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So Annoyed!

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:08

Roast venison?



Sorry ... I'll get my coat ........................... there are other regulars on here who have had deer problems - hopefully they'll be along soon with some helpful tips

No apples and few crab apples.... :(

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:05

Do you know the varieties?  Some have larger fruit than others ...


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:04

Aww, so pretty - I've never done Easter decs, other than what I used to do in the church when I was involved there.  Don't really feel like it this year - but maybe next

plants burning but only in soil from outside?

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:02

Get as much of that manure as possible onto that soil and incorporate it - it will help to improve the soil structure.  However, at 30 years old a lot of the nutrients will have been leached out of it - you will have to add nutrients as well.  I would divide your plot into 3 or 4 sections and work out a proper rotation plan (have a look here ) and then you can concentrate on improving the fertility section by section.


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 19:55

What are they potted in?  What's the temperature in the greenhouse?  Is the compost too wet?


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 19:51

HB's Dinner is at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hyde Park

 Lucky Pdoc   Have a lovely time - when is it?


Liri - 'fraid I can't access that link,  but if the organist doesn't have it I'll try the sheet music shop in St George's Street, Norwich - they're very good.   Hope your mum's feeling much better soon

Now I'll try to have a proper read back ......   Ooh, Panda has internet

Foreign plants

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 19:23

I agree with Pansyface - roses developed for the Australian market are unlikely to do well in the UK.  Etoile de Hollande is a lovely rose. 

Another you might consider is Josephine Bruce - have a look here

Square foot gardening

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 19:15

Optimum site will have plenty of sun

plants burning but only in soil from outside?

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 15:03

But only the seedlings growing in garden soil are dying.  Obvious answer - sow your seedlings in proprietory compost.

As for wondering why other plants aren't growing in your soil -  from the analysis it sounds as if it's in really poor heart and needs the addition of good quality organic matter and a balanced slow release fertiliser.  I would use Fish, Blood & Bone as directed on the pack.


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 14:55

Oh dear, Poor Panda

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