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Coir Compost Blocks

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 20:44

I could do with a pallet load of that.


Posted: 14/02/2016 at 18:42

As Verdun says but I won't be cutting back until end of March.

a frost will have those exposed buds and turn them black, you will then have to do it all again down to the next set of buds.

of course, if you are in a warm area and don't get frosts, then go ahead if you really have to. 

Seeds - big and little

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 18:36

I always find the seed compost is already damp, sow the seeds as per instructions on the packet, or if someone gave them to you, google them, some seeds you don't cover at all, just press into the compost. From then on I use a fine mist spray and never really water them.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 18:34

Chopped some Buddlias down, set 12 begonia corms, planted two dahlia tubers, the others left in the ground.

cut fuchsias in the green house down a bit, will do again in March.

chopped back over wintered pelargoniums and brought into the conservatory.

turned one of the compost bins, loaded up another one with the shredded buddlea.

Polytunnel advice

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 18:30

It doesn't sound like a polytunel, is it one of those you slot the rods together then place cover over and do the zips up.

A proper polytunel, you don't ever take the plastic off, if it is one of those, just erect it now, it won't make any difference. Be careful of the wind taking it or bending the frames.

Coir Compost Blocks

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 18:26

Gosh it's scarey how these companies are watching and listening to everything we write on here! 

Polytunnel advice

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 11:44

Even worse here, another 210' above you, and on the edge of the moor. I've given up on poly tunels, plastic greenhouse and cold frames. 

I did once buy one of those big  polytunels  with the green plastic over, we anchored it down, put guy ropes on all four corners, from the top, the wind just buckled the frame work. 

Having another conservatory built now, that should house a few seed trays


Posted: 13/02/2016 at 17:05

Thank you, yesterday I thought we were back like last year, but he's fine today, conflicting doctors advise and tablets prescribed did not agree with him. 

He is 92 though so good for his age. He's still giving me garden advise, what to grow where and when, what to use in the soil, he hasn't forgotten a thing. 

No tablets at all today and he has been in with us, his beloved granddaughter is here and his two great grandsons, so all happy. 

Never had an email from this site

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 16:35

 I don't get any email notifications, because I don't want them. It's easy to just click on your name ar the top then can easily see if there's a message.


Posted: 13/02/2016 at 15:34
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

tsk @ link not working properly. grr.

If you look closely at the photo you can see where the rain has been running down the middle of the panes.

Hosta, if you do just one click on the space bar the link will work, you can tell then because it turns blue/purple..

bad night last night, I never go to sleep before 2/3 am, but dad wasn't well and I put the baby alarm on, so not much sleep at all.

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Insect ID please

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How pretty!

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Shrub ID please

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ID. Please

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