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End of the season thoughts

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 07:31

I'm a bit behind the curve due to having injured my wrist, so still have loads to do - and I'm awaiting delivery of some native-type daffodils due any day now.  Loads of perennials are still blooming their socks off so I'm not cutting them back yet and I think there's at least one more meal coming from the runner beans. There's lots more seeds to sow and I've still not planted up any pots of bulbs  ........... busy busy busy

Compost Heap

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 07:06

I'm going to turn mine thoroughly in just the way you describe (when the Under gardener has time to help me ) and then I'll cover the heaps and leave them for the winter.  We'll  have a look in the spring and see how they're doing.

Advice please - a climber for fence

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 06:57

What's the soil like - sandy/loam/clay etc and do you know if it's acid or alkaline?

How big is the area you want it to cover?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 06:50

Good morning Chicky and anyone else who's about

Cleve West?  I'm a big fan   Apparently he's a friend of a friend ....... still waiting for an invite to a barbie round his tho

Help for a novice

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 21:59

You're suffering from the gardening addiction that affects the rest of us here Derek. 

My life is very difficult as my OH works next to the garden centre and I often visit him at work

Your other half will appreciate all your hard work in the spring when your garden is looking lovely.  Bulbs are such an easy way to bring colour into your life

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 21:36

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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 21:33
Matty2 wrote (see)

Thanks fro asking - much more like me today - have done quite a bit in garden. Then stopped as don't want to aggravate the good that is happening. Don't want to be like that again 

Wrist and bruises improving??

Much better now thanks - a bit achey sometimes and knuckles still sore, but almost back to normal really.  OH takes good care of me   Apparently he's taking me out to lunch tomorrow 

Take care of yourself - concussion can be nasty for quite a while.

Help for a novice

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 21:23

Hi Derek - welcome to the forum - we're friendly here 

For the Clematis I'd use Fish, Blood & Bone or similar in early spring - Feb here in the UK. 

Bulbs and corms contain all the nutrition they need in order to flower so they don't need feeding now.  However, after they've flowered it's a good idea to apply a similar fertilizer to encourage the growth of plenty of foliage which will then feed the bulbs for the following season.

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 21:17

Who told you?????

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 21:14

Think we can cope with that

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