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Rubbish mpc

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 10:43

Frank/Dad - I only use extra grit if it's something a bit delicate or needs really sharp drainage, or when I'm potting on. I don't sow in the autumn either - only at this time of year which is less of a problem -  and can honestly say I've have never had issues with seed germination. I do take a bit of time to make sure the compost is relatively fine, but I also don't grow as much stuff from seed as most people. If I did I might spend a little more time 'footering' with it! 

I think Welshonion's right - we can't have our cake etc...

Message from Mike

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 10:36

It's brilliant BB. Well done  

What veg are you growing this year?

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 10:35

art - I'm already healthy. I may be Scottish but I  don't deep fry everything - I find the lettuce burns....


I often say that too (although not Suffolk!) but I'd need to start playing the lottery 

 I grow what I like to eat - mainly some salad crops, toms and strawberries, but I don't want  a huge veg patch here as it would be a compromise too far.  I simply don't have enough time either, but maybe once I eventually retire, and stop moving house....

clematis leaf problem

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 10:22

I had to compost a couple of lovely stems of Etolie Violette  with buds yesterday - those little 'darlings' are the culprits 

I am currently building one Dove....

65 feet. Trouble is - if your neighbour chucks 'em 65 feet in your direction, it just becomes a swap...

Delphinium Soil Ammendments

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 09:40

Isn't this forum brilliant! 

And can I come and stay with one of you? Anywhere in Italy would do me  

Rubbish mpc

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 09:28

I've used it Pentillie, as I have a lot of areas to fill up and make into new beds. I also used it for a few seeds and for potting on a few small perennials into bigger pots. It's not too bad- or hasn't been so far. I also bought some B&Q stuff which was lousy last year but this year's bags were a lot better. All seeds sown in it have germinated. I left the bags (at B&Q) which were last years - they're 60L size and this year's are 50. 

I also bought some bark from Asda - the first bag I opened and emptied contained a large stone about the size of my hand! Will be used in the garden though 


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 08:17

Thanks OL. I totally agree - I have lots of friends with dogs and it infuriates them too. What's really sad is that the boy from the council said it's a worse problem now than ever before. Incredible in this day and age.

Ignore the cretins OL. Seems to be a sign of the times doesn't it. You know who your friends are, and I'd reckon that's pretty much everyone on the forum.  

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:48

You should post that on the camera thread AWB. The second pic - in particular - is lovely with that reflection. 

lifting winter pansies for geraniums

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:46

I've just cut back a load of violas in pots Lavande and will move them into fresh compost soon. 

Those little orange ones are lovely- well worth giving a bit of tlc. I'd agree with Dove that they look like violas. I have a black one and those would look great with it.They go on forever if you cut them back and give them a little boost. 


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:37

Oh it's a long story's of the four legged variety and they leave something behind...I'm sure you can work it out . Been an issue ever since I moved here. Council are very supportive but I can't catch the irresponsible thoughtless horrible owners....

But I will....

Might build one of those..that'll give me something to do when I'm not busy. 

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