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Mulching

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 17:40

No Lyn I use as is.  The salt content seems not to have any detrimental affect - soon washed out anyway.  If I remember correctly seaweed contains alginic acid that helps bind sandy soils plus iodine and other trace elements that provide a tonic both to soil and plant.  Ok, a slight smell for few days but it's a sea smell in keeping with Cornwall coast.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 16:55

Consider it done Dove 

Mulching

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 16:50

Bit lazy these days.  I have a couple of heaps but rarely turn them.  Must get into that routine again.  Inspired by the pictures of steaming heap topped with leaves.....can't remember right now who it was but much respect to him

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 16:44

Cornwall Dove!  You lucky thing.  They all go around with straw in their mouths and hope to have electricity soon 

Overwintering pelargoniums-how often to water?

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 13:01

Last winter was exceptionally mild though Topbird.  Chances are it will be colder this time.   I think you are right to keep them as you do.  Pelargoniums are tougher than many people think anyway.  

Mulching

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 12:57

Nothing has really come close to peat Frank.  Not convinced about the conservation argument.  

The very best mulching material is seaweed.  Used to get loads of it from the beach.  My car boot full of seaweed and jumping flies.  Put down in autumn it would prevent weeds, not supply weeds either, deter slugs and snails from breeding and provide an excellent soil conditioner.   Although mild here seaweed protects against frost .....the air pockets create good drainage and the salt content seems to provide extra heat.  Ideal too for hellebores

Geraniums/Cranesbills.

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 08:44

Busy,  Black Beauty seems to like it sunny and on dry side.  Easy to divide though.  Different and worthwhile. 

Got several varieties from Cramesbill Nursery few years ago but owner sold up.  think it's still trading so prob worth checking out 

Geraniums/Cranesbills.

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 08:42

Busy,  Black Beauty seems to like it sunny and on dry side.  Easy to divide though.  Different and worthwhile. 

its here

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 08:37

Oh! Got it. I'm in my right spot but  someone's thrown me overboard too 

its here

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 08:34

Hey!  I'm not up there!  Im far tip of Cornwall.  

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