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Any help on this please

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 19:27

I think you are right, butterbur generally comes up with the flowers first, and then the large leaves follow a little later.


Posted: 19/04/2013 at 19:41

Have recently purchase three hardy fuchsias for £1 each. good sized plants with nice roots in three inch pots. They need a bit of hardening off but I think that they are rather better value than the tiny cuttings in one inch pots at 90pence each in the garden centres.

They main issue with supermarket plants is whether there is anyone at the store who knows how to look after them in less than ideal conditions.

Water plants for a wildlife pond

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 19:23

I have a very similar sized pond also in part shade. It is planted with a flowering rush and contains both milfoil and water crowfoot (I removed the elodea as it was far too vigorous) I then ensure that the surrounding soil is very moisture retentive and grow marginal plants there rather than in the pond, (marsh marigold, variegated iris etc).

No Fish. but planty of water fleas, tadpoles, damselflies etc.

My poor rhubarb has collapsed!

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 00:42

Rhubarb is usually easy going and disease free. I wonder if it is too wet sitting in in a tub of compost.

ORGRO or not to GRO

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 00:17

A few years ago I used to sell Orgro in a local garden centre (Norwich) It was branded as Orgro, Norfolk's miracle plant food,. It smelled pretty high and although I never used it myself we had several allotent growers who swore by it.

I think however that £13.00 a bag is far too expensive ( bought from the store it was less than a fiver) If I wanted a plant food I would but pelleted chicken manure and if I wanted a bulky organic manure I would visit my local stables andget an awful lot more muck for my money.


I think that most of the above conversation has related to an American product with a similar name.

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