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Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 23:45

Welcome to the site Nornblue, if you need to know anything, just ask, someone will help you.

If you want any seeds or plants listed on this thread, just send a 'private message', thats up by your name, by the logout box.

Fuchsia - when to cut it back

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 22:51

The outdoor types are cut back almost to the ground when you see new growth next year, it will grow all new leaves right from the base and make a nice thick plant. This is usualy about March.

You could put a nice thick layer of mulch around the base and it will be fine over winter.


Clear pond please !!

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 14:50

Thanks Morph, so could I just go and pick a bunch from the cut barley field, is that the same thing?

Clear pond please !!

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 14:19

When you say a small bale of barley straw, just how much is that, roughly. The field joining our garden has just had the barley cut, could I just go and get a handful of straw and tie it together. A small bale to me means something about 4ft long. The ones you got before round bales.

Is it ok to plant climbing roses in a trough shaped planter

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 08:58

Yay! we got there in the end, I have put a comment on the other forum, a certain poster there is very keen on spraying everything with pestacides and advised you to do that.

Please dont, try to control by other methods. Washing up liquid diluted will kill them, and that wont harm ladybirds , bees, etc. As will a diluted garlic spray. 


Is it ok to plant climbing roses in a trough shaped planter

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 08:39

Its a privae photo bucket Lizzie.

Is it ok to plant climbing roses in a trough shaped planter

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 17:43

Ah, I see it now, was just reading this on the RHS forum and couldnt see the picture.

I definitely wouldnt put it in something only 26cm tall, they like their roots to go down.

Changing the purpose of a pond

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:59

I bought this book, and am following his instruction, he is very knowledgably, (I think)

My link doesnt work but if you are interested you could copy and paste.



Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:43

How big do you want it fishy?

Mine is now dug and almost full, it rains a lot here.

I just need to finish the edges, has anyone just put the turf back if so, does the soil wash in when it rains and do the plants and grasses grow in only about 2inches of soil because the liner is directly under it?


Posted: 18/08/2014 at 17:12

I have 2 one metre cubed sized wooden bins, they are used for a start, then its gets transferred into 3 of those big blue farm containers, then when its completely ready its transferred into compost bags.

I have a very quick turnover of compost, there will be enough by the end of the year to cover all my beds and borders.

the picture you show there just looks like a load of mixed weed and uncut grasses, can you be more specific?


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