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Plants in France

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 19:25

We're just back from a few days in France. I had the opportunity to look around a garden centre and was quite shocked to see how much cheaper plants were - about 50 - 75%. These were usual seasonal plants - heathers, perennials and shrubs. Why is this?

What are these

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 14:33

Ask your neighbour if you can have a small clump in the spring. They grow prolifically - are you sure you want them?

honey bees

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:59

I just tried to message you but the website would not let me. 

Found this in Derbyshire.  http://dadbeep.blogspot.co.uk/p/next-meeting.html  

It may be near you. Also check out the Natural Beekeeping Trust for information. They are based in Sussex but the website is good. 

This chap is excellent too.  http://www.bee-friendly.co.uk/  

Good luck

honey bees

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:37

We have Warre hives. They are not a joke and easy to run. Try to find a 'Natural Beekeeping' group near you and join them if possible. Where are you? Their emphasis is on caring for the bee, not honey so much.

water borne diseases

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 20:12

 What disease? How? 

manure

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 14:24

What is soil solarization?

What plants should I be feeding now?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 16:58

Thanks for that. I'd forgotten about the blueberries! 

What plants should I be feeding now?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 10:40

I know that plant feeding should be tailing off now... I think. What needs feeding for the next few weeks?

Chocolate Cosmos

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:32

Bump. Someone will know.

Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 08:59

I do. I grew a free pack of seeds three years ago and they have been brilliant. They are a bit floppy so I've had to support them. They have flowered constantly since June and respond well to deadheading. I have not fed them yet but the bed gets mulched in the winter.

I have not got heleniums. I wanted some but they need moist ground and I have desert like conditions - hot, dry & chalky soil.  Hope that all helps!

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