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Suitable pots

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 22:09

Dear all. I was thinking of re-using these rose pots for chillies in the greenhouse. Do you think they are big enough for a single plant ?

Many thanks in anticipation.


 

 

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 19:54

After a total disaster last year with bags bought from my local farm shop I'm trying some from this supplier. http://www.compost-technology.co.uk/allpurpose.html

A colleague at work always uses them and we have shared a delivery. Not cheap but hopefully the yield will be worth it. 

Geranium Lord Bute

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 02:56

Here he is, overwintered in our cool conservatory, but what do I do now ? I'm guessing I cut off all the green shoots and pot up individually with a bit of rooting compound but not sure whether to do it now or leave it for a while. Many thanks in advance.

 

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Rose pruning

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 18:57

Tracey, my advice was for your shrub roses but I didn't make that too clear. Hope I haven't confused you too much.

Rose pruning

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 21:30

I think you still have time to prune your bush rose quite hard Tracey.I usually take mine down to about 8 inches each on the strong stems, preferably to an outward facing bud. Mine are shooting like crazy and still have a few flowers from a late flourish but this will all be coming off next weekend.

Tomato varieties for outdoors

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:43

I usually grow Gardeners Delight in the gh but last year I had a bumper crop from seeds that grew out of a mulch from my compost heap. I transplanted them into a different bed and they cropped far better than those inside. While I don't eat them myself my family eat them like sweets.

Replacing a rose

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:37

During some building work at home the workmen have unfortunately, by combination of scaffolding and boots, destroyed a rose from our small bed. To keep the symmetry I would like to replace it but I know perceived wisdom says not to plant a rose where there has been one previously. What is the worst that can happen if I give this a go and does anyone have first hand experience ?

Many thanks.

Mulch question

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 21:36

Compost it is then folks. Many thanks again for the insightful replies.

Mulch question

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 18:38

I've just spent the day shredding a heap of hornbeam and privet and now have a considerable batch of potential mulch. Is there anything I shouldn't use it for or can I safely spread it round the veg. plot as well as the flower beds ?

Many thanks.

Camera Corner

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 22:15


 This is the correct pic. Saturday afternoon.

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