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fertilizers

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 20:33
This link might answer your question; http://www.thegardenersalmanac.co.uk/Data/Fertiliser/Fertiliser.htm

Need help with tomato plants

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 20:29
From what you describe it suggests you are growing them in "cordon" fashion which is quite a common method. Grown this way they will naturally be limp and vine like hence the need to tie them into some form of verticle support. Add to this if you do not remove axil growths you will end up with a gangly somewhat bush cordon. This link might show what I mean; http://www.thegardenersalmanac.co.uk/Data/Tomato/Tomato.

Talkback: How to grow tomatoes in a greenhouse

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 17:35

This link with its pictures might help;

http://www.thegardenersalmanac.co.uk/Data/Tomato/Tomato.htm

plants dying - conifer

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 17:30

Has the gravel been laid recently?

It looks like limestone chippings and this might have altered the pH of the soil, causing the conifers to react like this.

hydrangea flower heads dead

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 17:26

Why do you think it does not need frost protection?

It certainly looks like frost damage to me!

What area do you live in?

Dead Daphne

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 17:22

I really can't tell from the info you have supplied, sorry!

Have a read of this and see if it rings any bells;

http://www.thegardenersalmanac.co.uk/Data/Daphne/Daphne.htm

clay soil

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 12:52
Here is my slant on the subject; http://www.thegardenersalmanac.co.uk/Data/Soil-Clay/Soil%20-%20Clay.

veg patch

Posted: 14/04/2012 at 19:07
There should be no problem providing you dig it over and let some air into the soil. The soil might smell a bit sour but this will soon evaporate once it has been dug over and left for a bit. If you can get a bit of well rotted manure to dig in at this stage this will open up the texture of the soil You might be best not planting any root crops for the first year but greens should be OK, it might be quite high in nitrogen from the dogs waterworks. I could suggest putting some lime down if you are going to grow greens but do not do this if your adding farmyard manure, these can react to give off ammonia. So use one or the other! To help you decide which; check the condition of the soil when you dig it,if it is a bit sticky go for manure, if it is quite open textured go for lime. I hope that helps, once you decide what you want to grow get back to the forum and between us we will give you advice to suit your plans....Tg

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 14/04/2012 at 18:35
Yep! I'm here too Dipped my toe in the water and answered a couple of questions to see how things work! Seems to be a bit lumpy to me, but perhaps when I get around the site a bit things will smooth out. Looking forward to the " Craic"

Fertilisers

Posted: 14/04/2012 at 17:14

To ease your confusion this link might help;

http://www.thegardenersalmanac.co.uk/Data/Fertiliser/Fertiliser.htm

Liquid growmore from memory is a balanced fertiliser 7:7:7, whereas 6X is a high nitrogen fertiliser (6:4:3) and horse manure is a soil improver.

OK it will contain some nutrients but these are immeasureable so I tend to ignore this.

Based on your growing list; Yes I think you should invest in Tomato fertiliser you will need it when your tomatoes, chillies, peppers and Strawberries come into flower and set fruit. The others should not need anything if you have prepared your soil well before planting out.

I hope that helps....Tg

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