Latest posts by HyppyByker

Acer assistance - NEWBIE NEEDS HELP!

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 09:21

Good luck thi them - think of them as an extended period lucky bag

What compost mix for poataoes in sacks?

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 09:15

ours will be well behind yours then - only planted them last night! 

April in Your Garden

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 18:05

Lucky girl - the anticipation would kill me

I saw an amazing show of them at a pub I stayed at in Kent last year and I've hankered after them since.  NOt sure how they'd fare in the northwest tho

Acer assistance - NEWBIE NEEDS HELP!

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 18:02

If you 'Resize' the image to a lower pixel rate and save it you should be able to upload it.

Acer assistance - NEWBIE NEEDS HELP!

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 18:00

They need light but not warmth so if they don't get much standing in their little pots on the floor, raise them up on something - just make sure they're not in danger of being blown over!

Did you put any stones of broken crocks in the bottom of the pots to help with drainage?  If not, stand the pots on something ridged with holes in the bottom to allow the excess water to drain away.  A plastic meat tray with holes made in it will do a reasonable job and the deepones will hold the pots upright too.

And yes sycamores are bad - when the leaves get a bit bigger, check them against mummy or you might be growing monsters!

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:

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

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


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!

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What compost mix for poataoes in sacks?

Rather than buying I'd rather make it up 
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How do I get rid of them organically? 
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