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Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 17:41

Wow what a birthday treat 20th of july, hooray for gardeners world

Any idea??

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 09:58

Has gardeners wolrd finished? or moved times? think this is the 3rd week of no gardeners world and tonight its been replaced by BBC proms... i cant remember Monty saying it would be this long before the next episode 

Potato blight soil

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 12:14

Thank you very much i shall indeed be adding some nutrients and wont be planting tomatoes 

water feature

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 12:10

Ponds dont have to big, any water source will encourage wildlife, a simple preformed pond can be simple installed in ground or above something as tiny as an old kitchen sink can become a friving place for frogs, newts and all the marginal plants that you will be able to grow will bring in aload more wilflife too. if you go for this option buy a small fountain pump to place in the bottom i suggest a small solar powered one like this http://www.bradshawsdirect.co.uk/pondkraft-solar-fountain-pump to keep the water flowing it will also give you the relaxing sound of running water which no only you will love but so will the birds  

Any other pond questions just ask 

why is my pond brown and not clear

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 12:05

Please answer all of robots questions so either me or him can give you a detailed break down on what to do next...

blanketweed in my wildlife pond

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 12:02

Always use a low nutrient soil, it can be from the garden, but some that has had a big plant growing in it which has soaked up all the nutrients. More water lilies ! ponds should be at least 50% covered or in shade... keep doing what your doing and I'm sure it will go away especially as we haven't seen the sun in days algae should be down.

Pond Plants

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 11:55

Aquatic compost has some goodness added in but not enough to cause an algal bloom, but this 'special loam' is expensive. I do what mark does use normal pots with slits in and low fertile soil from the garden where something big has grown which has soaked up all the nutrients. Here's how i pot up a marginal plant; fill the bottom with fine gravel about 1/4 of the pot then a 1/4 of soil or aquatic compost so the plant gets a boost when you first pot up, put your plant in making sure the base of the plant is just under the rim of the pot, if it isn't you need a bigger pot, then half way up the root ball fill again with soil or compost and after that the rest i fill with gravel right up to the top of the plant, this way the pot is heavy and wont fall over and the fish wont be interested in tampering with the soil

Potato blight soil

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 11:41

Nobody knows ?  is the soil safe to plant other vegetables in ?

Potato blight soil

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 15:55

Hello there, one of my potato sacks has unfortunatly suffered from the dreaded blight... i was just wondering what to do with the soil and compost that is in the sack, is it still safe to grow other fruit and veg in there like a broccoli or even a few carrots? should i be treating the soil first with something? or is it okay to grow non-potato like vegatables straight away?

If anyone needs help with pond problems im your man to ask so feel free

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Any idea??

When will gardeners world be back on? 
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Potato blight soil

what can i grow in the old soil? 
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