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Growing with Coir

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 20:40

Barbara.....I think there is a difference between Compost With Added Coir and simple is easy to tell the difference.

Growing with Coir

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 20:36

Panda......if you have bought a block, you can hack off as much as you require at any one time.  Depending what you want to use it for, you can either soak it in water or soak it in a feed.  Just keep your unused block dry and then you can take off what you need in the future.

It isn't really like normal will need to add whatever nutrients you want /need.

Lichen branches.

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 20:16

Outside my particular interests then Justin but hope you get the branches you need.

Lichen branches.

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 20:08

Just out of interest Justin..........what do you keep ?  Reptiles perhaps ?

Lichen branches.

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 19:50

Vivariums I think Runnybeak.  I thought Lynne was already  sending some to Justin ?

Unusual bird behaviour

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 19:48 Sparrows do that too............the roughcast allows them to "hang" easily.  Its the only good thing I can think of about pebbledash

Hot thread

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 19:40

Bob............thanks for the explanation............despite mentioning Chillies, it hadn't occurred to me that the Chilli icon meant "Hot Thread".  I'd often wondered why the Chilli appeared on some posts  but was always too apathetic to think any further

Talkback: Japanese knotweed

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 19:34

Are Ebay selling Euthasate now?........the "best" thing for the job I believe.  No need for a continuous drip feed either...........quick squirt and job done. 

Hot thread

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 19:03

One with Chillies in it ? 

Don't know of posts, heated debate ?........Someone will know Runnybeak

Growing with Coir

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 17:50

I would include some Orchids which it is useful for ........Dendrobium in particular.

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Book Lovers and Library Users

Pay for a Library Service or lose it ? 
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Wasps......lack of this year ? 
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How to politely educate someone ? 
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What do the various abbrevations mean and are we talking about the same thing ? 
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Rude but funny.

Another Quotes thread.......can't find the old one. 
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Recommended varieties

Best performers 
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Mangetout varieties

Any recommendations please ? 
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Sweet potato

Slips or Plugs ? 
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Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

Who is your plant named after ? 
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Lost garden tools

Not stolen..........just hiding !! 
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Glyphosate killer in various forms

Effect on surrounding planting ? 
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Perennial evergreen Grass

What variety ? 
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Sulphate of Potash feed 
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Nicandra physalodes (Shoofly or Apple of Peru)

Leaf variegation 
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Grass snake

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