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When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 08:21


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 08:19

Morning Karen

I use it soon......perhaps I am wrong but I assume the fertiliser takes 8 weeks or so to break down for plants to absorb.  On my veg patch, for example, I apply fish blood and bone about 4 weeks before I sow seed.  potash is more immediate but quickly leached out of the soil so whenever you have it use it fresh asap. 

Chicken pellets are not a fsvourite for me but useful as an addition to mulch 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 08:12

Worth it for that smell of newly mown grass Mollis 

When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 08:08

"Always look on the bright side of life"....Eric Idle 


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 08:04

Jealous !  although sun is coming 

Hydrangea is it too early to prune

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 08:02

Morning Wootie 

wait a while yet. 

Its pretty cold right now with frost in many places so another couple of weeks' delay would be sensible. 

(Assuming you have the usual mopheads/lacecaps) 


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 07:58

Actually sounds like it is looking wonderful up there 

When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 07:57

Oh noooooooooo . Not that Fairy. 

is this armageddon? 

(Have a good day Fairy 

fox poo on my rose

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 07:52

Sammymummy, yes, clean it up for appearance sake if nothing else.  It will damage new shoots and buds if left 

Foxes visit here...don't see much evidence though apart from a calling card now and then on my heathers.

far more fox-wise people here than I am but do foxes attack flower buds, etc.?  Prob something else is the culprit?  

Be interested in others' replies 

When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 07:43

Dismaying Dairymay.    So annoying when they do that.    When people use the word "nice"'s far removed from its original meaning.  I cannot sleep because of it .  saying tv instead of television drives me bonkers . And car instead of automobile......well I need to see a "shrink", er psychiatrist, to help me cope with it worse still....when, people, put too,,,, many commas in, their sentences!!!   Wot (oooo, what) is the world coming too?    Finally, when the tv newscaster reports of  the terrors in Syria why does he wear a tie that doesn't match his suit?  Not food form...not good form at all 

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