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oriental poppies

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 13:04

I dug up an oreiental poppy because it was in the wrong place. It just fell into bits. I potted up each shoot with a bit of root and they aare now growing well, but probably won't flower this year. My others have flower buds in so  I think its a bit late to move them.

What's this plant?

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 21:34

I dont know what is is, but its not Jap Knot weed.

What are these I potted up?

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 21:31

I think the big one at the front is a phlox. Is the red stemmed one a cornus of some sort?

Plant ids please

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:52

No, scott, leaves similar, flower nothing like.

Plant ids please

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:46

Centranthus ruber

garlic mustard or jack by the hedge


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 16:54

You'll be late for the party on Friday night, Fairygirl. Get Verdun to send the helichopper for you. It should be able to land on the beach. Don't forget your swimming cossie.

Replacing conifers with hedge

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 12:19

If you mix the shreddings into the soil it will rob the soil of nutrients as it rots. I would mix any shreddings up with some grass mowings if you have some, and either compost in a bin, or in a covered pile somewhere to rot for a year. Then use as a mulch around shrubs etc.

Horse Manure - what to do with it

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 23:05

You could even use a cheap dustbin.

Any spare stuff can be used in a compost bin, mixed up with any other suitable stuff such as grass cuttings and shredded prunings.

Rose growers used to use the fresh droppings to put around the roses, and then let it rot on the surface. Fresh stuff cannot be dug in as it is.

Horse Manure - what to do with it

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 22:54

I would stack it in a spare bin, and let it rot for a year. If you turn it once and make sure it doesn;t get too dry, it will rot better. It is ready for use when it is crumbly and does not smell.


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 22:40

Yes, I used the glass ramekin things, but yoghurt pots work as well. Its just that we've eaten a lot of gooey lemon cheesecakes, and I cant bear to throw away the glass jars they come in. I collect seed in them later on in the year.

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