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Filling plant pots

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 14:02

Card in tubs will be useless, you could use polystyrene packaging, that bulks it out and saves soil, if not, crocks and stones will be fine.

That is the way its been done for years but I see in a mag that thats now the wrong thing to do.  Next year no doubt, someone will write an article saying its the best way!!!

new decked raised bed

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 13:53

Depends how big it is and how much you want to spend.  You can use a mixture of garden soil, any old cheopo compost like Lidls or similar, add some bone meal or chicken pellets, mix together and plant up! This is what I did last year for my veggie patch and all grew fine. 

Oh and dont forget to post a photo, when you get a new camera,

Emptying a compost bin

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:18

I also have 2 metre cube size wooden containers, the compost gets forked from one to the other, then gets put in those giant blue containers, since Christmas, i have enough compost to put on the long new bed we are making, just the remains of the christmas paper still there, it didnt rot down very will but is dug in and can rot down in there. Also had enough for the bean trench.

Composting here has become a obsession, a good one i may add,  i spend a long time on it, but it has great rewards. 

My garden had been neglected for quite a few years, so has benefitted from all our hard work compost making.


Well worth it if you have the space.

Aye up - the other half wants a go!

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:06

Not that simple, if you want apples you need to graft it in on to some other root stock, (i think)


Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:03

And you would both be very welcome flumpy. Just give me a bit of notice so i can hoover round, i dont get time to housework, and   i dont do 'posh'.

Suggestions re a suitable creeping plant

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 07:50

To be honest, I dont think that 14 inch planters are not big enough for a creeper to go all over your wall.

As the plant will be constantly in the shade, you may be a bit restricted.  I like Virginia Creeper for a farm house, grows anywhere, but it will need to be in the ground.

Same with a climbing hydrangea.  Why not put the creeper in the ground and use the planters for some nice flowres either side of the door.


Posted: 18/04/2014 at 20:53

Thank you, chicky, its very special to me too. It is very hard work as i have only been making this garden since 2012, started digging borders in winter 2011. Its all from cuttings and seeds which I have grown myself.  There are a few Bare root plants all from Parkers sales

Its a huge garden about a third to half acre with lots of borders and a veg bit.

What plant is this, plus pic this time!

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 20:04

Has it had blossom on it?


Posted: 18/04/2014 at 19:40

The roots wont be too big on a 7ft tre

ours were 25 years old and 28 of them,, you need an iron bar and a pick axe or matock, dig around the root, out a bit from the trunk, then just pick away, when you come to a long root, just snip it off, they will come out when you start to dig the ground for planting.  

The view here is beautiful, i am very lucky to be able to live here. This was today, coffee on the patio, Dartmoor hills in the distance.










Planting in a 30" x 12" square container

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 19:19

What sort of philadelphus, mine have grown to about 15ft tall, they are big shrubs and need to be in the ground. Clematis also like a deep root run, i dont think 15inch is deep enough. You would dig a hole almost that deep to plant one in. They are very hungry plants. 30inch deep would be better, but not for philys. (Unless there is a dwarf one)

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