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What is in my compost heap?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 20:00

Is this compost that  you have made or bought compost?

Can I plant young hardy plants out soon?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 19:57
Bill13 wrote (see)

Talking of small (flower) plants - as a general rule when should you start to feed seedlings if they have been reared in a general purpose seedling compost with no added feed and are 4-5 weeks old. Also, what should you feed them with?

I wouldn't be feeding seedlings and young plants - regular potting on into fresh good quality compost should provide them with all the nutrition they need.


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 19:46
Clarington wrote (see)

There's also an issue with Poldark regarding their hens. I'm reliably informed they look like Warrens which weren't around (like oil tankers) in the time frame they're trying to portray.

Don't get me started on historically inappropriate breeds of livestock used on tv programmes!!!  It's a particular bee in my bonnet - someone must've heard me shouting yesterday evening. 

Hostafan1 wrote (see)

I hope all this Poldark interest doesn't encourage more folk to visit the west country. Saw 2 caravans on Saturday heading this way. ggrr

Hosta, can you head them off at the pass?  We're making our usual pilgimage down your way in September and we really don't want the place to be full up with trippers!!!

And yes - consider a gauntlet thrown - have you got any Alpinas yet?  If you have, you've probably not got enough

low maintance plants

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 19:27

Hemerocallis - Day Lilies - lots of different colours, and they spread a bit but not invasive.  Virtually look after themselves and they're pretty in a vase too


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 19:24

One more and you'll have a round two dozen

Planting Trees and Hedges

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 18:55

Before they come and do that I would take some quite detailed photographs of the work done so far and make sure they're dated.

Planting Trees and Hedges

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 18:11

It doesn't sound very good to me.  Was this a reputable firm with a billhead showing their address etc?

It doesn't sound the right c onditions for an olive to me

GW 2015

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 16:13
Verdun wrote (see)

Why?  What's happening on May 7?   Someone's birthday?  ...

Tchaikovsky's birthday

friend or foe?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 16:03

Keeps the rest of us out of mischief Lyn

friend or foe?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 13:38

Looks like a vine weevil to me too 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Do bees become addicted? 
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Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 15:22

First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 11:10

The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
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Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Please help me choose 
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Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
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Christmas lights in the garden

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John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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