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border soil help

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 16:46

tell the wife she's got the key !

border soil help

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 14:12

thx all ,correction ( good deed)

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

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spring bulbs

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what are these please

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strawberry winter care

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re pot palm/rubber type plant

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tumbling tom trim ?

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border soil help

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Baby Bio for toms

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border plants to plant now

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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 20:53

spuds in ?

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tomato seed germination

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Growing Melons in greenhouse

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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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