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I love talking gardens

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:34

If your garden at half acre, is not big, then mine at a third is positively tiny.

Welcome to the site.

Advice needed

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 13:23

I would like to know that as well, PD, and I always thought peat was acidy, and roses prefered alkaline soil, mine dont do well on my acid soil, or maybe the air is too pure up here.probably I am wrong.


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 13:15

I bought some of these last year, I never buy anything, but these were very cheap, going off in lidls. They didnt grow more than about 9 inches tall, but they did spread and were absolutely covered in flowers, which lasted ages,  they did need dead heading.. I pulled them up in the winter to dump but they are shooting now, maybe they will grow a bit bigger, I am not sure though.

Probably best in a group in a patio pot.

no worms

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 18:49

Brilliant Greg well done what do you grow, veg or flowers

Help with Weed/plant identifcation

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 18:43

Could be a euphorbia, can you post a photo. Just click on the tree icon at the top of the posting box, then follow instructions.

Bedding Plants poor showing

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 15:40

I have hardly planted anything out yet, too cold at nights. Same thing last year and I planted in the first two weeks of June. 

Did you harden them off gradually, bring them in at nights?

Did you buy them from a garden centre where they have been inside all the time.

I wouldnt let my tagettes or anything else flower yet, so I pick off all the buds until the plant is bigger, they cant flower and grow into big plants.

Growing Tomatoes in Pots

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 15:27

They will need support, although not as tall as indeterminates, they were big plants. I still have some in the freezer now.

no worms

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 15:01

Maybe so Art,   because they aerate the soil taking down any compost or mulch you put on,  also no worms is usually a sign that  the soil is sour and needs a boost.

What was your veg like last year wormless? if it was good, then I suppose it doesn't matter.

Carrots & Parsnips in Manured Beds

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 14:55

Definitely  no manure in the carrot bed. If you manure this year, grow carrots in there next year.

You will be able to start a new thread called 'Our rudest veg' !!

I dont do parsnips, they take a lot of space and I dont think they are worth it.

no worms

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 09:09

I am not sure about that Nut, my soil is very acid, on the edge of Dartmoor, every shovel of soil is full of worms.  Isnt having no worms a sign of sour soil? 

Probably best to put as much muck as possible maybe some lime in the Autumn to sweeten it?

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