Latest posts by Obelixx

Is it too cold ?

Posted: 15/02/2018 at 21:12

No.  I post the off pic on here when something happens - like pond clearing and then it filling when we finally got rain after a 17 month drought or my wisterias.   Having had such along drought there has been very little progress and now we've had rain almost every day since mid December so, again, no progress.

Pics will appear when thing start to move.

Mycorrhizal fungi versus Bonemeal

Posted: 15/02/2018 at 21:10

I saw somewhere that plantain weeds are rife with it so if you have some of those in your garden, dig them up with a trowel, chop up the roots and bung some in the planting hole - something I considered doing when we first came here and I couldn't find MR fungi.

Is it too cold ?

Posted: 15/02/2018 at 17:17

Don't do that either.  If you have more heavy frosts they'll freeze their roots.  Keep them altogether and tucked somewhere sheltered.

It won't look pretty but you could cover your new bed with cardboard or black plastic to stop weed seeds germinating and warm up the soil a bit earlier.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 15/02/2018 at 17:14

Thanks DL.   It has decided to work now.   All by itself.    Mystery.

Is it too cold ?

Posted: 15/02/2018 at 16:24

If the soil feels cold to you then it will feel cold to the plants.

Better to wait till it's warmed up and dried out a bit and then your plants won't get a check from going into cold wet soil.   Be patient.  It will pay dividends.

Mycorrhizal fungi versus Bonemeal

Posted: 15/02/2018 at 16:18

Bonemeal mixed into the planting hole will promote root growth and plant strength.

MR fungi will symbiose with the roots to help them take better levels of nutrients and water from the soil?  They need to be sprinkled directly on the roots as you plant the trees.

Use both to get the best results for trees, shrubs, roses........

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 15/02/2018 at 16:05

Oops.  Sorry both.  Hard remembering so many bits of news......

That sounds like a very good plan for the small people.  Works with dogs too.

Are there any vegetables that slugs don't attack?

Posted: 15/02/2018 at 16:03

Sow some soft, leafy lettuce as sacrificial plants and use beer traps, coffee grinds, sharp sand etc as barriers  and traps.  I used to use rhubarb leaves - cut stems for the kitchen but place the leaves flat on the round.  Next morning, lots of slugs sheltering and thus easy to remove.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 15/02/2018 at 16:00

I hope you're enjoying the grandkids Yvie.  Knees OK now thanks but only cos I found some old meds from when I had slipped discs and trapped nerves in my neck.  Bit stiff, very swollen but "feeling no pain".

10C here and not raining tho some is expected later.  Minstrel pussy is a very happy bunny as she can play outside at long last.

help - large tree close to house (conifer??)

Posted: 15/02/2018 at 15:32

The one on the left is a conifer and unlikely to cause much, if any, heave when removed.  However, do get a full survey done and then, if you go ahead, get a tree surgeon to remove it cos it's swamping the house and is not, IMHO, a good look..

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