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Posted: Yesterday at 13:19

I think it's a bit early - the Norfolk commercial growers don't expect any field grown asparagus to be ready until mid April at the earliest.

The soil should start warming up with the warmer weather forecast for next week - that should wake the crowns up a bit.  


Posted: Yesterday at 13:11

I have mine in a bowl shaped terracotta container 17" diameter 8" deep.   I planted 3 agapanthus Sky Rocket in there three or four years ago and they've grown, multiplied and flowered beautifully each summer.

 I used a mix of half and JI No 3 loam-based compost and MPC, with a few handfuls of added horticultural grit and I've not renewed the compost yet ........ I might do so early next spring, if I get out into the garden before they start into growth ... I was too late this spring.  

White Fungus on fibre pots

Posted: Yesterday at 13:03

As far as I'm aware, unless someone has an extreme susceptibility/allergy there should be absolutely no problems.

 My OH has a tendency to asthma triggered by cats and strongly scented flowers, but has never shown any problems when we have lots of sweet pea seedlings etc in fibre pots (complete with white fungus) on the windowsills.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: Yesterday at 12:52

Just back from the GC with a car boot full of big bags of 'soil conditioner' and a small one of MPC, a ball of twine, some birthday cards ........................................................ and two pulmonaria      Opal and EB Anderson 

It's those dratted sticky labels again ................... 

White Fungus on fibre pots

Posted: Yesterday at 12:48

As Bob has said, perfectly normal - it's these fungi that help to break down the pot when you plant your seedlings out in the bed. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: Yesterday at 11:36

Nice chatty phonecalls from Wonky and her Bro 

Now I'm taking OH to the GC to load compost and mulch into the car ... we know how to live 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: Yesterday at 10:41

Obelixx ...  Nicholas Crane ... he grew up in Norfolk 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: Yesterday at 09:37

Oooh! I do like Neil Oliver 

Resurrected Nine

Posted: Yesterday at 09:33

Lovely thought SGL 

Resurrected Nine

Posted: Yesterday at 09:23

MU  I love to lie on the lawn on warm evenings and the bats swoop low over me - I think the gnats are attracted to me () and the bats are after the gnats. OH says the bats are sometimes within an inch or so of my face -  I can sometimes feel the 'rush of air' from their wings. 

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