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Acer assistance - NEWBIE NEEDS HELP!

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 17:48

* shudders*

Acer assistance - NEWBIE NEEDS HELP!

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 17:40

They're probably just a bit too wet and over fed - when they were snugly cuddled up to Mum she would have taken up all the excess moisture.

Now they're in their own compost it's a different matter - it's new compost so will hold the water even better than the old stuff they're used to and it also has a lot of nutrients in it which as toddlers they're not really ready for.

So I woud stand them out of the rain and let them dry out a bit - they'll probably rally round

April in Your Garden

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 17:34

They look gorgeous in the sun but these dull days don't bring them out at all - they're Ronaldo, freebies when I placed a large bulb order

You guys talking about foxtail lillies has got me salivating - musty find some from somewhere....

April in Your Garden

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 17:17

Last year was the 1st year of spring bulbs in what I call the shrubbery and it was a glorious show:

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7194.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7195.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 This year I haven't seen this 9 headed beauty at all and this is the view

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7196.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 Still, it's an improvment on 2010....

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7197.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 Lol!

Save our bees

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 12:38

Avaaz and 38Degrees have acheived unthinable successes by highlighting big business & political agendas which ride rough-sgod over the week and defenceless to ordinary people and giving us a chance to make our voices heard.

Let's hope that they can do the same for the bees and shame Bayer and their shareholders into behaving responsibly towards the planet.

There's always hope!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 09:41

Saturday was ok so sepnt 5 hours potting up and on but yesterday was a wash out - and very windy and cold.  W've got blue skies and sunshine in Cheshire this morning but that chill wind is still blowing.  Flippin' slugs are having a field day grrr

What compost mix for poataoes in sacks?

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 09:38

Great tips - thanx guys.  Lurpac on the list

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 09:56

My seedlings are damping off because it's so damp even in the greenhouse and short of putting the heater on I don't know what to do to help things - all the windowsills indoors are already full

Talkback: RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2009 - herbs for wildlife

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 20:05

I've got fennel and yes it sefl-seeds but they're easy to spot and remove before they get too big and they look gorgeous in winter with the frost on.  Do like the idea of  the bulb version for swallow tails tho

I'm growing nettles too. No I haven't gone mad - they've got quite shallow roots which run so to counter that I'm planting a clump in a buried container as you would mint.  They've been in a container that's no more than 10" deep since last August and they've made a lovely stand already so it's working.

I'm just desperate to get mor beutterflies in the garden so I'll try anything!

WIll go for the angelica sage and maybe the valerian this year

What compost mix for poataoes in sacks?

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 19:49

To get the other half involved in more hands-on gardening I've bought him a set of 3 potato sacks and seed potatoes.  It was a little late and they've not chitted too well but I think they need to be planted now to have any chance.

What compost should we use?  I was thinking along the lines of peat-free shrub & tree, garden and mushroom.  Anything in that to sacre the horses or anything missing?

Any help gratefully received - I'm a flower gardener not a veggie!

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