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How often do you feed your Annuals?

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 13:48

Feeding depends on the state of the soil to a great extent. Where i have sandy soil, the nutrients get washed out and it need fresh feed each year.  Clay patches get a lot of compost to lighten it and I only add the feed when I plant perennials, then I leave it to get on with it.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 13:44

I have a seedling you can have, Mrsgarden

A new log path project

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 12:46

I like that too. I have same reservations about logs being slippy, as fairygirl, but as you say, the chicken wire does damage the aesthetics. You could always walk on the gravelly bit when wet.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 12:41

OK Kef, its yours. The glass  panda is not included.!

How to hide neighbours house

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 12:39

If you want a flowering cherry, I would have a look here.

http://www.chrisbowers.co.uk/category/japanese-flowering-cherries/

Chris Bowers is very good for fruit trees.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 12:35

Happy Birthday for tomorrow, Gardengirl. Put your feet up for a day and have a rest.

Verdun, do you dead head your hellebores when the colour fades?.  I have been deadheading the H. niger as the old flowers distract from the new, but I don't know whether this prolongs the season?

Does anyone out of next wednesdays snowdrop lot want this dusky pink/purple single hellebore?. I'm digging it up to make room for doubles in that bed.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/37262.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 12:28

Bobs best is from cotswold garden flowers. for info try here.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardeningadvice/7415732/How-to-grow-hellebores.html

I have to stop buying hellebores for this year. I dont know where i'm going to put this lot. I just couldn't resist.There was a lot of swapping in and out of a trolley to restrict me to six. I said I wasn't having any more singles, and then I got two Neons. one with yellow backed flowers, and one with red backed. The single white nigers can go in the front. I don't put anything exquisite or expensive there, in case it disappears in the night.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 11:48

The type are the ones that panda is cowering under in her avatar. They were here when I moved in, and I just spread them around a bit. I'm not  very knowledgable about snowdrops. I can identify single ones, doubles, big ones and yellow ones.  I found out the last two are too expensive for my pocket.

How to hide neighbours house

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 11:44

New houses are usually built on concrete rafts. Trees are much less likely to disturb the foundations than the old method of building.  I wouldn't plant an oak, but things like flowering cherries, or even a big apple tree on a vigorous rootstock such as malling 106 will hide a slab of wall, if you plant it say 20ft away from the building, leaving some room behind for compost heaps etc.

Or maybe you could get the owner of the slab to grow a climber up his wall to soften  the view?

Chicken manure - what should I do with it?

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 11:35

Chicken manure will burn any plants it comes into contact with. It is stronger than horse manure. I agree with philippa, I would use it well mixed into the compost heap, and use it as an activator.  Once the heap has heated up, turned and heated up again, it will then be fit to use on the garden. If you're short of clippings to mix it with, rip the newspapers into shreds and add that as well as some water.

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