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Posted: 18/02/2016 at 10:58

I keep old compost, some goes on the compost heap, the stuff with roots, but the rest is bagged up and is now used to start off begonia corms and dahlias.

mixed with a bit of perlite is now being used for my seed germination.

Best and worst seed and potting compost

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 10:53

I don't like New Horizon Hosta, Wyvale is cheaper at the moment with 4@ 20.00.

Years ago, my mum used to use Levingtons, the one for trade, could only get it from one little nursery as he ordered it for himself, her baskets were absolutely beautiful, all from seeds.

its not as good now, I don't use it.




Posted: 18/02/2016 at 10:49

Asleep by 3 am what time did you wake up? Sounds like a good nights sleep.

the doctor should have my letter by now, that will put the cat amongst the pigeons.

wonder if he'll phone back.

dad was too weak to put his cards on this morning, no energy at all.

back to iPads they have a mind of their own, on this site only, it's decided not to start all  sentences with a small letter. Also have the odd m appearing. Wouldn't be without it though


Best and worst seed and potting compost

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 10:42

I always use Erin Malloy.

i will try the Wyvale this year though as they are selling on offer four 75 lt bags for 20.00.

seeds will germinate in anything, you don't want rich soil for those, I add perlite For drainage. It doesn't need to be soaked, I cringe when I see Monty Don with that huge metal watering can, go right over the tops of the seeds.

Containing roots- any alternative to rootex bags?

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 13:04

I use the ones that I buy the compost in.

any strips of firm plastic will do.

Plants for around a pond

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 13:02

I was more thinking  of someone or someones child falling in it,

soil for seedlings

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 13:00

All my sweet peas are up, just in multi purpose, sometimes I mix a bit of seed compost in, sometimes not depending on what I have.

i find seeds germinate in anything.


Posted: 17/02/2016 at 12:57
punkdoc wrote (see)

Rant away ladies, we will all listen.

Things must be bad Lyn, if you feel like a chicken! [ sorry ]

Blame the iPad Doc, predictive spellings


Posted: 17/02/2016 at 11:43

Maybe we should go to where you and OH get dental treatment Hosta!   Certainly quicker than getting a phone call from our doc, maybe the letter will do some good, blimey, I only want to say six words. 8 day wait! 

I am in a fowl mood, so won't post anymore today, bound to upset someone.

Plants for around a pond

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 11:40

I think you may need to fence it off or something, you say it's exposed to passers by.

lots of choices of plants given, note that bunny grass is barely 6" tall though. 


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