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Dollar Princess looking sickly

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 11:14

The rural garden is definitely quite different fron the urban one. You will get to know what grows  and what doesn’t and live within those means, 

I try anything, if its no good, not hardy etc, out it comes and I find the things that will grow. 

Because of the size of my garden, and my age, I’m trying to get it all over to perennials, with just a few annuals to fill in spaces. 

Every year I say I’m going to cut down on the seed growing , do I ? Not.πŸ˜€

Dollar Princess looking sickly

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 23:44

I think that’s the best thing Lisa, then plant it at least three feet from the fence.  She doesn’t grow to very big height so she would benefit from being nearer to the front of your border.

If you need care info for next Spring , just come back to us. πŸ™‚πŸ‘πŸ»

Trench of compost

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 23:40

I do the same BLT (or at least I did until I found it made no difference) in the runner bean trench, but the OP is asking about putting spent compost from his pot plants in there, that’s not the same as home made compost which as you say is a bit of everything left to rot down together. 

There will be no nutrition of any kind in old compost from pots, it will improve soil structure but not feed it. 

Dollar Princess looking sickly

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 18:36

I wouldn’t usually lift a Dollar Princess, but in your case I would.

its planted much too close to the fence, or shed whatever that is,  I would be inclined then, to put it in a pot for winter in a sheltered spot or cold green house.  In the Spring, cut it right down and when it’s shoots out again you can plant it in a more suitable place where it will get more water.

Check there are no vine weevil around the roots.  

Trench of compost

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 18:16

I don’t think it will turn into soil, it will always be compost out of the pots, what it will do though, if you dig it in with the surrounding soil will improve the texture and with a bit of bone meal or chicken pellets, will be ready for growing something in next Spring. 

A move from fish to freemovers

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 14:39

But the take them out of their lake and post them to you on order, why would they die.?

A move from fish to freemovers

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 11:46

I bought all my plants from eBay a couple of years ago, they spread very quickly, and after the second year I was pulling out for the compost heap. 


Posted: 17/11/2017 at 19:15

Very rarely warm enough to sit outside in the evenings here, always windy, but you have one, eat something nice for meπŸ˜€

Monty knife

Posted: 17/11/2017 at 19:12

Wow, you’re lucky, Hosta,  I think it’s the altitude here, you’re a bit more sheltered, our frost haven’t gone all day and now it’s getting icy. 

I‘m going to give the parsnips another week, still some green on them then they’ll be up and in the freezer. 

From Montys knife to Cornish sunsets, it was indeed a beautiful one tonight. 

Last edited: 17 November 2017 19:14:01

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