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Latest posts by Edd

seating area designb

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 14:10

Or perhaps something with a more rustic/country garden look.



seating area designb

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 14:04

Apologies if i speak out of term but it all looks very clean and formal at the moment. That is not necessarily a bad thing though. Have you considered something like this.


PlantSpotting. A Conceptual Project.

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 12:49

"To design for the serious user already with interests in botany and try to make it as accessible as possible to general users. Or instead to come from the other direction and take a softer approach aimed at people en masse to encourage them to engage more with plants and make botany/horticulture and even gardening in general more accessible to a wider audience?" 


I would go for both but It will all come down to the price unfortunately  Any approximate ideas?

What is going on with my lemon tree?

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 12:14

It looks like it is in a conservatory but the photo looks dark. All citrus trees grown in pots thrive on a balance of three things: bright light, consistent moisture and good drainage. They need eight hours of direct sun per day. You can get away with six, especially during the winter off-season, but bright light is required.

Are there any buds or leaves dropping off?

Old Herbaceous Border

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 12:05

I would hate to see it emptied. You could cut it all back and try and remove any weeds best you can, then see what happens this year. That must be better than removing and starting again.

Can soot be used

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 11:10

I am using a waste veg oil heater (chip pan oil) in my garage. It consists of 2 jam jars with a slit in the top and hessian sack as a wick, with two big terracotta plant pots stacked on top. it does the job, heat wise but i am getting about 2 handfuls of soot a week in the pots. It looks decent stuff and i would hate to waste it but the eye can be deceiving. Will this soot be any good in the compost and does it have any value?





When is the best time to plant star jasmine?

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 10:19

 It all depends on where and how it was grown. If it is indoors then grow star jasmine ( Trachelospermum jasminoides) plants in frost-free conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. I would go from indoor to cold frame and then plant out when a little warmer. Then step back and watch it take over. Very little work needed.

PlantSpotting. A Conceptual Project.

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 09:00

Is the DNA data bank (index of plants) already set up? and what happens if it can't identify the plant or it is a new species?


Fantastic idea. Very exciting.

Nemasys Vine Weevil Nematodes

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 12:19

It is the soil temp of above 5ºC (40ºF) when the little buggers become active so you could test the soil temp if you really can't wait. Remember to store the nematodes in the fridge until needed but i am sure you know that already.

Discussions started by Edd

Got this nice present today and i know its not from here.

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Slug farmers. Volunteers needed. (There's is method in my madness)

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Is it just me?

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Dare i or not???

should i plant this or not? 
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Major boo boo!

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Paper pots, first year. Will this become a problem.

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Beekeeper request.

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Growing mealworms for beginners.

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Vermicomposting for begginers

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Spam back again

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No need for moss killer.

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Professional Soil Testing Kit.

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Not sure this is appropriate here, but you should all know!!!

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Can soot be used

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