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My new garden...suggestions appreciated.

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 07:32

Welcome Sessi 

Can you take some photos of your garden and post them on here?  That will give us an idea of the possibilities 

 

To post a pic click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions. 

 

Bolting rubarb

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 07:30

I don't use liquid feed on my rhubarb - I use FB&B in the spring and mid-summer, and mulch with copious amounts of well-rotted farmyard manure in the spring and autumn.  

Garlic

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 07:26

I ought to add that this is the first time we've grown garlic (strictly speaking this is the Under Gardener's garlic), but a friend is a garlic farmer, and  his garlic fields  look like this 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 07:17

He knows where to come for advice 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 07:13

Good morning Chicky - I'l enjoy the weather for you 

Later on today I'm going to visit son and daughter in law and staying the night, so OH is in charge of the tomato and courgette seedlings!!!

Garlic

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 07:11

As long as it's only the tips and/or the oldest leaves it should be fine. 

Trailer of top soil

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 06:34

Surely bags of compost will be more expensive than topsoil   

Not sure what your project is, but for growing things my preferred route is to dig in lots of well rotted farmyard manure(bought in bags from the GC if not available direct) rather than bought compost. 

grass seed not germinating

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 06:17

With respect to other's experience - the Lawn UK website says this, stressing it in bold print " ....It is also worth noting, that there needs to be adequate warmth in the soil, 6-8 degrees Celsius is required for germination, and this is usually when the air temperature is above 10 degrees Celsius."

  https://www.lawnuk.com/faq/when-you-should-sow-grass-seed 

and the RHS website says ".... Seed germinates most readily in early autumn and mid-spring.  The soil is warm, there is plenty of moisture and the weather is neither too warm nor too cold......"  it goes on to say ".... germination should take between 7 and 10 days ...."

https://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=424 .

And indeed that is also my experience

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 06:01

Good morning Archiepem and any/everyone else up early on this lovely morning - Happy St George's Day to you 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43120.jpg?width=282&height=179&mode=max

 

Garlic

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 22:08

Ours looks similar - we're not worried about it 

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