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Seed to buy

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 19:41

I always buy from here, good seeds, good germination very cheap. 

You can get them from Amazon but eBay pay a better % to my chosen charity. 

Tomato feed killed my clematis?

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 10:09
Fishy65 says:

Don't beat yourself up over this Lolla, I'm new to clematis and have discovered all manner of do's and dont's. The mistake you made is very easy to do, especially when these plant feeds are marketed as though we cannot manage without them.

What I'm learning about clematis is the need to establish a strong root system as priority over top growth. I've got two young plants, bought about a year ago and have kept them well watered with a mulch of homemade compost over the top. New shoots are coming through but I was tempted to feed like yourself until a good friend and gardening guru advised me to stick with just watering. I do hope your plants pull through and wish you good luck.

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 And what a good pupil I have 😘 It's  nice to see that others don't believe in loads of feed either, let nature take its course. The soil will replenish if you get it in good condition with composts and chicken pellets, then it will sort out its own nutrients.  They the only things that go on my garden.

Do agree about feeding long term plants in tubs though, by replacing some of the soil, and an extra feed. 

pruning a camellia

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 14:45

I had one just like that, grown into a silly shape and I don't like the 'lolly pop' look, I cut it right down and it grew out very quickly into a lovely bush shape, it is now in the open garden. 

Planting in area where cypresses have lived

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 14:28

A few years ago I took out 28 huge conifers on a 100' run, all I did was dig it over and put in plenty of chicken pellets, others will probably recommend other feeds so I suppose it all depends on what you want.

Lilacs don't  like acid soil so if the conifers have thrived you may well have acid soil. Maybe best to do a soul test before you buy one.

......the good guys

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 22:43

I ordered the surfinia and Tumbelina plugs from Parkers, they arrived yesterday, beautiful plants all potted up. Thoroughly recommended 

Moringa Tree

Posted: 06/04/2017 at 12:22

Good plant for houseplant in the conservatory or kept in the greenhouse.

Salvia Amistad

Posted: 06/04/2017 at 12:21

No signs of my Black and Blue yet either, I live in hopes. It survived last winter but this one was colder. Only got two cuttings off of it. 

Moringa Tree

Posted: 06/04/2017 at 12:15

If you can give it these conditions then why not, sounds good.

The Moringa tree is native to northern India, but today it is common throughout the tropical and sub-tropical regions of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Moringa trees grow easily from seeds or cuttings. They grow quickly even in poor soil and bloom 8 months after planting.


Posted: 05/04/2017 at 19:21

I have once called Royal Oak, the leaves are just like Oak, quite pretty, that doesn't, and there a few lemon scented ones, I have two different ones but I think there are more.

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