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Fertilizing bedding

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 18:28

I dont feed plugs. I pot on and there is usually enough nutrient in the compost.  They don't last long in those pots because they are again potted on. 

when planted out into your troughs Junkbuyer the same applies...there will be nutrient in the compost initially.  I would use tomato fertiliser a couple of weeks after they were planted out and, ideally, once a week after that. 

One for the ladies. ......

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 18:22

An elbow is a powerful weapon against an aggressor's ribs but against a car window? Painful.  Unlikely 

Wilting dahlia

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 18:19

It could be over watered.  It's still early. Still cold.  they could still rot if wet and cold.  Does the pot feel heavy LeedD?


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 18:15

Amy why not sow your seeds and buy a couple of cosmos.....small trays are cheap and available and give you a head start.



Posted: 28/04/2015 at 18:13

Can only grow azaleas and rhodos in pots but have several large ones.  Camellias grow well in my soil though.  


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 18:04

That's similar to one I have Papi Jo.  It was a reject for the same was considered too I was delighted to have it for free.   However it now sits in a large pot and It shouts across the garden.  Mostly I get gushing comments about it. 

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 17:11

It could be my birthday I get a cake?  

Floppy Sedums

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 17:10

Vine weevils at this stage ...and at their most damaging....are little cream grubs.  try gently pulling your sedums and if they lift easily you prob have weevils. I use vime weevil drench .....shock, horrors some will say.....and this will kill them.  I make a little moat around the plants...for me heucheras are targeted here......and drench the immediate soil area


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 17:05

Go on, rub it in Hosta.  Another wonderful view of your estate .......I'm not jealous though 


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 17:04

Sorry Hosta,  will have to wait until it flowers.  What colour flowers?  Pink?  

another fine day.....a light shower as I took Spike.....

cut grass....I try to cut twice a week.  Takes no time at all then and stays nice and lush.   more planting done.  

not happy about reports of cold weather coming.  Nights have been chilly here at times but dont want it colder. 

The earthquake and casualties in Nepal is horrendous isn't it?   Reports say 2 million children have been displaced as well as huge numbers of deaths.  Doesn't make me think well of a creator if there is one!   We have Shelterbox based locally and we are contributing to them but its a drop in the ocean isnt it? 


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