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Your Opinion on Grow Lights

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 20:17

Expensive. I think they get used a lot by people growing certain crops in the attic.

ID please

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 20:15

The birds like the seed heads.

Climbing french beans

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 20:14

The ends that hang down, I just wind around the next cane and they grow up again. bit of a tangle but it works.

ID please

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 20:05

A type of amaranth I think.

Reddish leaves underside and then red tassels later.

I had Amaranthus hypochondriacus (really) last year , and its seeded all over.

Feed borders now?

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 21:54

I love that clip of the jewel garden at the beginning.

I'm watching back issues of beechgrove.

East Anglia Forkers Outings

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 21:50

This Sunday , I am planning on going to the National Roscoea collection , in Shrewsbury.

http://www.nccpg.com/Events/Cautleya-and-Roscoea-17-Aug.aspx

If anyone wants to meet up, let me know.

Feed borders now?

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 21:21

I give the soil a feed in Spring with fish , blood and bone.

If you feed perennials in borders now, you get soft growth and more damage with the frosts. The only exception I would make is for dahlias in full flower,where I would give a high potash feed, such as comfrey, tomorite or phostrogen.

Growing aquilegia from seed

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 21:18

Aquilegias dont need heat. They do better with a bit of shade. Advice from Carrie Thomas who has the national collection is here...

http://www.touchwoodplants.co.uk/sowing%20aquilegias.htm

I had 20 packets of her special doubles last year, and I have more seedlings than I know what to do with.

raised beds

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 21:12

You can staple a layer of thick plastic compost sacks to the inside to separate creosote or tar from soil.

raised beds

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 21:05

Yes

 

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has anyone achieved this? 
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