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Posted: 29/02/2016 at 07:49

Primroses grow in abundance over the dunes behind me.  nature places them so much better than we can 


Posted: 29/02/2016 at 07:25

Morning folks 

Cold, frosty,  quiet, blue sky and dry.  very light and bright.   A lovely winter's morning 

How best to add nutrients to the allotment

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 21:03

Dig in as much of that manure as possible ...still time to do that.  

Carrots won't like the manure but I would miss them out this year to get that manure in.  Use fish blood and bone instead of any artificial fertilisers. 



Posted: 28/02/2016 at 19:59

Oh no you don't Shirley .....I'm not giving you an excuse to skive work...ha ha 

next weekend will be fine 

Cosmos seedling have been devoured

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 19:54

No need to feel ashamed aym.  I cringe when I remember all the mistakes I made....still gardening and everything else.

it's all about learning.  You are most welcome aym 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 19:50

Shirley, forgive me but why are you putting ----- between your words?  


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 19:46


if your soil is not acidic your blueberries will soon perish.   They do very well in pots anyway.  I suggest you buy some acidic john innes compost for them.  Dont add any other food just now.

your lavendar will thrive in a sunny well drained spot so just grab the bull by the horns and plant out.  Best not to move them around too much though.  If you do prefer them in pots choose the generally most sunny spot and leave them there 

Cosmos seedling have been devoured

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 19:37

Ha pinch out the stems...flowering will be delayed but only slightly but you will have masses more.  You'll see 


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 19:34

Shirley, it will not be enough to put some acidic compost in the planting hole for blueberries. The whole soil must be acid and this is why many of us grow them in pots. planted about 3' apart.  they grow pretty big.  Can you add some dried manure and fish blood and bone around your plants?  Rhubarb needs plenty of moisture and bulky organic matter to do well.  So, if you have planted just one foot apart space them further apart.

lavendar wants very good drainage and little or no feeding.  Plenty of sunshine and add grit to your planting hole. Better in the ground but if in a pot take away that saucer 


Cosmos seedling have been devoured

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 19:24

Aym, that's why you pinch them out.  They will not collapse or need any support despite being 120 cm tall. Pinching back 6 or 7 times thickens those stems 

Nut, those orange cosmos have caught my imagination.  I have orange echinaceas, agastaches, geums,,kniphofias and cannas that are orange and want more of that colour 

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