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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 13:48

Yes,Fairygirl. Apparently, 90% of plants have this relationship with the fungi,and as you say it helps take up of water and nutrients.  But brassicas don't and proteacae don't. But I would have thought that a humus rich soil would have enough fungi in, and a sandy soil next to none.

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:49

Yes,, I want to see more pictures from Verdunland.

and then I'm throwing in the trowel.

Compost bin

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:47

I shred rose and bramble. It rots down quickly when chopped up fine and mixed with grass cuttings. Burn anything diseased with blackspot.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:43

I am a bit bemused by the mycorrhizal fungus. Wouldn't any well rotted FYM or a bucket of good home made compost supply the same?

 They use it a lot in Australia, but they are planting on practically pure sand. I thought I had sandy soil until I saw what my friend had in Perth. You might as well try planting on a beach. They add the fungi powder, but no nutrients for natives.If you add nutrients, the native plants die.

Major Garden Overhaul

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:36

You can make a cottage garden as cheap or as expensive as you want.

 Geoff Hamilton made two cottage gardens, to please either pocket.

You can get his DVD on amazon for £8. this has three series in, but the cottage garden one shows you some examples to go on with.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Geoff-Hamilton-Collection-Anniversary-Gardeners/dp/B000R343M6

That would give you some idea to get started with. You might need a contractor to lay paths, but you can do it yourself.

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:28

Lovely photo, is it one of yours?

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:27

Happy  New Year to you to , David

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 00:21

I'm raising a glass to a brilliant 2014. cheers everyone.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 19:34

Glad it went well , John.  Happy and Healthy New Year to you too.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 19:24

Happy new year everyone

 

 

 

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