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Potted tree

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 23:35
Thanks guys for the advice. Some really helpful tips there. If I can't find it a home I will try the root and top growth pruning, but not until early spring.

Potted tree

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 20:28
Hello there. I have a Japenese maple in a 28" pot. I have had it since it was a seedling and have potted it on when necessary. Trouble is that it is so pot bound that the compost feels quite hard on top of the pot. I can't put it in the garden as I don't have room for it. Potting it on isnt possible as the pot would have to be enormous and expensive too. I am wondering if the tree has reached the end or is it ok to be so root bound. It dries out so quickly too. Any advice would be much appreciated.

July in the garden!!

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 08:10
Hello there. Well this wet Summer is certainly affecting things is my garden. The bamboos are loving it. I am having to keep them under control . Purple loosestrife is another moisture lover and looks set to be good. On the other hand my lovely pink potentilla is quite sad with only a few flowers, last year it was covered. the geranium sanguineum picks up when we get a sunny interlude and looks sad in the rain. I am popping out with the torch in the evening to pick off the slugs too as they are having a field day aren't they. I am hoping for some sunshine soon cos I have a lovely pink salvia shrub and it should be covered in bloom. Fingers crossed then. As someone said, ' Gardeners are always optimistic'. I think with all of these weather extremes we are getting ,we are surely due for a good one.????

Feeding potatoes in bags.

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 14:45
Thanks to everyone for your advice. I think there is enough drainage in the bags so hopefully they will be ok. The compost was fresh at time of planting so should have enough food in it then. I didn't realise there was pelleted potato feed, that makes a lot of sense during this wet weather. Looking forward to harvest time - after flowering of course.

Feeding potatoes in bags.

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 22:21
I was advised to feed my potatoes which are in bags. They are growing nicely and have reached the top of the bags. Due to all of the rain we have had , the compost is really wet so making it impossible to water any feed in. Should I be covering them to keep the rain off so that I can then feed them or should I expect a fair crop as they are. New to this veggy growing thing as you may guess.

Sweet William

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 19:28
Ok thank you. I may get a few flowers this year then and I will let them seed around after which I will discard them.

Sweet William

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 08:17
Hello. I am wondering if my sweet William plant is a perennial. I have read that it is biennial and self seeds to produce more plants. My existing plant has been with me for nearly 3 years and is looking really healthy. It has flowered for the past 2 years and so should I expect flowers this time too. I have always removed flower heads when over so it hasn't been allowed to self seed. Any advice would be much appreciated.

Bedding Plants

Posted: 14/04/2012 at 20:23
Hi there. Depending on which part of the country you live in determines when the best time is to plant bedding plants. Generally the very end of May to the beginning of June Is the recommended time to do this. If you have a greenhouse you can keep your plants in there until then, putting them outside during the day to harden off and bringing them in over night. Cover them up at night with newspaper to give them that extra bit of protection. If you don't have anywhere to keep them until planting time I would put off buying them until the middle of May unless of course you have grown them yourself.

Wet Weather

Posted: 11/04/2012 at 08:18
Hi Nicola, at least you hav' nt planted them out yet. I sowed some salad crops in my raised bed and also planted some early potatoes in bags during the lovely weather recently as was advised to do so on packets etc. Now as you say it has been raining so much that I am wondering if they will be water logged. If I was you I think I would now wait a day or two until it feels a little warmer out there and the soil has drained a wee bit.
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Potted tree

Japanese maple. 
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Last Post: 26/09/2012 at 23:35

Feeding potatoes in bags.

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Last Post: 09/05/2012 at 14:45

Sweet William

Biennial or perennial 
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Last Post: 18/04/2012 at 19:28
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