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John Innes Seed Compost

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 11:08

Thanks very much. I was wondering if the Innes family were living the high life from royalties

John Innes Seed Compost

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 23:27

Thanks, so can any company put the John Innes name to their compost, assuming the mixture is correct?

John Innes Seed Compost

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 22:27

Could someone please explain to me how John Innes gets its name?

Clematis Montana

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 23:18

It should start growing again nearer spring. They flower on the previous years growth, so it might not flower this year, depending on when it was cut back. If it does flower this year, you can prune it back straight after flowering if you want to restrict its growth. If it doesn't flower this year, then prune it by early summer so that it can put on new growth, which will carry next years flowers.

I'd like a plant like this...

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 23:31

Thanks. I do already have some giant scabious in the garden (white/yellow flower). I never stopped to think it might be a red flowering variety (and didn't know they existed).

I grew a couple from collected seed this year and they were covered in mildew whilst baby plants in the greenhouse, I found bicarbonate of soda solution cured it. But my mature plants grow fine.


I'd like a plant like this...

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 21:10

If only I knew what it was? I saw one ages ago and have tried to find out its name, then I came across this image...

 Any ideas please?

Backfilling hole for laying lawn

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 21:07
Beefmandu wrote (see)
Great! Thanks for your help. Now I just need to work out how to get two tonne bags of material through the flat!

Have it delivered to your drive, then keep nipping outside to fill your trouser pockets with some of the soil, then go into the garden and scatter it out of your trouser leg. Just like they did in The Great Escape.

Buddleia Buzz cuttings

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 16:26

I hack mine back at the beginning of spring, then at the beginning of Autumn I cut the plant back by about half to prevent any long stems getting bashed in the winter winds. Then in spring I cut then right back again. They are tough plants, just look at any wasteland in city centres and they are growing everywhere.

What would you do

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:22

Thanks Sam. 

Cost of bird food

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 22:16

In winter I make my own bird cake. Large pan, melted lard, oats, breadcrumbs, sultanas, put into containers and freeze.

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Where do you buy from? 
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I'd like a plant like this...

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