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Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 12:02

That salvia doesn't grow from seeds. 

How does your garden grow?

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 11:48

I read that Lilacs don't like acid soil, I have to lime wash mine every couple of years, do you know what type of soil you have. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 11:44

Brilliant Dove, I mean, let's get things into prospective, fancy fly tipping a wardrobe, now thats definitely news of the week.disgustingπŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Bit like Cornwall, fatal to watch the local news, πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Fast growing

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 11:33

The fastest growing here is Passion Flower, up the arch, all over the trellis behind, over a big shed and making its way to the garage, and that's with cutting it back ever year. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 15:06
Hostafan1 says:

pp, we've got a steam cleaner and I love it. Wee bit of a faff to set it all up, but when I do , I'm like a thing possessed. 

A word of warning. We've got slate tiled floors and , post cleaning, they're like a sheet of ice. Beware rushing about wearing socks.!!!!!

I can only dream of being "too warm." I can't remember being this white in August.

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 I can't believe the difference in our weather, I've been out working in full sun, in a sleeveless top so hot I couldn't stand it, didn't take sun cream with me! had to come home and change. We're only 10 miles apart as the crow flies, I suppose you're nearer to the Atlantic than we are. 

Organic seeds

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 14:59

What actually is  an artificial soil fertiliser? 

I wont use anything in my garden other than my own home made compost enriched with horse poo, (although I did use chicken pellets when we first made our garden) we make tons every year, I believe the soil makes what it needs if you get the soil in good condition, I know a lot if people are quick to say feed it, whatever the problem, but what is actually good feed for the soil, other than home made composts? 

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Noob Q about growing from seed

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 17:36

I grow those as annuals, depending on where you live they may not survive the winter, next Spring sow the seeds mid March and plant out around the middle of May. 

I don't know what to do with the ones you have, you could plant them out and see if they'll shoot up some flowers in September.

Bungalow path border ideas

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 14:57

The dianthus Deltoides is nice for edging, i have it edging one of my borders, nice bright red flowers, although flowers have finished, it is ver green so stays nice all year. 

Campanula Portenschlagiana is also nice, I have that interspersed with the deltoides, it has a very long flowering season, cut it back and it flowers again.  Very prolific though, I could supply everyone with itπŸ˜€ 

What is this weed on the allotment?

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 14:50

I don't think you'll dig it out, the roots are ridiculously deep, poison would be best on that, although I don't like using it, I do spray those. 

Laurel hedge planting distance to fence

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 10:48

I definitely would advise against that, they will grow on quicker if you buy smaller ones and pinch out the tops.

a lot of people make the mistake of thinking buying big will give an instant hedge, it won't, because they will be tall and thin, you need to aim for short and bushy, then let them grow up, they will soon reach 6' if you plant them right. 

Someone on here did the very same thing, he wasn't happy with them as they looked sparse, we recommend that he cut them down by half, he did, and has a beautiful hedge now, and that was only about two or three years ago.

if you wait until winter you can get bare root ones, about 3tall,  they are much cheaper and will grow on well, making roots through the winter then shoot up in the Spring. 

Pick out the tops whenever you walk past them, all helps to thicken from the bottom. 

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