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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Repotting new Christmas tree

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 21:31

I think you're right - put it into a decent pot with some John Innes Loam based compost, JI No 2 or 3 would be fine, with some added horticultural grit.  Put some crocks (pieces of broken terracotta pot or tile) in the bottom to aid the drainage.  

Keep him outside as much as possible - he's a forest tree from Northern Europe and won't relish the dry conditions of living indoors.  When he is indoors it might be a good idea to mist his leaves every day. 

Planted outside in ideal conditions he could reach between 20 -40 metres tall, but he won't do that while he lives in a pot.

Enjoy and send us of photo of him in his new pot with his tinsel on 

hi all from Worcestershire

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 21:23

It's all so beautiful, you'll miss it so much, but I wish you much happiness in your adventures 


Posted: 27/11/2013 at 20:50

Hello folks!   I fell asleep on the sofa after eating on of my Not Cornish Pasties 

I suppose all the apple pie has gone now 

If you could invent something...

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 19:21

I need a Tardis-type shed for storage - something that will hold all the tools and equipment tidily and in an easily accessible way and take up no space in the garden whatsoever. 

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 18:27

A stack of Not Cornish Pasties cooling in the kitchen - all the washing up's been done so you're all safe   Help yourselves folks 

Coastal hedge

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 18:24

Sea buckthorn makes a good coastal hedge - good for security and privacy because of the thorns and good for wildlife because of the shelter from predators  that a thorny hedge provides, together with the fact that because they are the last of the berries that the birds will eat, there are almost always plenty available for the winter migrants coming over from the continent.  

The berries are also high in Vit C and other nutrients, and my Russian daughter in law makes a delicious jelly from them, to eat with cold meats etc.


Posted: 27/11/2013 at 16:56

Bribes available 

Lawn scarifiers and rakers

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 16:55

Snap!  Cheaper than gym membership - aerobic exercise and good upper body workout! 


Posted: 27/11/2013 at 16:52

Not Cornish Pasties in the oven - anyone volunteering to wash up and tidy the kitchen? 

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plant offer in the Guardian 
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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

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Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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