Dovefromabove


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bay tree looking sad

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 06:24

I use John Innes No 3 soil based compost with several handfuls of horticultural grit added for my bay.  They're not really happy in multi-purpose compost.

They're also greedy feeders when in pots and need several doses of fertiliser throughout the growing period.  I also spray the leaves of mine with seaweed spray about once every couple of weeks.  That perks them up no end.

I suggest that you should re-pot your tree in March, using loam-based John Innes No 3 with added grit, and an appropriate sized pot.

One of the additional benefits of using the loam-based compost is that it is much heavier than MPC (multi-purpose compost) and so even if your tree is in a smaller pot it will be weighted down and shouldn't be top heavy and blow over.

There's an explanation of over-potting and problems caused here https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=864

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 06:16

Good morning all

Chillier outside this morning - only 3C  - still quite blustery too. 

I wonder if BT broadband has been fixed yet?  Hopefully that's why a few regulars were absent yesterday - Fairy for one.

I was thinking some of us rural types could come up by Romani wagon and vardo with horses - we could borrow some from friends and if we set off now we'd arrive in time - that way we'll bring our own sleeping accommodation - can you arrange some parking for us Pdoc ........ gateways and driveways are fine

Lacy phacelia purple tansy everywhere. Cruelty to bees.

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 18:18

Fidget - PMs aren't working at the moment for some of us - the Tech Team are working on it - that's why I suggested email if she knew anyone who had my email address

Music in the Garden part 2

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 18:11

Love it David

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 17:33

Just a thought ... have we seen Fairy today? 

Hope she's not been blown away by Henry .... she's such a slip of a thing and those wings do catch the wind .......

Music in the Garden part 2

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 17:30

One of my favourites SGL - dancing around the sitting room now

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 17:26

Oooh yes KEF - could we have it at Pdoc's do you think? 

He's got a big garden - we could get him a log cabin couldn't we - we wouldn't annoy the neighbours .....promise

 

 

Lacy phacelia purple tansy everywhere. Cruelty to bees.

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 17:13

I've got plenty of poppies, thanks

What is this?

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 16:49

Hi Natalie L

If you're trying to upload a photo you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions ... if it doesn't work let us know

Large thread continuation

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 16:48

SGL  - hopefully when all the improvements happen you'll see the benefit

Fingers very crossed!

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