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Prevent compost pots from drying out

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 15:30

I think you may be making the mistake of watering little and often - it's much better to give the pot a total soaking - and then don't water it again until the compost is dry at least an inch under the surface e (stick your finger in up to the first knuckle). 

Use large pots and leave at least two inches free from compost at the top - when you water fill the pot to the brim and let it all soak in. 

That way the compost will absorb water much better and not become a dry solid mass. 

http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/basics/how-to-water-your-plants/361.html

Mail Order "A Lottery"?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 13:42

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Mister / sprayer - recommendation sought

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 12:34

I've even re-used one of the daily shower  spray containers - well rinsed of course. 

Mister / sprayer - recommendation sought

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 12:33

Just keep twiddling the nozzle until you get the fineness of spray you need

DRAT, NOT AGAIN

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 12:24

Don't worry Verdun - it'll soon be back to normal

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 The forecast for the rest of the weekend ......

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 12:18

Thanks Flumpy

I rotated it before I posted it, but somehow it turned itself back on it's side

It's lovely out there -  the sun is shining, the birds are singing and there are ladybirds 'bonding' literally everywhere I look - even on the lawn - I'm having to be careful where I walk

I'm giving a beds a good hoeing - then I'm going to give the clematis, honeysuckles roses and other flowering shrubs a good dose of clematis fertiliser before the rains come - if I've got enough FB&B left from last year I'll scatter that around too, but I've a feeling there's only a little left - I'll go up to the GC tomorrow and get some more, but this sunshine is too good to waste.

Just popped in for a mug of soup ... got to keep my strength up .........

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 11:35

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 Talking of sharing - rhubarb crumble anyone?

Unknown weed

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 10:38

Arum maculatum - aka Lords & Ladies, Cuckoo pint, Jack in the Pulpit and many other names

http://wildflowerfinder.org.uk/Flowers/L/LordsAndLadies/LordsAndLadies.htm

Great in a wildflower garden or woodland - not so good in a tidy border.  As has been said, you can dig them out or use glyphosate or both. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 10:02
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

bite the bullet and switch off the phone

 

That's what I told him - or at least put it on silent - but that's tantamount to cutting off his arm ... apparently

 

 

Front garden ideas?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 09:51

Definitely hostas

And Clematis alpinas and viticellas for the fence - will look fabulous!

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