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Too much nitrogen

Posted: 10/07/2017 at 21:44

I'm on it: thanks for the advice

Too much nitrogen

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 21:03

Thanks fidgetbones: is it too late to do that this year?  Can I still get kale plants?

Too much nitrogen

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 20:39

I have converted an old chicken run into a soft fruit cage, but the nitrogen in their manure has caused the usual problem of too much top growth and not enough fruit.  Is there anything I can do to correct the soil balance?  I know that, apart from the autumn raspberries, it is probably too late for this year, but I would like some fruit next year!

Can anyone identify this plant please?

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 17:50

Thanks Liriodendron: never heard of it!  No wonder I couldn't find it.  There will be more pics soon.

Can anyone identify this plant please?

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 14:59

Another one from my 'new' garden.  Over a metre tall, perennial, started flowering last week.  Any clues? Thanks

Tree identification

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 21:02
Yes, I was wondering if it is a lime ... lucky you Mackers: I can't get them to grow with me.

Infilling after stump removal

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 21:00
If you are going to plant another tree perhaps some Rootgrow to encourage the roots?

Free gifts on May issue GW

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 20:58
Mind you they are still on the kitchen window sill: I am not risking outside for anything yet (frost last night in the soft south west ...)


Posted: 28/04/2016 at 20:54
I am in the soft south west (still perishing cold here too). My Allium Christopheri are in their first year, and some of the dozen I put in have the beginnings of a bud, but I am not uncrossing my fingers yet.

Free gifts on May issue GW

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 20:52
I got the tomato seeds: much to my surprise they have come up ... fingers crossed.
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Too much nitrogen

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Can anyone identify this plant please?

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Soft fruit

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Taking cuttings

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How to get rid of roots 
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Moving plants

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Harbinger tomatoes

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Fig tree

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Do you know what this pretty plant is?

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Iris bulbs

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Herbaceous/shrub clematis

No flowers 
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