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Organic citrus fertiliser

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 03:06

Kate has a very good article on orange trees you may find interesting.

Have you got room for it inside through the winter?



Posted: 29/10/2014 at 02:53

They always look better in big clumps so I would wait until the plant is about 2ft diameter, then they are very easy to pull rossette type bits off the side. They grow very quickly and by next summer/autumn you can start thinning it out and transplanting.

Sparrowhawk dilemma

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 02:37

Same down here in Devon Vicki, I dont like them, all the little birds have gone, although they always do this time of the year, there is a lot of food in the fields also still warm enough for insects for food.

I have had more wrens than usual, havent seen the nuthatch's for ages though.

Pheasants are our main birds at the moment, they come to the food everyday.  

......the good guys

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 01:07

Pot them up and keep them in for the winter, keep fairly dry they can easily rot in the winter if too damp. Take off any dead leaves and they will be fine for planting next April. Harden off slowly.

Dont worry if they drop all the leaves, they are not dead, just resting for the winter, they will shoot out in the Spring.

Its lovely when you see them next year and know you have grown them  and looked after them.

......the good guys

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 19:56

Once again Parkers have come up trumps for me, 30 shorf height plants for my border edges. I have potted them up and will keep them in the grenhouse till Spring.17.00 for 30, not bad. I bought the same pack last year and have already split and divided them. Little piccy attached.



Solution needed

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 19:24

Our favourite tools for a job like this are a mattock or small pickaxe and an iron bar. Large rachet loppers are handy for cutting roots as you go. Always helps with two, and never looks so daunting if you can get some help.

Lyn offline

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 19:15

Thank you, good to be in contact with the outside world.

Thank you to Fishy for being my lifeline. 

Lyn offline

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 17:07

Thank you for all your kind thoughts. The phone line was fixed yesterday, so was back on line!.

We only have bottled gas for cooking, and like others have said, no chance of fibre optic. Everytime there is a thunder storm the power goes off, we have had a lot of lightening later, not for long, just long enough to set all the clocks!

You wouldnt beleive this but my mobile signal is awful, sometimes texts come through the next day, sometimes instant.

I go up to the top of the garden to make a call, and thats being 960ft above.

Anyway, all ok now and coping well.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 11:25

??????Thoughts and prayers with Lizzie, and Lily.??????

how to grow Bignonia from seed

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 11:09

Sow your Begonia seeds in the Spring. They need warmth to germinate.

Agapanthus, easy from seeds you just have to wait for a few years till they flower!

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