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Brussels in raised beds

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 22:15

I Bob I'm a  'she' 

Brussels in raised beds

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 17:06

I grow brassicas in a raised bed.

If I tell you what I do it may help' First I have a cultivater tool (3 pronged) which will break up lumps, then I rake level. then a use the 'blunt' end (ie put the rake upright and flat) and press the soil level, then I do go up and walk it as if making a lawn, then I throw on Chicken pooh pellets, press in again blunt end of rake  then lightly rake again.

I have done this already, probably Jan/Feb as then I let the weather (rain) push and compress soil more. It is not disturbed again except for planting.

This is what I do - there are probably other gardeners who do it differently

Big Begonias

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 23:58

I think that may be to the detriment of the flowers. Not sure but have grown them for some years and would hesitate.

From one corm you should get several main shoots from which will come the flowers

The stem bud shoots should be growing now.

Others may think differently. You could experiment with one to see what happens but...........

 

There are different types of begonias, sometimes it is just the weight of the flowers that make them trail downwards.

Stumperie

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 18:19

I was going to make a stumpery but have now aquired some chimney liners. Now do I call it a potty stumpery or a stumpy pottery - if it ever gets made that is - so many other things to do as well!!!!!

Big Begonias

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 18:15

I have never pinched out the shoots on mine as if you look they do not 'branch but grow stems from the corm

Wood stove ashes.

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 12:19

I use my wood ash around the fruit trees and bushed in winter early spring but nor now - now it goes in the compost bin

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 16:34

I have just found a firm that supplies something I have been looking for for ages.

Wire fasteners that mean you can fasten wire to concrete posts without drilling (impossible) and leaving the fence in place if you have to re-place fence ( doesn't make sense but this link may:

http://www.rivelinglenproducts.com/wire-anchors-33-c.asp

For all you who have to garden by themselves, thought you may find it useful.

 

I have been lucky with the garden over the bad weather - a lot of ceramic pots smashed - but they can be replaced and the retrieved plants I popped in plastic ones as and when it happened. Plant I lost was a lovely pulmonaria  - sturdy as they are - it just seems to have rotted - was in the damper side of the garden

Too late to prune zephirine drouhin?

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 15:08

Give it some rose food and a dollop of compost to help it recover from winter.

I usually put the food under the compost because of dog

 

Love that rose

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:54

Hiya

Been in garden most of day - went  swimming first - disaster though -wanted to re-pot my blueberry bushes only to find that one, despite showing  some growth and shoots had no roots, when rinsed under tap (water butt) out popped the dreaded vine weevil grubs. The others look fine but will give them a dose of whatever it is that kills them - Is it Provado?

Then carried on the never ending weeding with the germinating acorns every where - grrr

Love that 'envy' thread, 

 

Ordered  Cercis Forest Pansy from Hayloft a GW offer - never used them before- are they OK

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:48

Envy here- all those lucky people who have native primrose - can never find them and don't seem to take.

I have an offer today of some seedlings- so folks fingers crossed

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