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Latest posts by HyppyByker

Jet Stream finally moving up

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 12:47

Rain, we need rain! whodathunk we'd be saying that 3 months ago!  Bit owrried the satellite maps show it might miss me in the Cheshire Gap

But the warmth and sunshine will be very welcome



Transplanting japanese acer

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 08:54

I have one to tackle this autumn - it's been in the wrong place 2 years longer than it should have been and hs grown quite large.


I'm sure I heard or read on/in Gardeners' World that the reason before you should dig around the root-ball and fill with loose compost so any damage is repaired before you move it and it's easier to dig up - did I dream it?

Using nettle & comfrey juice

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 19:57

It is pretty foul isn't it?

That helps I think so I'll get feeding with the comfrey and leave the nettle to the compost - thanx


Using nettle & comfrey juice

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 07:29

Forgive me if there's already a thread on this but I can't find anything.

Last year I made litres of nettle juice with just a bit of comfrey in and then I realised it was nitrogen-rich so worried that it wasn't what I needed for flowers and fruit.  This year I've just got comfrey on the go as I think I heard it has more potassium in it so would be better for flowers & fruit.

What's the best use of them both and at what stage in a plants life?

Built up a new compst bin at the weekend and watered it in with the nettle juice so I reckon that should be pretty good

What's loving all this rain?

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 16:59

Meadowsweet i the bog garden is ENORMOUS and I noticed some in the wild much taller and denser than normal.  My one rose has flowered continuously for weeks and weeks with no sign of the buds letting up - will definitely try to water more in hot years in future. 

Self-set calendular and giant nasturiums are everywhere and flowering abundantly.  The lupins have been stunning but the leaves are like lace curtains from the slugs n snails now

Horsetail - Help!

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 16:43

That's brilliant!  I wondered why their lawn wasn't affected - that must be it.

Cheers asperge

July in the garden!!

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 16:24

Thanx   Been really rewarding this year despite the rotten weather

Do you fancy an ivy covered wall?

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 14:08

The thing I find most sad about all this is that the neighbours knew the old lady had left yet didn't take it upon themselves to cut it back themselves.  And even worse, it was probably because of fears of prosecution for trespass or elf & saftey.


Posted: 13/07/2012 at 14:04

I'll be out with the torch tonight in the rain - need to find the beggars who have ruined 3 dahlias grrr

What an exciting Friday night!  Maybe a visit to the pub beforehand is in order.....

Deutzia - should it stay or should it go now

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 14:01

Oh 'eck Pam - now you've confused me!  Looks like I've got to find space for all 3 then - help I need a bigger garden!

Discussions started by HyppyByker

Can I use any leaves for leaf mould?

Such as crocosmia 
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Should I thin the squash fruitlets?

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Propagating vibernum bodnantense

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Using nettle & comfrey juice

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Horsetail - Help!

not encountered this beast before 
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Deutzia - should it stay or should it go now

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White bugs infesting compost bin

What are they and how do I get rid of them? 
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Buying Pond Plants - which is best?

Plugs or potted plants? 
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What compost mix for poataoes in sacks?

Rather than buying I'd rather make it up 
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Green Bug-Nasties on the Pea Family

How do I get rid of them organically? 
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How long to leave manure on the soil before planting

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