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Old Grow bags - not used

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 14:59

If they have been stored somewhere dry they should be OK.  If they have spent the winter wet it's possible that any nutrients in them will have washed out so not much good for growing plants on but great as a mulch for the garden

help with difficult planting conditions

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 16:32

Cornus and Salix would give add winter colour and both will tolerate clay and shade

Potatoes

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 16:55

I use soil taken from my veg patch mixed with homemade compost to fill my bags.  I generally put 5 first early tubers in each bag.  One year I initially part filled the bags and then 'earthed up' by adding more compost as the stems grew.  Second year I put all the compost in at once and buried the potatoes at about 18".  There didn't seem to be any difference in the final crop.  I start mine off towards the end of March and feed with tomato feed from May onwards. 

Irrigation systems

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 13:59

There is a porous hose on the market which I have had some success watering a difficult to reach flower border.  You bury  it about half an inch below the surface.  I'm not sure if it would be able to provide the amount of water vegetables need to grow well

Rose

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 11:19

David Austin have one called "Champagne Moment" which might fit the bill

Hello guys

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 11:49

I'll have to change my pedigree for a moggy immediately.  Having been underwater for nearly 2 weeks I thought I'd be free of moles for a while, but no - 4 new hills overnight  

Slug nematodes... yay or nay?

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 10:21

I use nematodes in my potato bags as I fill them with ordinary garden soil which may contain slug eggs.  So far I have had no slug damage to the potatoes but they are expensive.

Problem solving

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 10:01

Paul, try the RHS website as it has loads of help and advice.  http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardening/calendar/January

 

Flooded Harden

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 13:09

Mrs G, there are  a large number of plants that survive, Astilbe, hardy geraniums, alchemilla mollis, astrantia, acers, ferns, primroses to name but a few.  I suppose that whilst it seems soggy for a long while to us the roots are probably not saturated for long periods.  I think I dislike the summers when the ground is so hard you can't pull or dig weeds out.

Flooded Harden

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 13:07

Mrs G you have my commiserations, a large part of my garden is under 2 feet of water with our very own waterfall as the floods pour off the road over my raised bed.  It will be months before I can do any gardening in that area as we are on solid clay.  Not at all funny. 

Discussions started by MuddyFork

Runner beans

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Does anyone know what this plant is?

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