Tina_i_am


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Secateurs.....bin them or sharpen them

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 13:41

I went on youtube and found a video on how to take them apart, clean and then sharpen. I'd give this a try first. It wasn't too difficult and they are cutting just fine now. You are going to need a wire brush, some 3 in 1 oil, rags and a wet stone or something to sharpen the blade.

What deficiency is this?

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 13:36
Paul B3 says:

Try a general plant tonic such as Sequestrene !


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Thanks for your suggestion, I've drenched it with a Sequestrene plant tonic and will let you know how it gets on.


As it's a deciduous plant, I hope that the improvement in the pot can only help, it will drop its leaves and be a better healthier looking wisteria next season.

Peat-free compost

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 13:29
Tina_i_am says:

This year, for the first time, I bought and used peat-free compost. It seems okay, plants growing well, but I do have a couple of observations about it.


I find it dries out quicker. The surface especially dries out and seems to make a firm crust. Is this normal for peat-free compost and does everyone else find this?


I was also wondering if peat-free is less nutrient dense than other composts? Is peat-free better for any particular situation or to be avoided for certain plants? 


Thanks for reading


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Thanks for the replies and healthy debate on should we use peat-free compost and does it make a difference to the environment, but can I just draw you back to my original set of questions?


I did buy some perlite yesterday to add to the peat-free compost. I just found that the peat-free compost seemed to dry out and form a hard crust and wasn't sure if this was typical. I was also wondering if it was suitable for all planting situations (fruit, chillies, container gardening) or if some plants just don't thrive in it.

Peat-free compost

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 15:06

This year, for the first time, I bought and used peat-free compost. It seems okay, plants growing well, but I do have a couple of observations about it.


I find it dries out quicker. The surface especially dries out and seems to make a firm crust. Is this normal for peat-free compost and does everyone else find this?


I was also wondering if peat-free is less nutrient dense than other composts? Is peat-free better for any particular situation or to be avoided for certain plants? 


Thanks for reading

Are my chilli plants ready to pot up?

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 13:43

Are my chillies ready to pot up? Currently, they are in 10cm square pots and most are about 30cm tall. The roots aren't exactly bursting out through the drainage holes. Should I move them to a 15cm pot or a 20cm pot next? I've only got some peat free compost, would a different compost be better?


What plant other than Ivy to cover up unsightly lower-middle class concrete bird bath with vulgar inscription on it?

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 23:33

I think this would add a touch of class, He's looking for somewhere to rock up for a few days. 

Curled/ crinkle leaves on chillies / sweet peppers

Posted: 12/07/2017 at 14:07

I'm a first time chilli/ sweet pepper grower. A few of my plants seem to have leaves that are curled or crinkles and not fully formed or open. I've got so much to learn. Any ideas?


Curled/ crinkle leaves on chillies / sweet peppers

Posted: 12/07/2017 at 14:05

I'm a first time chilli/ sweet pepper grower. A few of my plants seem to have leaves that are curled or crinkles and not fully formed or open. I've got so much to learn. Any ideas?


What deficiency is this?

Posted: 12/07/2017 at 10:44

Thanks, it's all the leaves. I have some epsom salts. 

What deficiency is this?

Posted: 12/07/2017 at 10:19

My mum gave me her Wisteria, that she'd bought from a supermarket. It had been in its small original pot for some time Then I took it off her hands and over wintered it in the green house before repotting it up. I actually have two, the other seems much healthier and grown, while this one hasn't gown as much and the leaves are pale  I'm guessing it's a deficienc. What do you think?



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