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Posted: 29/09/2015 at 08:38

Good morning Verdun

I'm going to post a query about my Geum Totally Tangerine ... advice needed


help please

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 07:30

Oooh, you might strain your backs!  I don't want to be responsible for that - spray with a weak solution of washing up liquid - I use one squirt of Ecover to a pint of lukewarm water in an old (thoroughly washed out) Daily Shower Spray container, but you can use a bought one if you must, approx 50p from Wilkos or 99p from a garden centre.

Make sure you get the underside of the leaves as well as the tops!

witch hazel dilemma

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 07:27

I agree 100% with Verdun


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 07:23

Morning DD


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 07:22

Agree - manure is what I use - I buy well-rotted organic farmyard manure in bags from the garden centre.

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 07:16

 Happy Birthday Nut - hope you have a lovely day ((hugs))

Love from both of us xx


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 06:59

Good morning all   Beautiful here this morning, the huge moon floating in a totally pink sky - fading now but amazing for a few minutes.

Pdoc, sorry to hear about NDNs - horrid situation - as Chicky says, 'out-nice them', while sticking to your guns of course - it's sooooooo annoying trying to be horrid to people who are smiling at you

Confusing info' re: onions sets (planting conditions)

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 06:49

Think we're looking at two different things - if using a rotational plan the section where onions are to be grown will already have been manured for the legumes and limed for the brassicas in previous rotations - that should be sufficient for the onions - adding manure to that section will not suit the root crops which would be grown with the onions when working to a rotational plan.  

That's how a basic crop rotation for a vegetable garden works - the planting conditions are an accumulation of what has gone before.

If starting from scratch and not using a rotational plan, then add manure.

The advice does not conflict - just different ways of providing the same conditions.

Blood moon....

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 06:30

Thank you Bob - really lovely to see and very clear - now I hope you're getting some zzzzzzzzzzzzs

Fruit & Vegetable Branding

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 19:19

Don't suppose it's any more unreasonable than that plugless bathtub with the taps running that kept featuring in my maths text book

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