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Posted: 25/10/2013 at 10:11

Daydaisy is correct in saying that agapanthus are happiest when root growth is restricted. If repotting is necessary only increase pot size by next size up and yes give the usual regular feeding of comfrey or tomato fertilisers. I can not explain this theory of root restriction if growing in open soil.



No dig gardening

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 16:55

Thanks obelixx, advice heeded and encouragement gained, I'm sure my "out of date" retired nursing sister will tie me down, she of the past matronly type.

No dig gardening

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 15:44

Thanks obelixx, watch this space.

No dig gardening

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 09:31

Am greatly encouraged by your varied advice and experiences and look forward to putting them into practice hopefully. Back op next month? Thanks and best regards to all correspondents.

No dig gardening

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 09:24

Thanks everyone for comments and suggestions so far, very much appreciated. I look forward to any further comments, suggestions and advice.

No dig gardening

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 21:32

Due to severe back problem what do fellow gardeners feel, know or can advise about "no dig " method of gardening. I have this autumn  gone down this route by nessessity and sown a green manure crop of broad beans and tares having first just being able to push hoe the raised beds to a depth of 4 inches. Crops are currently growing well. Any further advice will be greatly appreciated

Parsnip problem

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 21:14

Thanks Bob the gardener. Yes, your theory/ suggestion seems logical. Thanks

Parsnip problem

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 10:36

The canker is on the shoulders of the vegetable. Can anyone suggest a preventative cure for this problem. 

Oak tree seedling

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 07:31

Yes, do as Nutcutlet suggests then pot on for two or three years before planting out into open ground. Must surround with wire to prevent rabbit damage. Why not try growing one or two as bonsai ?

Over winter garlic

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 07:20

I grow Provence Wight planted in early October, generally have good quite large bulbs and stores well. It is false policy to grow supermarket garlic as much of it comes from China and is not really suitable for our British climate and only produces very small bulbs I find. So buy good stock from a reputable supplier.

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Raspberries from seed

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Germination problems

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Manure/wood shavings 
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Greenhouse heating.

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No dig gardening

Back problem 
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Last Post: 22/10/2013 at 16:55

Parsnip problem

Parsnip canker? 
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Last Post: 22/10/2013 at 19:34

Leek problems

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