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Talkback: How to plant a water lily

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 18:27
Forget using Hessian, it rots away within 2 years, just use a basket with fine mesh.


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 22:21

San marzano are excellent for pasta and pizza bases,blend up with or without the skins, no problems being frozen.

Container gardening - fertilizing

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 13:42

You sound like a beginner to me, so than complicate further, just stick with a liquid fertiliser until you get a few years under your belt. a liquid fertiliser will tell you how much to feed, saving any guess work.They are tomatoes, nothing hard about growing them, they grow as weeds on the banks of our local river.

Seedlings under light

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 13:28

Pointless having the lights on when nothing is showing, you can,but why waste power,wait till things show,but then do it immediately.

Which compost this year?

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 00:41

I have just bought quite a few bales, 125 litres of bq verve, never had a problem with it.

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 00:38

I have heard for a few years now, complaints over different composts especially bq, i have been using theirs for a good few years and had no problems whatsoever.It's 58% peat, which i have no problem using, Ireland burn tons of the stuff every year in their power stations, so i don't see why gardeners should go without.

I buy at least 12-15 125 litre bales of bq compost every year to grow veg in pots and in my polytunnel and have no bad results at all, which makes me feel the problem isn't national, maybe mine comes from somewhere local to me as others buy from my local store and have no complaints whenever i have asked gardeners who buy whilst i'm there.I have no affiliation with the store, my toms are growing under lights as we speak so it's fine for seedlings, i don't consider myself a "lucky" gardener either, i'd be a fool to buy it if it was no good, i don't know anyone else who sells compost with 58% peat added for such a low price for 125 liters either. I'm using the Bolton store for your information.



Talkback: How to apply mulch

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 21:40
Excellent explanation Bob.


Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:39

My harzfuer are turning red as of yesterday, sweet apertif have a truss of 16 turning red, harbinger have hardly fruited yet, think i was late with the northwest..

I need your help!

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 21:00

The first thing i ever did 15 yrs ago was a 16x20 ft pond and over the yrs it's silted up slighty and on it's own i now have iris and other pond plants that arrived with the birds.

lots of garden birds that wash and feed in the waterfall,beetles, boatmen, dragonfly nypmph and others that i don't know what they are. I do this as it brings my garden alive at the cost of a home built pond made out of curtain siders off a old waggon, cost of £ 70.

We have had two pair of ducks and mallards every year for the past six yrs, but they do get a bit much with 14 babies each, they wreck the pond every yr, but it always perks back up again.

Sweet peppers

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 23:34

fifs, sweet peppers? i have 12 plants and 8-9 have decent peppers all green most outside, this is a first for me with peppers. None are a foot and a half tall.

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Talkback: How to plant a water lily

Forget using Hessian, it rots away within 2 years, just use a basket with fine mesh. 
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