Latest posts by Edd


Posted: 28/04/2016 at 17:58

Perhaps not what you are looking for David but perhaps this might be a option?


Commemorative plant naming/RHS Gardening



Soil for pots

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 17:37

Re-pot too a bigger one, when the root system becomes pot bound using new compost below. 

If you don't want the plant to get any bigger or change the pot where it is then, take out the top inch or two of old compost and replace it, depending on size.

Pot plants can be very greedy when it comes to feed and water and yours sound like they are typical. If they are going well with what you are doing then why change it?

I think the slow release pellets only last about 6 month max so I'm not much help to you unfortunately.

A good mulch will help them last a lot longer.

Divide and rejuvenate where you can.

Mystery animal?

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 17:23

Click the green tree icon in the reply box below. about here             ^^^ (below this obviously)

A small window will appear with two tabs showing one for (your computer) and the other for (an external site).

Hit your comp tab and then pick select. This will take you to your computer files (new small window) where you can pick your file and press ok/open. The window will close and you will see your file name appear in the box next to the select button.

Now hit the upload button. This will probably cause a error window to open (Radupload ajax callback error with lots of text). Press return or the X (top right) 

Then wait till it appears in the small window. This can take a while so be patient.

When it appears press the save button and wait again. It should appear in the reply box but again this might take time.

Some files can be too big and will need to be cropped before they will load.

Hope this helps.

Sweat peas dying

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 17:11

After David (K) input, We are all budding experts now.

Thanks Dave.

I understand that having to repeat things over and over becomes an annoyance but that is what you sign up too


best general fertiliser to use for perennials & shrubs?

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 16:51
keenbutgreen wrote (see)

Are there any other choices?  maybe a granular version he won't find as appealing?





liquid comfrey

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 16:45

Manure, nettles and comfrey with a bit of carbon (brown card, paper/straw) sounds like a ideal compost mix to me.

nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) or NPK for short. 

I have associated the phrase "PiNK from the bottom up" to Dove but I remember her saying that it wasn't her. It is still a great one to remember.

From the root up, it goes:- (P) root growth. (N) Leaf growth and (K) fruit and flower growth. 

How old is your houseplant?

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 23:33

My 5 year old son showed me this and I must admit, It's cool.



HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 23:30

I'm so pleased you noticed that fidgetbones

But the FDA still rate the average daily allowance on mouses!!!! 

what ever next. (human trials) for humans??? WOW.  THEY MIGHT ACTUALLY GET RESULTS FROM THAT!?

(Sorry for shouting.)


Average gardeners spending

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 23:22

I'm  46 and have just bought my first plant for someone else that was not for commercial gain , My other half.

Its a Dieffenbachia and if taken, internally, it could kill.

There was a BOGOF offer so I could not refuse!

The phrase Commercial gain always got me. Does that mean I can sell the plants after and how soon would you like them after the death? To be honest before death would help me out a lot.


HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 23:04

fidgetbones. Its the new fountain of youth if they can stop it from shooting out your  other end.!!!https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjE-oKUpK3MAhXqI8AKHQwbDZgQFggzMAI&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.medicalnewstoday.com%2Farticles%2F264218.php&usg=AFQjCNHsZFLW_nJ2ySRGpscwlks8pX4E9g (sorry it was the first thing i found and it needs more looking into )


Patronising Verdun ??? No No No!

I would swap you a ladder for a mountain down there any day Verdun.

Unfortunately you have the winning edge as you have the climate, down there.

Then again trying to sell crampons and climbing ropes in Cornwall never worked out for me. It never even sound right!!!!



Discussions started by Edd

Where is my grass?

Replies: 24    Views: 1006
Last Post: 10/02/2016 at 19:54

Comfrey. Can we juice it and drink it?

Replies: 24    Views: 1411
Last Post: 16/01/2016 at 11:30

You may have seen parts of this before?

Replies: 32    Views: 1758
Last Post: 19/07/2015 at 08:06

Found down a well.

Replies: 10    Views: 748
Last Post: 04/07/2015 at 16:09

Coriander. Is it cut and come again?

Replies: 9    Views: 759
Last Post: 29/06/2015 at 13:38

Rose cutting from St Georges day?

Replies: 2    Views: 506
Last Post: 24/06/2015 at 08:46

To Pee or Not to Pee – That is the Question?

Replies: 13    Views: 835
Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 21:38

National Garden Competition 2015.

Replies: 14    Views: 1294
Last Post: 05/04/2016 at 19:39

How to get lawn stripes? (not what you think)

Replies: 11    Views: 974
Last Post: 09/11/2015 at 18:12

Thinking of upsetting the neighbors?

Replies: 10    Views: 907
Last Post: 26/05/2015 at 11:08

Coffee Jars

Replies: 3    Views: 677
Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 19:15

FREE Incredicompost.

Replies: 12    Views: 2045
Last Post: 01/05/2015 at 07:32

ID? Weed or plant

what if we had our own Id? 
Replies: 8    Views: 758
Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 14:19

Ought for Nought.

Replies: 11    Views: 1293
Last Post: 10/04/2015 at 14:56


Replies: 4    Views: 831
Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 17:58
1 to 15 of 41 threads