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Which type of John Innes for rock plants?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 04:18

 Interesting - thank you. Maybe I will have one wall with JI No 1 and one with 2. Is there a good book that tells you what soil each rock plant likes.?

Which type of John Innes for rock plants?

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 23:12

Thank you Berghill. I will go and get some sacks of JI No 2 tomorrow.

spraying fruit trees

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 23:10

Thank you. I will get some tomorrow.

Rhodanthemum 'African Eyes'

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 22:34

I bought one last year too and have had it on my gritty, south facing rockery ever since. It has not gone leggy like the one in the photo but is very bushy and has been flowering with white daisy flowers, since mid - December.  I am so impressed with it - especially being covered in flowers for the last 4 months (Dec, Jan, Feb, March)  - but I have not found a place to buy another. Do plant it somewhere sunny with loads of grit in the soil.

spraying fruit trees

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 21:56

In the 'What to do now' section it says to spray fruit trees with fungicide. As my pear leaves all turned brown last year I think I will do this but what stuff do you use?

What is this please?

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 21:48

I use glyphosate on this - it is all over my gravel paths and in the lawn. Every day I go out and pull up any odd bits I see in pots.  I am gradually getting on top of it but once those pods are allowed to develop (they come very soon after the white flowers) the seeds go everywhere and hundreds more develop.

Which type of John Innes for rock plants?

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 21:28

We are filling in the gap between 2 stone walls (about 18 inches apart) and want to plant the top with rock plants. We will put loads of stones and then grit in the bottom (with drainage holes) but what sort of soil should we mix with grit at the top. Should it be John Innes 1, 2 or John Innes 3? We plan to plant with rock plants - delospermum, armeria, rock roses, saxifrage, lithodora etc.  Please tell us what sort of soil mix would be best.

 

How do you prick out antirrhinum

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 03:14

Thanks Edd. How many leaves should they have when I prick them out? They only have 2 tiny leaves at the moment and have been up about a week.

How do you prick out antirrhinum

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 02:46

Have sown antirrhinum for the first time and the seedlings are so small I don't know how to handle them. How many leaves should they have before you move them from the seed tray? Also what techniques do you use. Do you take one at  a time or transplant a clump into a pot. Quite at a loss.

Alstroemerias

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 16:44

Thank you. I will grow them on in the greenhouse and plant out in June as suggested and overwinter in the greenhouse. They are a bit too expensive to risk losing.

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spraying fruit trees

What fungicide do you use? 
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Which type of John Innes for rock plants?

New rockery - soil type? 
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How do you prick out antirrhinum

Tiny seedlings - when and how to prick out? 
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Alstroemerias

How to grow - any tips? 
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French beans

Which French bean to grow on WINDY site? 
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Euphorbia pruning

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Black broad bean stalks and pods 
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