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border soil help

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 09:26

Thx all , what would be good to put in with the plants ? a sprinkle of slow release feed (not sure what it's called) p.s no foxes ,thx Esspee

border soil help

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 08:41

Hi all , I've done my good dead for the year and dug my elderly neighbours borders cleared out all the weeds and grass . The borders are about 2ft wide 1ft deep surrounding a 20ft sq lawn . The soil is not bad , wondered if I should add some fertiliser or whatever to it , I suppose manure would be best but wondered if something like fish/blood bone or chicken pellets would be ok can't really get manure . He is going to buy some plants from the garden centre to plant , any ideas ? Thx

Baby Bio for toms

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 09:28


 


 


 planted these tumbling toms about 2 months ago considering giving some baby bio just to perk them up a bit , waiting to put outside in hanging baskets but too cold ,should I give them some time outside when the sun shines then take them in at night . Thx

border plants to plant now

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 20:05

thx, agree no point planting now,i'll  put some spring bulbs in October, is that right for daffs,crocus etc tulips in November ?

border plants to plant now

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 10:42

Hi , I've just cleared out a border for a friend , ripped everything out , it's about 2ft wide 20ft square surrounding a lawn , he's asked me if I can plant anything now to brighten it up because it's too bare . I'm trying to tell him to leave it over winter , maybe plant some bulbs for spring. What do you think ? he wont want to spend too much so any ideas . thx.

spuds in ?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 17:19

o.k thx

spuds in ?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 17:14

Ay up , a few experienced allotmentiers have put their first earlies in (south yorks) ! now i wouldn't dare say to them "is it too early" won't frost affect them ? what do you think ?

tomato seed germination

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 23:21


 planted feb 27 this pic mar 7


 mar 15


 mar 27


 april 13


july 17

just found these pics from last year, promised myself wouldn't plant too early this year but planted even earlier 21st feb doh ! oh well only planted about 8-10 this year,if i'd have found these earlier wouldn't have asked about germination so put seed in 27 feb and the 1st pic was 7 mar that's 8 days , I put this years seeds in Saturday 21st feb nowt showing yet I think my compost was too cold , still time though,also the compost was left over from last year will it be ok ? cheers

tomato seed germination

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 22:02

thx everyone

 

tomato seed germination

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 10:30

hi there , just wondered how long it takes for tom seeds to germinate.got mine on window sill in tray covered with plastic lid thingy,south facing sun all day radiator below,i know there's no exact time but roughly is it 5 days, 10 days ish or more,just in case I need to give up and start some more off, thx

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what are these please

 
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border soil help

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border plants to plant now

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spuds in ?

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tomato seed germination

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plants for hanging baskets & containers

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do i need to nip sideshoots on baby toms ?

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Toms too early ?

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what are these on my spud plant ?

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