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Posted: 29/09/2015 at 07:23

Morning DD


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 07:22

Agree - manure is what I use - I buy well-rotted organic farmyard manure in bags from the garden centre.

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 07:16

 Happy Birthday Nut - hope you have a lovely day ((hugs))

Love from both of us xx


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 06:59

Good morning all   Beautiful here this morning, the huge moon floating in a totally pink sky - fading now but amazing for a few minutes.

Pdoc, sorry to hear about NDNs - horrid situation - as Chicky says, 'out-nice them', while sticking to your guns of course - it's sooooooo annoying trying to be horrid to people who are smiling at you

Confusing info' re: onions sets (planting conditions)

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 06:49

Think we're looking at two different things - if using a rotational plan the section where onions are to be grown will already have been manured for the legumes and limed for the brassicas in previous rotations - that should be sufficient for the onions - adding manure to that section will not suit the root crops which would be grown with the onions when working to a rotational plan.  

That's how a basic crop rotation for a vegetable garden works - the planting conditions are an accumulation of what has gone before.

If starting from scratch and not using a rotational plan, then add manure.

The advice does not conflict - just different ways of providing the same conditions.

Blood moon....

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 06:30

Thank you Bob - really lovely to see and very clear - now I hope you're getting some zzzzzzzzzzzzs

Fruit & Vegetable Branding

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 19:19

Don't suppose it's any more unreasonable than that plugless bathtub with the taps running that kept featuring in my maths text book

North facing Garden

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 18:51

To start with I'd look at ferns, cyclamen hederafolium, alchemilla mollis, foxgloves, clematis alpina, blue leaved hostas, convallaria majalis, pulmonaria and geranium phaeum.

I'm with Pete on the micorrhizal fungi - use it on the rootball of shrubs at planting.

help please

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 18:40
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Fill a bucket with tepid water with a squirt of washing up liquid. Pick up a potted chilli plant with your fingers spread over the top of the pot to hole the compost in - turn it upside down and swish it around in the bucket until all the leaves are wet then turn it back the right way up and let it dry.

That'll sort them out.

I've copied the above from advice I gave on another thread a couple of weeks ago - it's the simplest way to deal with aphids on plants.

Good luck

wedding music

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 18:12

Perhaps not for the ceremony - but given Fidget and her hub-to-be's great love, I'd have to fit this one in somewhere

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