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Latest posts by Fleurisa

Excess Nitrogen in veg plot soil

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 10:20

Lettuce need nitrogen

Fruit tree as gift - advice please!

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 15:30

What about a fruit bush instead? A potted blueberry perhaps


Posted: 03/01/2014 at 17:05

Ammi majus and gypsophila are pretty annuals, Sarah Raven does them

Perlite or Vermiculite

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 17:00

Fine grit is usually used on seeds which need a long time to germinate and are left outside over winter. Vermiculite tends to be used on smaller seeds which need heat and light to germinate. I mix perlite into compost to improve drainage, but it tends to float to the top when watered so needs to have some compost on top to hold it down.

Front Gardens & Evergreens

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 16:56

My front garden has a mix of decidous and evergreen grasses, cytisus (broom) in pink shades, lavender, helianthemum (rock rose), armeria (sea thrift), dianthus (rockery types), bearded iris. I put in some spring flowering bulbs last autumn, I hope they come up ok. They are are mix of tete a tete daffodils, iris reticulata, snow drops (from my dad's garden) and crocus. This is all planted into a weed suspressing membrane covered in gravel. It has been planted for about 6 years now, I've had a few casualties (rosemary and french lavender) and made a few changes.

Fruit flies or what?

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 16:41

You need to keep the top surface of the compost dry and only water from below into a tray. You can buy yellow sticky paper to trap the flies onto, try a garden centre or b&q

French beans

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 11:03

Dwarf French beans!

Arbutus Unedo

Posted: 18/12/2013 at 07:56

What time do they flower? Could they have been hit by a late frost? Some plants fruit heavily in alternate years.

HELP!: My HousePlanted Yuacca Tree is dying?

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 15:22

Plants from garden centres or b&q are often infested with mealy bug when you buy them. The eggs are too small to spot, kill them with methylated spirits dabbed on with a cotton bud

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Bug Hotel

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