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Please help me identify these plugs

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 09:30

Water with a fine rose  until the pots are soaked every morning. If you are only misting them the compost underneath will stay dry and they will struggle.

Compost query

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 09:20

I want to be able to open a bag and just use it. I did get some Lidl compost in an emergency. Three bags and an hours seiving later, I had one bag of chunks of wood, bark etc, and a six inch stainless steel nail., plus some bits of blue plastic for the bin.

I like Levington pro M3 best. Its peat based, handles well, and the plants did a lot better in a trial against  Arthur Bowers that I also bought in a hurry one weekend.

My mum gets a pallet full of the Levington delivered and I split it with her. Garden centres dont usually stock it. The pro stuff is different to the levingtons sold in garden centres.  You may find it in small nurseries that grow their own plants.


Posted: 24/06/2015 at 09:07

Get those sweet peas in, edd.  Never too late if they are still alive.

I love the colour. I did have five pallets to make a bughotel with.  One is smashed to smithereens, and only suitable for firewood. One may be rescuable.

A certain 10 year old will not be coming to parties at my house again.

Please help me identify these plugs

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 09:01

As soon as the roots reach the side of the pot, move it into the next size pot.

Check under the shuttle trays for slugs and snails. They will decimate the delphiniums and rudbeckias.


Posted: 24/06/2015 at 08:54

Sunny here. I may cut down the hesperis and see if I can shoehorn a few cosmos in.

I hope everything goes well, lily.

We still have loads of jam left from last year. Since I cancelled bread in our house, after OH was diagnosed as prediabetic, we haven't been eating it.

Ive also got to deal with all the goosegogs. I only grew them for Dad.

ID please

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 08:48

If I go later in the year, I will try and remember to get some hips. I think there were some shrivelled up black things, but I left them as I thought they were well past it.  The roses I saw in the  sand were less than six inch tall, with many small leaflets. I wonder how high they would grow in decent soil with a bit of muck under them.

ID please

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 08:03

I saw something very similar all over the sand in the walk through to the beach at Harlech. I had never seen them there before, but it has always been later in the year when we went. Very short growing, yellow flowered rose. I was amazed it could grow in what are virtually sand dunes.

Shade pollinators

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 07:59

Ajuga, lamium. Both good for ground cover and the bees like the flowers.


Posted: 23/06/2015 at 20:41

Lovely dog matty. I hope she settles in well and the cats dont  terrorise her.

I am watching Mr T screwing artificial plants to someone elses house wall, by drilling holes in it. While its all very laudable, if I was the neighbour, I would be out there telling him to leave my house wall alone.


Posted: 23/06/2015 at 20:29

Is it an oriental poppy? if so after flowering, cut it down and move it with a good size root ball and water it in well.

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