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seed/plug trays

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 18:54

expanded polystyrene will keep heat out as well as hold it in. I have used  ep fish boxes for growing things in, but have always considered the air temperature that the plant leaves are exposed to , to be the most important factor. I use plug trays for cuttings, and have no problems.


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 17:12

Chicky, have you got any ropes that you could anchor the tree with? to at least make sure it falls in the right direction!!

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 16:37

 Specially for Kef...

 Looking forward to Spring.

seed/plug trays

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 14:20

these are plug trays but not expanded polystyrene.They are a harder plastic and can be reused.


New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 14:06

Viburnum bodnantense  Dawn  lots of flowers and scent.

Corkscrew hazel(catkins)

Common hazel (catkins)

erysimum bowles mauve and walbertons fragrant sunshine.

Helleborus niger.

Helleborus shooting star.


hesperis matronalis

ox eye daisy

Lychnis coronaria

Lamium (gold leaves, purple flowers)

Broccoli gone too far.

 Blackberry. in flower. also still raspberries on, but look a bit manky so I'll leave them for the blackbirds.

White argyranthemum.

Cant count the welsh poppy as the petals fell off yesterday and the next bud isn't open.

 I guess Verdun gets the  first cream donut of the year.


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 13:53

I like the new avatar, Fairygirl. You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince.


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.


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.

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