Latest posts by fidgetbones

How to use this product/ Shropshire seaweed

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 17:39

I'm off to wet Wales to plant  blight resistant potatoes for the sister in law this week.   If you see a mad woman on Harlech or Criccieth beach collecting seaweed in trug buckets, its me.  I figure if it works for Jersey royals, it should work for these as well.

How to use this product/ Shropshire seaweed

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 17:36

I thought it was a bit far from the sea.

How to use this product/ Shropshire seaweed

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 15:48

Is there a lot of seaweed in  Shropshire?

Have my dahlias died ?

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 20:28

mine are not shooting yet either. plenty of time yet.

Breeding hellebores!

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 20:26

I let the bees pollinate them, then put paper bags over the seed heads as they were getting near ripe. I then sowed the seeds singly in deep roottrainers. I currently have a couple of dozen seedlings coming along nicely. As they fill those I will grow them on in deep pots for moving.

Compost Bin - holes in council bin

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 16:03

I find the ones with holes in the side make the compost dry out too much.  I use the holey one's for storing it to mature, but make it in the holeless type.

Can I use last year's tomato compost for this year's potatoes and j. artichokes?

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 16:00

Potatoes are the same family as tomatoes, and both suffer from blight. I would not reuse tomato compost for potatoes if there was any sign of disease on them last year. They would not affect the Jerusalem artichokes. I use tomato compost for winter bulbs, then tip it on the veg patch and fork in before planting beans.

ID again

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 22:11

then for really small ones

ID again

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 21:27

Have a look at these if you like little ones.

New Lavender Wilting

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 07:11

I think I would give it a bucket of water. Also if you have only just planted it, dig it up and peel the paper pot off it and loosen the roots a bit. Lavender thrives in dry poor soil, only if the roots have ventured far and wide looking for all available moisture.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

Pitcher or Burr Knot Apple trees.

Has anyone successfully rooted one? 
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