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John innes no 1

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 20:08

Dove - did you see that posh full Irish on Masterchef?  Looked wonderful, even if she did mess up the duck egg.

Rosadendrum help

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 20:05

Do you mean rhododendron?  Which variety?

Have you planted it in a pot or in the ground?  What is the compost or soil like?  Are you using tap water or rain water?


Posted: 24/04/2017 at 20:00

Peonies are not bulbs but are perennials.  They are often considered difficult but that's because they are fussy about planting depth - too shallow or too deep and they won't flower.

Here's some info on cultivation from the RHS - https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=671 It includes advice on planting depth and growing in containers.

John innes no 1

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 19:18

Or convert it to a planter and buy a new one.

John innes no 1

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 18:17

No thanks,but I like a slice of buttery toast and home-made marmalade.

Allium Leaves

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 17:57

I expect it was to make them look more appealing.  Never done it myself.


Posted: 24/04/2017 at 17:56

Water too in dry spells.

John innes no 1

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 17:55

I grill my bacon as I like the fat to crisp up a bit and I do mushrooms in butter with herbs and a bit of garlic - but then it's always brunch time if I do a cooked breakfast, not crack of dawn.   Grilled slices of Irish black pudding cos I like the oats and beaked beans too.


Posted: 24/04/2017 at 17:52

Yes.  A good framework transports the nutrients which provide the oomph for all the new shoots to grow.  You then intervene and prune those shoots to encourage them to make flower buds.

John innes no 1

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 15:20

Your questions have been answered with great patience.  If you have taken the time to research RHS advice, why question it on here?  And why be rude?

If, as you say, you are a cook, you surely know the only way to see if a recipe works or a flavour combination is good, is to try it so, for heaven's sake, go and try planting something and use the compost advised for the purpose.   In metaphor - don't try and use pasta flour to bake a light fluffy cake.

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