Dovefromabove


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Plants you don't like...are there any?

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 20:07

Aucuba japonica 'Golden King'  - loathe it with a passion 

Brrrrrrrrrrr! Cold night ahead

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 19:41

Loana - every oxalis I've ever met has been tough as old boots and try as I can I've not been able to destroy it ... but you may have one that's a bit special? 


Nut - most of my plants are hardy - it's the pots I have to protect   Not sure about the canna Hosta gave me but it's in the bubblewrapped little greenhouse right up against the house wall and my fingers are crossed.  I think I'll drape some fleece over the fig 

Brrrrrrrrrrr! Cold night ahead

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 19:15

The forecast is for temperatures on Monday night to plummet and there will be a very hard frost right over the UK.


If you've not protected your tender plants, do it tomorrow! 


Beans and Sweetcorn combo?

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 19:12

We grow the sweet corn variety Swift - it crops early and copes better than most with the UK climate and lower light levels - although it's not happy in more than a little shade. 

Last edited: 27 November 2016 19:13:02

Soil Treatment

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 19:08

Hello  


If your soil contains clay I would incorporate as much organic matter as possible, well rotted manure/good home made compost/leaf mould.  It will be broken down and incorporated into the soil and I'm sure that would be fine for your border plants.  In the spring I would dress the bed with Fish, Blood and Bone at the rate given on the pack. - it's a slow release organic general fertiliser whereas Growmore is an artificial fertiliser and is now believed to be bad for the worms and invertebrates that contribute to a healthy soil.  


I hope that helps. 

Trehane Nursery

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 18:43
Logan says:

....  Dove I've got a super column pear tree, still young yet.


See original post

 We've got a Concorde Pear - we bought it as a maiden four years ago from Reads Nursery and trained it as an espalier  at the edge of the terrace where we sit out and eat on summer evenings - it has three tiers now and we had our first four fruit this year - absolutely delicious 

laylandi hedge

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 18:32

I think I'd put a fence or sturdy trellis panels up and grow climbers. 

Frost Protection for Bay Trees

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 18:28

I have a lollipop bay in a large pot on the terrace in our back garden in Norfolk.  We wrap the pot in bubble wrap, mainly to prevent frost damage to the pot, and raise it up on pot feet to ensure good drainage so the roots don't get waterlogged.  


If your bays are planted in the ground and in a relatively sheltered spot they should be fine.  


In the spring a sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone will be good, but don't feed at this time of year ... trees and most plants are more or less dormant in the winter, and if it's not growing it doesn't need feeding. 

Moss in Flower bed

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 18:16

I'd just break up the surface with a hoe or rake.  The moss has formed because the surface has been compacted by the rain.  

Beans and Sweetcorn combo?

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 18:10

Don't think sweetcorn would work in grow bags 

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