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Posted: 09/01/2014 at 23:57

So that's where my wall went 


Posted: 09/01/2014 at 13:55

Higgy....your head full of ideas?  Mine too.  Restless for change and ever improvement. 


Posted: 09/01/2014 at 13:52

You won't kill anything novice 


Posted: 09/01/2014 at 13:48

Panda....keep cheerful.  

Took,spike to,have his eye surgery checked and he's fine.  

Lovely sunny day ......young cousin coming soon and we will take spike across the Towans and put the world to rights.

Friend of mine in her mid fifties has just said she needs further surgery to remove skin cancers on her back....this will be the third lot since the summer.  She's had an awful lot of stress over recent years, has an autistic son to look after and has learned her daughter has skin cancers too.  What can anyone say?  It's all about being positive and creating optimism.

Nice forum this.....we can offload without judgement 

Have good day folks




Posted: 08/01/2014 at 23:55

Very nice work higgy.  Impressive stuff.  Good advice too.  It all ties in beautifully.  As a rockery should be 

Cornus alba Sibirica in Containers

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 23:48

Chicky, am I the only one not to rate bonemeal as a feed?  Just don't like it. Not too sure it's very effective at all. 

I prefer a balanced fish blood and bone fertilizer.  Bonemeal is very, very slow. 

Prune in march and at least want nitrogen in the mix to get those vigorous strong new red stems.  You could use simple sulphate of ammonia for nitrogen fix but any balanced organic feed is preferable.

Fungus spray for seedings

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 22:19

Used to use cheshunt compound but no longer available.

I try to sow seeds sparingly, water sparingly and allow good ventilation. Good hygiene....I try to use bleach-washed pots and fresh compost.

Agree with zoomer about vermiculite .....I use perlite too in the compost mix.

Which Daphne?

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 22:13

Daphne mezereum makes nice upright plant packed with scent.  The white flowered my preferred choice.

Daphne Somerset Variegata is also highly scented with smaller variegated leaves.  Nice  shrub.

Daphne odora aureomarginata is evergreen ...again highly scented and beautiful yellw edged leaves

I grow all the above plus Eternal Fragrance but this is better in good light I think

Only grow viburnum burkwoodii evergreen without autumn colour so hopefully others will give their opinions on deciduous viburnums


Excess Nitrogen in veg plot soil

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 19:48

You can buy from garden centres, DIY stores, etc.


Can't get no inspiration!

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 19:45

Euonymous Emerald n gold is a favourite of mine.  Has pink red touches to,the leaves in winter but always a lovely feature.  Euonymous aureus is bigger, different.  The former I keep to mounds about 4' high but Aureus I keep "topiarised" to about 7 or 8'.  Also a nice white variegated variety ...Gaiety I think.....with same compact evergreen mounded shape.  More excited landgirl?  

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