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Posted: 07/01/2017 at 10:41

Many Happy Returns Bracken

Wildlife gardening

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 10:38

What are the garden boundaries like?  Can amphibians, reptiles and small mammals travel from one garden to another?

Planting roses

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 10:36

Ah!  Then some good general purpose slow release fertiliser - Growmore pellets maybe?

Does anyone else have another suggestion?

Last edited: 07 January 2017 10:36:54

Plant Ideas needed

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 10:34

What are your plans for the garden this year?

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 10:31
Hostafan1 says:

... Much talk about potential trouble when new president takes over on 18th. Some have left the country for fear of problems.

See original post

 I was wondering about the political situation ... hope things go smoothly ((hugs))

Glad the weather and sleep are good ... and that you've not caught my lurgy

Coal and wood ash

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 09:54

As I said, I would not use coal ash on the garden.  It can be harmful and contain toxins.

Information here

Looks like the wife wins again (we usually do )

Plant Ideas needed

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 09:51

That depends on what you want to grow - some plants need warmer temperatures to ensure germination.  Others will germinate quite happily in cooler temperatures, and others need to be outside in the cold.  My Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' seeds gathered last autumn, sown immediately and left outside have germinated this week. 

Planting roses

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 08:55

I would replenish the soil, adding lots of well rotted farmyard manure and fish blood and bone - then I would happily replace one rose with another - but I would also use mycorrhizal fungi when planting - it has been shown to result in better root growth and stronger healthier plants. 

Coal and wood ash

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 08:50


What do you burn on your fire?  I wouldn't use coal ash on the garden.

Last edited: 07 January 2017 08:50:50

Monty Don

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 08:49

I think he offers ideas then encourages the garden owners to focus on what they actually want and supports them to feel confident enough to do it.  Enabling them and helping them to become gardeners themselves, rather than present them with a fait accompli that they have had little hand in and don't know what to do with.

I think it's a brilliant programme

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