Latest posts by fidgetbones

An apple a day.....

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 19:32

Have you been giving it a bucket of water every week since March.? Newly planted trees take a year to really get their roots down. I wouldn't worry about flowers dropping off, they shouldn't be allowed to fruit the first year anyway.

Last edited: 02 June 2016 19:34:29


Posted: 02/06/2016 at 19:30

I'm pretty disgusted that pansyface has been blocked.

If she can still read this, I send all my best wishes and hopes for the future.

Progress update

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 19:18

If this carries on, all they will have are the hip young things with their phones. I suspect that most of the regular posters are a lot older, some infirm or disabled, Are young hipsters that interested in gardens.?

Last edited: 02 June 2016 19:19:11

Browning paper

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 13:54

Colour coming out of the seed coat. Don't eat the paper.

meconopsis lingholm seeds

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 07:51

If you Google rock dust, start with the seer centre. The only place it doesn't seem to have improved crops, is in the wheat belt of Australia, which is really sandy soil. It needs the humus and fibre and worms for it to work. Mixing it with home made compost is the way to go if you only have a small bag.

meconopsis lingholm seeds

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 07:47

I think my veg taste better than any you can buy, but I'm probably biased.

meconopsis lingholm seeds

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 07:34

It was pretty poor soil when I took it over. I did get some magnificent onions the first year. The onion patch was a mix of sand and shale, it got six inch of well rotted fym on it plus calcified seaweed (maerl), rock dust and blood fish and bone. It's pretty good soil now.

meconopsis lingholm seeds

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 07:23

Rock dust is finely ground volcanic rock from Scotland. It  was marketed as Seer or verve , but now seems to be branded Remin. It is all the same. It is used to remineralize poor soils. up to a kilo per square yard can be applied, it works best when worked in by worms in a humus rich soil. The marketing people claim that the plants grow   stronger  therefore are more resistant to pests and diseases.  

You can get it off of Amazon or from b and q

I used a one tonne bagful along with a couple of trailerloads of farmyard manure on my veg patch. I have not noticed any decrease in the slug population in the veg patch. I still drown a lot in slug pubs.

My flowers ..

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 19:22

Good one kef. Are you sure it was from me? Was it one of the touchwood seedlings? Your blue poppy is better than mine. It was sending up a flower spike, then a snail chewed it off.

Oh lordy... is this a mass of ground elder?

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 19:14

It forks out a lot easier then ground elder.

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