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looking for prunus!

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 09:19
skodaboy67 wrote (see)

prunus cerasifera oakville crimson spire is the name you are looking for  flemings nurseries is one place you might try

As has already been established, Flemings are in Australia - the request is for a supplier for the UK. 

looking for prunus!

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:10

I wonder if this rather gorgeous fastigiate LiquidambarStyraciflua might suit your purpose

Talkback: How to make a contemporary raised bed

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:05

How long is a piece of string?  

If you're going to buy everything new from the builder's yard you can price the materials up online (other builders' merchants are available)

or you can visit local deadstock auctions, scrap yards and use ebay and Freegle and other such sites and probably build one for virtually peanuts 


Posted: 29/03/2014 at 07:56

This might be helpful 

Tomato Feed - Yes or No

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 07:41

I'll be sowing my outdoor toms mid to late April, they'll live on the kitchen and dining room windowsills until they're too big to fit there, then hopefully it'll be ok for them to go out into the two mini-greenhouses until they burst out of them, when they'll just have to go into big pots on the south-facing terrace. 

Bernie Bungs BBC Bosses

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 07:38

I think we have to look on they bright side ..... we can get out and do our hobby ourselves - even at this time in the morning - those who spend their lives glued to the GP can only watch others doing it and have to get their thrills vicariously

But, yes, get your point absolutely 


Posted: 29/03/2014 at 07:36
Clarington wrote (see)

Morning all!  F1 Playing in the background and Clarington impatiently waiting for that cup of hot squash oh offered ages ago. ............

Morning Clari - can he get me another coffee while he's at it? 

Topsoil help needed

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 07:17

Hi lee

Soil conditioner is just another name for garden compost, manure or spent mushroom compost, all of which will improve the condition/structure/fertility of your soil.

Garden centres sell bags of compost labelled 'soil conditioner' to differentiate between it and the various types of potting compost. 

Black Gold is just a brand of compost with soil added.

Farmyard manure is what it says it is - if you're buying it in bags from the garden centre it should be well rotted when you get it and it can be dug straight into your soil - it's my first choice to improve my soil!!!

You can also buy 'spent mushroom compost' (look online) and this will also improve the condition of your soil - however it will contain lime so if you garden on acid soil and wish to grow acid loving plants it's not a good idea to use it.

Wine making

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 07:05

Welcome back Peat   Think I'm glad I didn't take you up on your offer to go with you on a free holiday .......... I've enjoyed myself at home and have managed not to break my toe even once (so far!!!)

Enjoy that broccoli 

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