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To Fleece or Not To Fleece

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 13:24

Hiya newboy

I just drape fleece lightly over peas .....pegging down corners tostoop blowing away. I only grow early peas.  Covering them in early May for 3 or 4 weeks prevents 

Pea moth spoiling my peas.  As I understand it, the pea moth will lay eggs on leaves and flowers in late spring.  After that fleece can be removed.

Anybody watching The Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 13:14

Not an exciting prog.....seems like I'm watching master chef or something. 

Nothing to learn so far from it.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 13:10

MrsGarden

I posted several pics last summer.    Will post again this summer if only to show off my agastaches, salvias. Etc.   ...oh! And the grasses of course    Always a little "shy" (ah! ) about posting pics but I realise we all like to share our gardens here so definitely will do that 

Chicky, Moreheim and sahins were good for me too last year.....will be cutting back this spring, prob late May, to encourage sturdier plants. 

Turtle99 and Magnolia.

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 13:01

Yes, Epsom salts is a great tonic.  A neighbour had problems with winter flowering cherries and I applied Epsom salts.  Magnesium deficiency I thought. ,amazing transformation and now she uses Epsom salts annually.

Epsom salts for tomatoes too and many other plants.. ....mild ..chlorosis on lupins, for example.

Fertilizing before laying turf

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 12:57

I would if using an organic granular fertiliser......artificial ones tend to act quickly and temporarily having no effect on turf at all right now. Organic fertilisers take longer and by the time the turf is rooting into the soil the fertiliser will be available.....

2014

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 12:54

Lovely inspiring posts as always Marion 

What tree/shrub is this?

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 12:52

Need a better picture......me old eyes aInt wot they used to be .....but it doesn't look like sarcoccoca to me.  

Hardening Off Help

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 12:50

I would keep all those Where they are for now except for marigolds, lobelias and morning glory.....I would move these to greenhouse.

Good warmth, almost heat, are needed for tomatoes, etc with no impact by draughts to check them.  No sense in hurrying up this process by "hardening" off plants that will mostly be indoors anyway.

help needed

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 12:44

I would put them in the conservatory for couple of days, water well first after potting on.  Cover with fleece or hang a lace or fleece "curtain" on the sunny side. Then put outside during the day and bring indoors at night.  Do this at least for a week.  This hardening off is essential for most every kind of plug in my opinion.  Plugs would have been brought on in perfect comditions so will not be "tough" yet

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 09:02

Hello folks

Another sunny day.

Heleniums definitely coming today and will be planted before the end of the day

Heleniums have really grown on me.....makes it difficult to put my jacket on! ..........and for long flowering, tall plants showing yellow, brown, orange and red not much to beat them.   For good soils with some moisture they are excellent.

Will try to "perfect"  (ha ha, some hopes) new area I started last year and developed further over the winter.  I want colour, form, scent, good plant combinations, grasses in an an area that has a bench.  I have the plants I think esp when new heleniums planted.  Several Regale lilies there too providing womderful scent in June/July.  (giving myself enthusiasm to get out there I think )

Hope everyone has a healthy happy day 

 

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