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Compost or soil? What size container?

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 22:55

Cheers guys. no idea how old it doesn't say a year or 2 id say.  well was gonna get a 30 cm butt i'll get the biggest at 45cm so its there for the long term and will be a stable pot. JI# 3 already made the frame out of some bamboo i cut last year.

as for training I'm gonna train one shoot either side then one straight  up i read that somewhere not sure where. tho might even do the standard 

Compost or soil? What size container?

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 19:12


This allows me to garden with my bad body!

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 23:33

i know im late but.....

retirement checks really!!! cheque and we say pension

shropshire but from Kent?? 

x hose is all well and good but i had something much better a few years back 

HELP:Starting from Scratch!!

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 23:21

Id start with a blank canvas. clear it back then you might find ideas just flow once you see what you have. as others have said freecycle even bay of e you might just find some quality old tools dirt cheap. i brought a 30 odd year old fork from bay of e and its very good quality for £10.68. best bargin ever!

if you can get some free or cheap wood  raised beds but that's not really necessarily that important to make the garden look nice if you cant at mo free or cheap. 

Have you got a mate with a pressure washer you can borrow? if not scrubbing brush and elbow grease that's of course if you don't wanna buy/hire a pressure washer 

If the fences are in ok condition some paint would brighten it all up or you could get a few climbers. 

Tools been mentioned above.


hope in someway mine helps just a little


Compost or soil? What size container?

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 20:02

Went to that orange DIY store at the weekend and was made bankrupt. anyways i ended up buying a grape vine and now need some help. I always thought its better to use soil with some well rotted manure but the label says peat free compost? the plant is  currently in a 19cm size pot what size would you say i would need? plant size is 30cm high and around 50-60 wide but all on the right side. I'm gonna hopefully get another fibreclay pot

replicating a little of what i saw

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 16:47

cheers guys. oh well was trying to aviod a garden center as they bankrupt me lol. guess i could have a go and stick to alpine plants.  what im trying to achieve is a bonsai rockery on a tray that's only 1cm deep.

now as i need to keep everything together would hessian be something i could use to keep everything in place for the first couple of years but allow new plant growth? my other option is bonsai potting mesh but then that would be pretty much left there all the time. at least with hessian that would rot away once the whole thing has jelled.

replicating a little of what i saw

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 19:46

how do i make the compost/soil more chalky and less fertile for them to have a good chance?

replicating a little of what i saw

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 19:28

thanks just wanted to make sure

replicating a little of what i saw

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 18:52

I will do nutcutlet. i love rockeries already have one raised one and one in a  trough tho these plants from the garden centre now im thinking of stuff i like when i walk about and see if i can have a little of that

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