Latest posts by fidgetbones

How to use this product/ Shropshire seaweed

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 17:45

Apparently Shropshire seaweed is dried bladderwrack  or knotted wrack from Ireland. Then they cold press it.   I wonder if Shropshire trading standards  could decide if (Shropshire seaweed)that is a false trade description.

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.

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