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blueberries

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 08:32

There will be some descriptions on those plants I think Maybee1

I grow 4 different varieties for pollination, length of fruiting season and variety of taste.

Why not look up the different varieties before you visit the GC and then select them.  

Acid soil is essential, a little shade, moisture and, in my opinion, 3 different varieties for good pollination.  If your soil is not acidic then grow,in ericaceous compost in pots. 

I love blueberries so enjoy yours 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 08:23

Sunny morning.  Looks good but rain tonight and  strong wimds for weekend.  hmmmm! 

Wamt to pull up the last of the stocks amd wallflowers today.......large individual plants still looking good but their replacements need plantIng. At least the weekend rain will settle them in.

Hope your knee quickly improves Dove 

North, South, East or West Facing

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 18:53

Planting out some dahlias now...all in 3 or 5 litre pots amd lots of foliage. Looks like those in the ground are ok too but not checked them all. ,as already said, it's the winter wet that gets them and,,boy,,has it been a wet winter   

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 18:43

Show off Punkdoc.  Jealous you can grow meconopsis baileyii......or have they changed the name again? Betonicifolia or similar?  

Been an okay day  today.  Mostly dry and warm.  

Early flowering plants for butterflies?

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 18:35

Skimmias at this time of year attract plenty of bees.  From mid summer agastaches ( the humming bird plant)  are great for bees and butterflies.

keeping mice off pea seeds

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 13:04

The only sure fire way is to sown indoors and plant out when the peas are 3 or 4" high, when the seed has just have disappeared.  

I tried all the recommendations in the past but this works.  

Perrienrals

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 13:02

Agree about the mpc.  They seem worse every year now.  I have mixed in my own sieved soil with mpc....this was done primarily to deter vine weevil as an experiment.  Think it worked to an extent so john innes is a good addition.

Leather jackets

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 12:56

Nice fried too 

Leather jackets

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 08:38

Mark,,no not too late for nematodes.  Just getting to right time to use them.

Strange behaviour

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 08:37

Clearly it is not the pot.  If you swapped them over and same thing happened.  

I suspect animal ...fox perhaps, a cat?......causing urine damage. It may look untidy but try a mesh surround/screen overnight for few nights.

I had damage by my front door years ago by a cat jumping/sleeping on it overnight.  I put a circle of clematis mesh around it for week or so and this was sufficient to break the cat's routine.  

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