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I am going to try something new next year for my baskets and pots. Instead of using vermiculite to retain moisture, I am going to try mixing Catsan Silica cat litter grains into my compost instead. Has anybody tried this before and what do you think of my idea?
Morning everyone, grey day here too, OH has turned the heating on.
Love the "green man", do make it your avater Verdun.
Dove, you haven't been playing around with infected compost, have you?! Hope you feel better soon!
An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing. " - Murphy's Law
For dahlia lovers searching for something special, here a great site
"Developed in Switzerland by a family fruit nursery that began as long ago as 1889, their Lubera brand specialises in new fruit varieties of all kinds. Their RedLove apple was launched last year."
I bought my dwarf apricot from them, but this is a German company, not Swiss, they just have a branch in Switzerland.
Sounds about right, Winniecat! Here instructions from RHS how to look after it.
PeterE17 wrote (see)
Is this another pepino aka melon pear aka solanum muricatum? http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/what-is-this-plant-please/106059.html
Is this another pepino aka melon pear aka solanum muricatum?
By jove, I think he's got it!
The manager of a garden centre overhears one of his nurseryman talking to a customer. ‘No, we haven’t had any of that in ages,’ says the nurseryman. ‘And I don’t know when we’ll be getting any more.’ The customer leaves and the manager walks over to give him a telling off. ‘Never tell a customer we can’t get them something,’ he says. ‘Whatever they want we can always get it on order and deliver it. D’you understand?’ The nurseryman nods. ‘So what did he want?’ asks the manager. ‘Rain,’ replies the nurseryman.
A little boy goes up to Old Ned the gardener and says, ‘What do you put on your rhubarb?’ ‘Well, usually rotted horse manure,’ replies Old Ned. ‘We have custard.’ says the little boy.