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Organic method for Lawn Moss

Posted: 15/11/2017 at 23:00

Using Fairy Dish soap (assuming that it even works) could hardly be thought of as organic.

Moss is usually a result of poor drainage, or shade or mowing to short.

So, scarify, spike, add sharp sand and don't mow too low.

Potting bench opinions...

Posted: 28/10/2017 at 20:31

My ideal is...

The right height...

Big enough to mix up all the potting medium I am going to need for the given job.

My reality is that I often pot up sitting on the floor with a washing up bowl.

Creosoted fence posts

Posted: 28/10/2017 at 19:53

Creosote is described as very toxic to aquatic organisms and likely to cause long term damage to aquatic environments.

If I were you I would contact the Environment Agency.

Tulip bulbs

Posted: 08/10/2017 at 00:42

I too would recommend white triumphator.

I originally planted purissima, but I find that although they flower reliably year on year and the flowers last well, I don't much like the way they open right out flat like a plate. not very tulip like.

Differentiate currants

Posted: 08/10/2017 at 00:30

crush one of the leaves and smell it.

Red/white currants don't smell of much but black currants smell really strongly.

small packs of grit for rose cuttings?

Posted: 05/09/2017 at 22:47

If you have a local pet shop / smallholder supply shop, then they will sell sharp grit for chicken keepers.

My local store sells it by weight, as much or as little as you like, and cheaper than the garden centres.

What's this tool?

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 23:18

a company called ardinco used to make something back in the dark ages that looked a bit like this.

Not sure if it was a weeder or a seedling trowel. I've not seen anything like it now.

How many holes?

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 23:00

In nursery production, many plants are watered using capillary matting and multiple holes allows for good contact between the compost and matting, The holes set a little higher ( in grooves on the base or slightly up the sides ) allow for drainage to prevent waterlogging.

Also as busy lizzie said, if a hole is blocked ( lets say by a root ) then the drainage of the pot as a whole is not compromised.

Last edited: 01 September 2017 23:01:46

Charlotte Scabbie Potatoes

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 22:39

Are you certain they are Charlotte potatoes?

They look an odd shape and a lot scabbier than I have ever had.

How do I look after indoor miniature roses?

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 21:49

my experience of miniature indoor roses is that they are not very strong growers and are better treated as temporary flowering plants rather like a long lasting bunch of flowers. (much like the potted chrysanthemums).

Do not allow them to dry out, remove old leaves as necessary to keep them tidy and enjoy them while you can.

When they finish flowering they could be planted outside, but they don't appear to be very hardy and my only success was with a yellow one.

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cuttings from wallflowers

Does anyone have experience of taking cuttings from ordinary wallflowers? 
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