becomes sour.
Is that 1.5l pots?
That won't be big enough for some of them, e.g. rosemary, fennel, lovage. My lovage grew to 7ft tall and my fennel nearly as big.
This is quite a small rosemary bush
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