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ideal potato soil

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 15:12

thank you Edd and Dovefromabove (Why didn't I think of that)

thank you both for your advice.

Off now to up cycle some timber for the raised bed.

M

ideal potato soil

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 12:17

I went to Dingle in Ireland and ate fresh Kerrs Pinks grown in an aunts garden. Boiled in their thin skins.   Best potato ever.  

The garden was overlooking the sea and was probably 30/40% sand.  I live in Suffolk and garden on clay so need to add lots of leaf mould usually.   I thought I would try an experiment and dig a raised bed and change the soil to a sandy type.  Maybe collect some sand from a beach (is that Legal?)  And plant Kerrs Pinks.

Any suggestions?

Thank you.

 

 

Bee Pitstop

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 19:06

Thank you all for your lovely suggestions I shall endeavour to use all the flowers suggested.

 

 m

Lime flower bee food

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 20:50

Many thanks, I have borage seeds and will order  Phacelia tanacetifolia it looks lovely.

Lime flower bee food

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 08:59

thank you. x

Lime flower bee food

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 08:23

Help please,

This winter in my front garden I have cut back six 80 foot high flowering lime trees, which were suffering with wind breakage.  So now there will be no lime flowers this spring for the thousands of bees that feed off the trees. I have a large front garden mostly '50% grass 50% moss and weed. Not much wild flower. So I shall strip back part of the surface and sow bee food annuals - but what ones.? What would lime eating bees prefer? Poor soil over clay.

 

Bee Pitstop

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 08:19

Help please,

This winter in my front garden I have cut back six 80 foot high flowering lime trees, which were suffering with wind breakage.  So now there will be no lime flowers this spring for the thousands of bees that feed off the trees. I have a large front garden mostly '50% grass 50% moss and weed. Not much wild flower. So should I strip back the surface and sew bee food annuals - but what ones.? What would lime eating bees prefer? Poor soil over clay.

Anemone joy!

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 05:11

I was in Iceland Reykjavik two weeks ago and in a sheltered garden in town were dozens of antirrhinum in full bloom!. The trees were winter bare. Magic.

 

Talkback: How to protect tender plants over winter

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 16:50

Oh blow not so genius!  So I need to wrap the pots.   I have lots of old fine netting, so if I wrap the pots in the netting and stuff the netting with straw and lay the straw on the surface of the soil, will that do the trick.   Just trying to avoid the expense of buying bubble wrap.

So what was causing the falling, yellowed and spotty leaves on the bay and olive after last winters snow.?

Talkback: How to protect tender plants over winter

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 09:01
I have a container olive, bay, myrtle and blueberry trees.
I spent last winter rewrapping them every few days after the wind unwound the horticultural fleece. No amount of pinning and string would stop this.

This year brain wave.. I got the sewing machine out and made giant fleece bags which just I popped over the top of the plant and secured round the base.

Question. I live in village Suffolk and the plants are sheltered near the house how many layers of fleece, and therefore bags, per plant to protect from frost?M
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ideal potato soil

Changing soil to Irish type 
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Lime flower bee food

What to plant to offset tree trimming 
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Old damson trees

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Mystery plants

I have two shrubby like plants which have naturalised, I would like help identifying them. 
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