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Latest posts by flowering rose

Wow! Sunshine at last.

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 13:25

lovely day sunday sky blue and a good walk on Quantocks after all this rain and in Weston-Super-Mare a different flood----of people enjoying the sun.

Multipurpose potting compost

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 13:22

for seeds I buy seed compost as seeds must not have to many nutrients to start with as they will go gangly also the soil is sterilized but for multipurpose I don't bother and make my own which is cheaper if for some reason I need  a bag of multi I but a cheap grow bag which is just as good as many of the multi composts are peat and perlite and expensive.

Allotment newbie, any clay-related advice?!

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 13:17

from someone who has clay soil I can tell you  you will have to dig a lot of compost peat  or similar to make it work ,if it has been worked over the years it might not be to bad but you will need to dig and put new compost in and possibly lime it too.

moving-house-and-taking-the-garden-too

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 13:12

my mother moved houses so many times and took most of her garden with her each time and my self have also taken most of my garden with me when moving.takes a bit of planning,potting,and re-locating but worth it.

Hyacinth

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 13:09

it does not need to much heat  ,and you will need to put the bulb in the dark until it shoots,also  place a bit of charcoal in the vase to keep water clear and they are better to grow if they are a forced bulb but not to much heat is the  thing.

What type of peas.

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 13:05

The best and cheapest peas that we ever and still do grow are a packet of dried peas from the supermarket cost 30p for more than you will need.They produced the best peas for my clay soil and they tasty as any other.

What now for my indoor hyacinths?

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 13:02

as above although I did leave some in a pot from last year(keeping it the shed and brought back in dec) and it flowered but they need to go into the ground to flower well next year or new soil.

rotting daff bulbs

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 15:53

one make sure you have drainage and if not flowering and just showing shoots cover with something to keep rain off or remove to shed for awhile.

Blood Fish and Bone

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 15:51

In drier weather  and I think most soils are ok  and certainly plants get a boost.

 

weather

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 15:48

very wet and windy and yet again the somerset levels gets  a deluge .We have just walked the front of severn beach and wind nearly blew us off our feet and got a soaking to boot.Good job the tide was out! Trees and things blown over and water every where but I thought I saw the sun just now.

Discussions started by flowering rose

next season

those basement bargains 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 22:12

parks and commons

a haven for everyone 
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Last Post: 05/12/2013 at 20:47

The demise of the front garden.

have we fall out of love with the front garden? 
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Last Post: 10/01/2014 at 11:45

getting those plants in before the storm

wallflowers,persian carpet. 
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Last Post: 29/10/2013 at 21:43

the best buy

a bay tree 
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Last Post: 16/09/2013 at 17:31

Talkback: How to tackle house plant flies

sounds good advice about watering less and covering with gravel.I had noticed it was better when I did this so good to confirm. 
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Last Post: 18/01/2014 at 11:39

perparing for next year

from planting to choosing the bulbs 
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Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 22:23

roundabouts and flowering baskets

the council have done a good job 
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Last Post: 31/08/2013 at 23:11

danger-for-the-sparrows

sparrow hawk 
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Last Post: 17/08/2013 at 22:48

Where you see us growing -beware.....

bog grass 
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Last Post: 24/07/2013 at 13:33

Norfolk a haven of wildlife

Barn owls on the fens 
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Last Post: 24/06/2013 at 22:28

breathing life into faded plastic chairs.

new life for the garden set set. 
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Last Post: 09/05/2013 at 16:12

Talkback: Plant diseases and busy Lizzies

is it because we are inporting more plants and the movement of people round the world.we are no longer confined to area and this makes for v... 
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Last Post: 19/03/2013 at 20:34

is re-cyling your green bin ,a good thing?

Chemical found in lawn clippings set to contaminate for years. 
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Last Post: 24/02/2013 at 12:15

The weather

The lost art of observation 
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Last Post: 10/02/2013 at 15:14
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