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The correct compost

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 20:04

What a delightful pseudonym!! Thanks for your reply. I was anxious in case, like some plants, special compost was needed. I'll follow your example.

The correct compost

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 00:54

Many thanks Mattbeer87 for the pointer!! Wilco

The correct compost

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 22:46

I have been asked to pot on a two-year-old rubber plant, but I have no idea what kind of compost to use. Do I need a specific type or will multi-purpose peat free do the trick?

Any advice much appreciated

Pelargoniums (geraniums??) in window boxes

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 23:27

Many thanks, sotongeoff! I used window boxes as a descriptor for my containers, which are in fact inside an unheated " conservatory. " Your advice re cutting back, however, obviously applies. So I'll happily leave them till spring

Pelargoniums (geraniums??) in window boxes

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 21:18

The plants have been in glorious bloom for months on end!! Should they be cut back or left alone till later. Seems such a shame to lose the welcome colour!! If they should be pruned, where does the cut come on the stem?? Any advice much appreciated

To spray or not to spray?

Posted: 03/08/2012 at 00:08

Hi Zoomer!

                     I imagine blackspot DOES spread, because the advice is always to pick up and destroy infected leaves, otherwise the soil is contaminated. Also, these leaves can't be composted - hence the "destroy!!"

To spray or not to spray?

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 22:42

Because it has been so wet, my roses have not been sprayed this season. Black spot is rife. Is it worth spraying now??

Any advice much appreciated.

What to do now

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 12:52

Hello Adam!

                         Your regular feature in GW is an invaluable source of advice, for which I'm grateful!! BUT, in one wee paragraph in the latest edition (May ) you remind us to drench clumps of bulbs as a booster for next season. What kind of fertiliser do you add to the water?.i.e. what is the main ingredient? Obviously you can't advertise a commercial brand, but the composition would be useful.

Feed spring bulbs

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 19:19

Hi  Gold1locks!  Thanks for your answer, but I DO know HOW it's done. I was wondering what KIND of feed to use e.g. Miraclegro all purpose?? Miracid?? Tomorite with high potash??

     

Feed spring bulbs

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 18:07

Adam urges us to "drench---- bulbs with liquid feed mixed into their water". What constitutes a good liquid feed?

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The correct compost

Potting on 
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Pelargoniums (geraniums??) in window boxes

To cut or not to cut 
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Last Post: 30/11/2012 at 11:57

To spray or not to spray?

Rose diseases 
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What to do now

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Feed spring bulbs

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sweet peas in pots

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Which plants for pot?

Clay "strawberry?" pot with 6 openings round sides. How to fill? 
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Last Post: 23/03/2012 at 21:13

Which compost?

House plant CALATHEA 
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Which compost?

House plant CALATHEA 
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