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west facing wall

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 09:30

Hi recap and welcome   Don't worry about which forum you're posting in - we'll find you

Can you tell us a bit more about the wall and situation. 

How tall and how wide is the wall? 

Are you going to be planting in containers or in a bed at the foot of the wall, and what size are the containers/bed? 

Also whereabouts in the country are you and what is the soil like (if you're planting in a bed)?

Sorry to throw so many questions at you, but it will help to get the best advice


Posted: 07/12/2014 at 08:34

If you wait a few more days you might find the postman brings you some Fg, then you can just Tippex the names out and write over them


Posted: 07/12/2014 at 08:01

Good morning all

Frost earlier last night, but by the time I got up (at 5am ) it was 6C, which is warmer than it got all of yesterday! 

I wonder what weather today will bring

On the To Do list today are Finish the Cards, choose the paint for the decorating after Christmas, prep more red cabbage and pears for pickling .... that'll do for a start

Building a garden bed over cement plzzzz help

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 06:35

If they're planted in good soil tomatoes don't need feeding until after the first truss of fruit has set.

Also seedlings aren't developed enough to need or to cope with additional fertiliser - a bit like giving a new baby a full steak dinner!  Too much nitrogen (the 7 in your 7-3-3) will have 'burnt' the roots.

There should have been enough nutrition in the new pot of soil to enable them to grow steadily for a while, then when they've used all of that they'll be bigger and need planting out into the garden.  When you plant them into well prepared garden soil they could have a light feed of a slow release fertiliser. 



Catch up next year.

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 06:10

And a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year to you too Zara.  Hope the move goes well and that you enjoy making a new garden for your new home.

What are good quality tools for beginners

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 19:34

Another vote here for Joseph Bentley - good mid-range quality, well-proportioned and the solid ash handles feel good in your hands - and they look good


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:55

Verdun - thinking of you and your mum ((hugs))


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:39

KEF - you have a PM


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:36

Fg - thanks for the kind offer - you can come round and supervise if you like - Lovely builder is doing the decorating as it will be the whole house except the bedrooms and the downstairs loo i.e. the hall, stairs, landing, bathroom, kitchen and large sitting/dining room, and the hall ceiling has to be replastered first!  That'll be messy

Well done Panda

Cards half written, supper half cooked .............. back later.................

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:30

Bless you Matty ((lots of hugs)) - it's a strange thing to say but that sounds really positive - many many good wishes for the best possible outcome for you.

Take time between now and Monday to sit and reflect on what it is you want for yourself.  Positive thoughts winging their way to you.

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