London (change)
Today 25°C / 18°C
Tomorrow 23°C / 14°C

LeadFarmer


Latest posts by LeadFarmer

Which sand for soil improvement?

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 22:26

Im replacing my lawn this year and want to rotavate some sand into the heavy soil to help with drainage. Would regular grit sand from builders merchants be suitable?

 

Thanks. 

My Garden 2012

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 23:10

Sorry Jacqui, I meant the actual edging material, is it timber or a concrete edging?

Thanks.

christmas tree

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 20:57

I was told by the place I bought mine from that I should prune mine back next year to encourage growth, and even trim the tip off to encourage a new leader.

christmas tree

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 14:18

Heres a photo of my 4ft (ish) Fraser Fir. I was advised to buy a smallish tree as it would have a greater chance of surivng being dug up and potted. Hope it survives for many xmas's..

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/DSCN2902.jpg

 

christmas tree

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 12:31

Thanks for the advice.

My Garden 2012

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 17:27
jacqui whitmore wrote (see)
http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/16257.jpg?width=350


 

 



 

Lovely garden Jacqui.

 

Can I ask what you have edged your garden path with please (the straight edging between lawn & gravel)? Im wanting to create a similar edge between lawn & path in my garden.

 

Thanks.

christmas tree

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 17:18

Ive just purchased a rooted 4ft Fraser Fir tree that I dug up myself from the Longshaw Estate, Derbyshire. I intend to keep it potted and would like some advice regarding keeping it healthy.

 

The place I bought it from told me to just plant in normal compost, whereas I always thought they needed erecaceous compost?

 

Also, is there a preferred feed that I should give it, and when?

 

Many thanks 

Help Pruning My Apple Tree

Posted: 30/11/2012 at 21:08

I think thats good advice, and I will do just that. Your right, I should have pruned it sooner and I shall now have to forego some fruit in order to get the shape right.

 

Thanks very much

LF.

Help Pruning My Apple Tree

Posted: 30/11/2012 at 20:32

Im always hesitant when pruning, but then once Ive started I cant stop!

The only problem I can see with pruning this way is that I will always only have the three brances. I really would like some more side branches so Im now wondering if I ought to cut these back to encourage more branches? Even if that means going without fruit this year?

Help Pruning My Apple Tree

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 22:33

Perhaps I'll start by pruning where Ive marked this photo..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/Pruning.jpg

 

Discussions started by LeadFarmer

Seeds from tall Foxgloves

Replies: 10    Views: 305
Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 09:50

3 yrs of Gardeners World recordings

Replies: 9    Views: 384
Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 17:36

Unknown plant on GW?

Replies: 12    Views: 571
Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 11:06

Which birds nest is this?

Replies: 12    Views: 491
Last Post: 02/07/2014 at 11:12

Gardeners World 2014 BBC2

Replies: 36    Views: 2105
Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 10:52

Photos of your ponds please

Replies: 139    Views: 8486
Last Post: 03/02/2015 at 13:42

Seed Potato Suppliers

Where do you buy from? 
Replies: 8    Views: 693
Last Post: 24/02/2014 at 16:08

I'd like a plant like this...

Replies: 19    Views: 1034
Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 22:17

Ornamental grass seed?

Replies: 4    Views: 593
Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 23:21

Any good lawn mower forums?

Replies: 24    Views: 5089
Last Post: 30/05/2015 at 14:10

Buying Sweet Pea Monty Don seeds?

Replies: 7    Views: 1498
Last Post: 22/01/2014 at 22:11

Planting suggestions for new path?

Replies: 10    Views: 681
Last Post: 20/01/2014 at 15:21

Everedge steel lawn edging?

Replies: 37    Views: 17382
Last Post: 03/05/2015 at 21:02

Box Blight

Replies: 4    Views: 816
Last Post: 17/11/2013 at 16:31

Editing posts?

Replies: 3    Views: 492
Last Post: 20/10/2013 at 22:00
1 to 15 of 52 threads