Latest posts by Toady

1 to 10 of 55

Need help to ID some root, crown disease

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 18:34

Take a look at the ring culture method, very successful, many people swear by it including Jim on the Beechgrove garden. Was going to give it a go myself but having plenty of success growing in greenhouse beds which I borrowed from Monty.

Need help to ID some root, crown disease

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 07:42

That sounds like a lot of watering, although it depends on the depth of soil / drainage / position / size of plant relationship.

I grow tomatoes in a bed in a sunny hot greenhouse with about a foot of good growing depth before hard clay sub soil and water twice daily on a timer for 10 minutes at the moment, adjusting time to suit growth but not frequency. Feeding once a week from first set.

Moving a rose in flower

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 07:26

Depending on how long it has been in the pot be aware it's roots may well have found their way out of the drainage hole and into the ground.

Coffee Grounds

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 08:55

Coffee grounds still contain a fair amount of nutrients, I sprinkle them around the garden and lightly fork in as you would wood ash.

They only really deter slugs if dry unfortunately! 

what is this fungus

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:11

Coral spot it is not!

No Gardeners World and

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 09:53

BBC Humbug!!

Hardy geranium

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 17:43

It will bulk up quite quickly and seed all over the place if you let it, unless it is a named cultivar which tend to be better behaved.

Hardy geranium

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 07:32

Or Geranium Endresii.

My neighbour too, although he has now erected a 6 foot fence all along our boundary and it has gained me a foot of extra width, more planting opportunities i suppose!

Hardy geranium

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 21:39

Hi B3, could be Oxonianum or Macrorizum, both make great ground cover, seed freely and bulk up quickly. Geranium Macrorizum is particularly good in dry shade where virtually nothing else will grow, I use the white variety a lot for this reason.

I suggest you put some kind of barrier down to stop it reinvading when you've got it out / finished cursing it!

What is Best Deep Lawn Edging

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 19:21

I recommend rite-edge, it's not the cheapest but very sturdy and flexible. I use it for almost every new lawn installation. You still have to edge though. 

1 to 10 of 55

Discussions started by Toady

identity please

Replies: 6    Views: 1095
Last Post: 19/07/2014 at 17:18

Amazing Rose

Replies: 2    Views: 729
Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 08:34

Fuchsias! to prune or not to prune?

Replies: 17    Views: 24178
Last Post: 20/03/2015 at 23:04
3 threads returned